Sunday, 17 January 2016
Winter on the Downs
I have to say that I wasn't best pleased when I opened the curtains this morning to find that everywhere was covered in a light dusting of snow. Winter has finally arrived!
Granted, it's nice to look at - on calendars - but I dislike snow. It takes surprisingly little of it to make both our drive and the road impassable. I think our drive has a slope of about 1 in 4 up to the road, and then the road runs steeply downhill. Even if I do manage to get the car up the drive, getting back up the hill is often impossible after snow.
Yes, I can walk - even if it is more than a mile to the shop - but the Old Bat needs to go in the car if she goes anywhere, such as her weekly visit to the MS Treatment Centre.
And while the dog quite likes the snow at first, she quickly finds that it has got in between the pads on her paws and solidified into lumps of ice, making walking very painful.
But it does seem to be melting, albeit very slowly.