Saturday, 10 January 2009
A brisk walk was in order this morning as "...It was cold, bleak, biting weather, foggy withal..." (from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens). We have been promised that the temperature will gradually increase over the next few days, but it will also start to rain! The pines around Shipley Hill were covered in frost and looked as if they had been sprayed with fake snow for Christmas.The view over the park was mostly obscured by the fog. As we turned toward home, the breeze was beginning to pick up and the wind-chill made it even more biting. Home for a hot coffee and a small tot of something 'warming' - purely for medicinal purposes, you understand!!!!