It was really so cold yesterday, which is why I didn’t write anything – here anyway at least. Its been bad, and I think we are in for a short ‘cold snap’. Looked out of the window yesterday (and today) and saw a sheet of frost and ice everywhere. I decided to wait until the afternoon (yesterday) when the ice would have mostly melted. It was bad earlier as you could see everyone walking carefully to keep their balance. It wasn’t too bad then, as the pavements were mostly ‘safe’; although it was still bitterly cold with the new easterly wind. Got a few provisions – which was just as well, because it is even worse today and I won’t be able to go out at all.
Then I remembered, Gareth is coming tonight, and I had no wine. (Bought a bottle of whiskey instead!). So I phoned him up and told him to bring an extra bottle in, as there was just no way I could go out to get one. He had just got up, but he just laughed and said ‘don’t worry about that‘; but I do worry as I always like to offer people something. I even had to cancel another meeting tomorrow with a friend because of this damn weather. I guess I could have tolerated the cold, but this just doesn’t make meeting people so enjoyable.
I have had a dispute (civil) for some years with the owners here because of their failure to maintain the place properly. If it wasn’t for this it would be a lot better. I was even forced to bring a court action against them because of this; but, obviously, I can’t discuss this here.
So I feel a ‘little trapped’ right at the moment. I am still working on the books though; but as I haven’t really been out, or anything else has really happened, its hard sometimes to keep a precise diary (sorry, I mean Blog!).
Sorry as well, this is really not meant to sound like ‘self pity’. It is factual. I just can’t get out in all this ice, and to a large extent, have to reply on other people.
To qualify that (and to possibly save any further misinterpretation) I am not (should be a big ‘NOT’) a cripple. But I smashed a lower vertebra with a fall I had here in 2002. In some weird way, it has affected the nerves to my left foot, hence the walking problem with ‘slippery leaves’ or on ice. But I am not complaining. I still have the gift of life, which is all that really matters. That, and the fact I have still kept my good looks, so the foot is really a minor problem! (Being egotistical here? Yes. But it is my Blog, so you don’t have to read it!).
But its still cold, that is also a plain fact. Hopefully it won’t last too much longer (so the ‘experts’ tell us) so then I can go back to my usual vibrant self, and hopefully have some more interesting gossip!
For now though (and at the beginning of another cold day),