Good Afternoon, having a quiet day after all the festivities yesterday. Stuart had a lovely birthday and really enjoyed himself. We went out with the family for lunch, the first hotel we went to had a telly on with football so we had to leave as it was spoiling our day. We were fine in the Green Hotel. It must have been strange for Richard and Lisa as they both used to work there Richard as a porter in the conference suite and Lisa as a cocktail waitress in fact that is where they met. Changed days, Richard now with HM revenue and Lisa runs her Dad Engineering business it makes town centre fitting eg benches bollards planters etc. Richard just takes our pennies.
We are still snowbound up here as you have maybe seen on the news, in fact Fife our neighbouring county has ran out of salt and folk there are being advised not to travel. Stuart and I were going to try Perth today but we thought better of it and anyway we have to go on Thursday as the car goes in for its first MOT oh joy. We then thought we would walk to the supermarket we managed about 200 yards walking on the road on the hard packed snow but when we got to the main road walking on that would have been too dangerous and the pavement was still deep snow like walking in sand on the beach so we about turned walked back and got in the car.
Took the camera out today and here is the results......
The last picture is one of our bedroom windows which is north facing can you see the icicles hanging. I have not seen this since I was a child living in Dundee when they used to hang down for three or four feet from the high buildings. Bet all the kids are having great fun in Dundee it is the perfect place for sledging as it is all up hill from the river, the whole city is almost built on a hill. I remember it well we used to have a great place to sledge in the middle of the road down a steep hill, it was safe as there was not any traffic in those days when it snowed. According to the weather forecast there is no end in sight for us, to what they call a cold snap we are now on day 19 hardly a snap in my book. Thank goodness we put in our new heating system in September. I have seen gas engineers out a few times around here these last few days. Hope the poor folk have not had too long to wait for a repair with the temperature being so far below zero at nights and only getting to 0c during the day if we are lucky.
I think that's about it for today so till next time take care. Love