We had the first snowfall of the winter recently and although it varied in velocity from town to town it didn’t seem to cause many problems as drivers heeded the warnings and slowed down. It probably helped that it was widely forecast and that it fell during the evening rush hour and not in the early morning when it tends to cause chaos here in England. Whether that’s down to budgetary cut or policy I’ll leave for another time but needless to say,nothing seems straightforward these days.
Christmas and the new year came and went quickly but I’d say we enjoyed a little more being in our new home. Fortunately I was given a wildlife camera for Christmas which I love and after having a trial “go” in the garden think it will come in useful. As we headed towards Christmas we decided to get the chimney swept and hopefully be able to light a real fire to keep the chill away.
The chimney sweep came and swept the chimney and he told me how sometimes he gets work at weddings as it’s supposed to bring good luck. In return he can get £150-£200 for just an hour of his time. We didn’t really celebrate too much over the festive period more to the fact that I had a stinking cold and didn’t really feel like drinking anything and also added to that was the fact I had to work most days getting only Christmas and Boxing Day off however shorter hours made sure it wasn’t to stressful.
I’m hoping that 2017 will be less stressful than 2016 was and that hopefully we can plan some visits to naturist campsites old and new and that maybe we may also be able to plan a holiday somewhere nice and warm but we’ll have to see if the finances will first allow.