It is Julie’s birthday today, and she has a day off work to celebrate it.
After a night of heavy rain and sleet, we opened the curtains this morning to be greeted by falling snow. Large fluffy flakes, falling at a fast rate. It was enough to darken an already grey sky, and necessitate putting on the lights in the house.
After almost an hour, it had snowed hard enough to settle a little on top of the beech hedges at the front. In the back garden, the ground was too wet to allow this, so it just added to the already waterlogged lawn.
This first snow of the year is not exactly welcome. Snow is never welcome in our little world. If it doesn’t settle, it just adds to the damp feel, but if it does, we have to face the usual problems of dangerous driving conditions, and difficulties when walking. We are never ready for snow here, and I am always amazed at how well countries that regularly experience heavy snow are able to cope.
This evening, we have planned to go for a birthday meal at the local Thai restaurant, the only place close enough to walk to.
So, Happy Birthday to my lovely wife, and let’s hope it stops snowing.