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Snow, snow, thick thick snow

Snow, snow, thick thick snow

Sunday 5th February 2012

Work on the vintage cars proceeded at the pace of an arthritic snail this week. It was just too cold! I had booked Bob the mechanic to spend Friday working on the New Zealand car. The plan was to get the ignition timing spot on and then to give it a thorough pre-MoT check to ensure the brakes, steering, lights and so on, are all in good order. Sadly, Bob sustained a sports injury in the previous week and phoned to postpone his visit. It was a shame but I was secretly relieved that I wouldn't have to spend the day battling frostbite and hypothermia in a freezing garage.

I suppose I shouldn't complain too much. Several of the nurses at the residential home where my Dad lives come from Rumania and they have been telling me that, back home, it was minus 24 degrees. It is somehow reassuring to discover that someone else is worse off than you. Or is that being too unkind?

Continuing the theme of winter weather, the snow hit Redbourn yesterday evening. We sat in the bar of The Cricketers watching the blizzard raging outside. By 9:30pm the decision had been taken to forego the last round and trudge back across the Common, battling stoically against everything the elements could throw at us. This morning the snow-covered landscape was a joy to behold and I couldn't resist the urge to go outside a make a snowman. Childish perhaps, but great fun nevertheless.