"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, November 19, 2004


Yesterday at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon it began to snow. At first it was a whirlwind of huge flakes which disappeared as soon as they reached the ground as it had already been raining. (The weather was probably the reason why so few parents came into our school software fair.) Driving back to the shop, the snow was beginning to stick. In fact, on the fields, it was forming quite a thick layer. By half past five, my car was covered by about 3 inches of the stuff.
This morning, it took me about ten minutes to scrape inches of frozen snow off my windscreen, and that was with the aid of 2 different brands of de-icer!
Now I know some people love the snow, and I must admit, looking across to the hills from here, it is like a Christmas card, but snow in November? It's as bad as the shops putting up their Christmas decorations in October! I'm STILL waiting for summer!!


Dale said...

Meanwhile, here in Toronto, Canada, November has been unseasonably warm. I was outdoors today without a jacket. I think the mercury touched 10C or so. Balmy, actually. And no sign of snow whatsoever. Fine by me.

broomhilda said...

Also here in Zion, Illinois, USA, uncommonly warm 54F sunny this afternoon. Possibly rain/snow mix by Wednesday. I like snow for Christmas. Other than that, I don't really need it.

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Anonymous said...

Ardnamurchan, Scotland. Minus 6. And we're supposed to be on the Gulf Stream.

gemmak said...

Arghhhhhh, first snowbabies and Yorkshire snowman taunt me with snow and now you! If you dont want it send it to me please, we have minus 5 but dry! :o((

Jennyta said...

Gemmak, you can have all the snow you want - unfortunately, there's none here now but the next lot we get, trust me, it will have your name on it - I'll ship it up to you! lol

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