Sunday, 9 December 2012
There is a distinct nip in the air today after a week of wild wind and rain. The car locks were stuck tight , the ponds were frozen and the boys hitched a lift to college with a kind neighbour as my car wasn't going anywhere in that weather, temperamental machine that it is.
As December progresses minus temperatures are becoming the norm the dogs are quitting their kennels for long days by the fire, creating their own fur rugs on the carpet with the hair from their winter coats and the cats are reluctant to go out.We are all cocooning, as the French say, for the dark winter months ahead.
The season has its benefits though, a drop in temperature brings with it clear night skies and a myriad of stars to admire.
Confined to the sofa with my hand out of action I am snuggling down indulging myself watching travel and cookery programmes on television and looking forward to the school holidays and Christmas with all that both bring.