What a beautiful day it was. My favourite weather. Minus eight degrees centigrade, bright sunshine and a thick frozen crust on the previous day's snow. What a difference from today which is quite horrible. It hasn't stopped snowing up here all day, but it is slushy and slippery on top of sheet ice. Down off the moor it has been raining more than snowing but, as soon as we cross the cattle grid onto the moor, the persistent snow begins. I tried to break up the ice sheet a bit earlier to make the Land Rover's journey to pick up Origami Boy from school a little less perilous but to no avail. I do think it's really important to get him there if at all possible, difficult though it is! Here are some more pictures from the lovely crisp day.
It's like a different world out there; a very beautiful and ephemeral one. Difficult to live with but addictive when in a good mood like this. The birds are not so happy and I'm feeding them their porridge twice a day while it's like this.
Magpie, unusually on the ground
Time to put another hot water bottle in bed for later. I made an error recently, purchasing two without one side being ribbed. I like the water to be scalding but without the ribs, even I find them too hot. Whilst reading at night, I lie with one either side of my spine to ease the pain of the day. The hot water bottle is a true friend! I'll leave you with Origami Boy's latest creative invention: the paper fastener man. He thinks he will make his fortune selling them for 10p a go......hmmmm. Constructed from two brass paper fasteners, I can see a profit here but perhaps not a fortune. Until next time, keep safe in the snow if you have it too....