Domino doesn’t look happy with this outbreak of “dandruff”. Well, that will teach her for rolling in the fake snow from the tree. It’s rare for her to sit on the arm of the settee.
Yesterday evening was a stark contrast to the previous day. On my way home I decided I may as well drop into Tesco in case we had another snow dump overnight or another big freeze, and I got most of the provisions that I needed despite forgetting my shopping list – although I didn’t add anything that wasn’t on there other than my first batch of Christmas shopping. Yes, folks, I finally have a few gifts to wrap.
I got home quite late and the drive back down our icy hill was very, very scary. It’s not so bad if there’s no-one coming in the opposite direction … but there was someone coming in the opposite direction and it meant that one of us had to swerve away from the semi-clear track onto frozen snow and avoid hitting any parked cars. Fortunately he had a 4×4 and he did the decent and gentlemanly thing. I am such a wimp when it comes to driving on ice. I don’t mind walking in it and I don’t mind looking at it, but if I can keep from driving in it I’m a very happy bunny.
There wasn’t a great deal on the telly last night, but the postman had finally arrived with a few days’ worth of post, including a Radio Times, the Ramblers’ Walk magazine, and my Sky magazine. I also picked up the latest Country Kitchen from the supermarket. Once I put the shopping away and had tea (I need to catch up on washing up the crocks at some point …) I had a magazine-fest, which was lovely and relaxing. And I did my writing exercise but couldn’t be bothered to boot up and load it until today.
I managed to source a “used-but-good” copy of that cookery book I lost, for 1p, and I ordered that along with a “used-but-good” Sue Grafton omnibus. I also ordered 3 new novels – Sue Grafton’s latest and the last 2 from Stephen Booth – and those should all be with me in time for a lovely read over Christmas.
Other news from yesterday … I dusted off and polished up the CV and registered with a recruitment agency … And I started to research the freelance work boards. Nothing to worry about from a job security point of view (as far as we know), but if any of the gossip that is filtering through is true, I won’t want to be involved any more. Just covering my back and hedging my bets.
Our road up the hill is still very, very dicey and there were 2 cars coming down as I was going up. One of them I gave way to (there was nowhere for him to go), the other gave way to me. Some have put their wheelie bins out for collection and while the dustmen may make it to the village, I can’t see them risking struggling down to our “bottom”.
I got to work a bit quicker than yesterday, the main roads really are considerably better and they’ve forecast a heatwave from tomorrow. But I don’t think I’ll be heading to Birmingham this weekend.
Can you see Domino in this picture? Don’t you just know one (or more) of those baubles are going to be in the middle of the floor when I get home?