We’ve had a deluge of snow. I’d take a picture, but it’s night time now and snow doesn’t look as impressive in the dark. The bright white snow looks yellow in pictures at night, under the street lights. And everyone should steer clear of yellow snow. 😉
In my day job, I have dealings with people around the UK. Yesterday, I was talking with people in Wales and further north in Newcastle and Sunderland. Everywhere else seemed to have had more snow than we’ve had so we should be thankful of that.
You see, Sheffield seems to grind to a halt when it snows. Seriously, we can have just a couple of inches of snow and everything stops working. Maybe it’s because – like Rome – we are a city of hills. Probably where the similarities with Rome end. The traffic has difficulty in climbing the hills on slippery roads, people all try to get home at the same time and chaos is the usual order of the day.
I think we are in the in-between phase of dealing with snow. We don’t have enough of it for long enough to really know how to handle living in snow. I know many of you around the world in snowier climes would just slap the chains on your tyres and be off. You’ll think that we’re just playing at it. And, I think you might be right.
Anyway, it has enabled us to have a very nice, lazy day at home. Our road is covered in snow and whilst I’m sure the main roads have been gritted and are perfectly fine to drive on, I’m always wary of the car skidding into the gates and damaging the car. A few too many near misses to risk it for nothing. No, not worth the trip out.
A lazy day means blogging and writing for me. I’ve read more different blogs today than I have all year combined. (I’m aware that we’re only 19 days into the year, but still) 🙂
And for the latest draft of I Can See You, I’ve finished chapter 4 and I’m halfway through Chapter 5. Over 14k words now completed. I’m happy to stay in the warmth and potter about. Everything else can wait.
Do you like snow? Do you grab the snowboard, bin lid or whatever and rush to the nearest park to go sledging?
Cheating I know, but here is a photograph of our snow-covered road from last time we had heavy snow. All this mention of snow I felt obliged to give you a visual form of reference. And, when you’ve seen one snow-covered road. You’ve seen them all.
So I say “Let is Snow.” More time for writing.
Thanks for reading and if you have snow, remember. Be careful out there.