Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow joke

I am stranded in North Kent. I went to my mum's for her birthday after work on Tuesday night - what should have taken an hour and 20 mins, took 5 1/2 hours. We had to cancel our birthday plans yesterday and instead took the dogs for a strenuous walk in the deep snow (my calves were burning - not enough to clear the snow but it felt like it) and then walked a couple of miles to a restaurant for lunch. Today I got up early, walked 3 miles through snow that went over my (long) wellies at times to the station, waited for over 2 hours for a train in the freezing cold and then walked back to my mum's (snow still over the wellies and falling all the time). I want to get home! It's less my dedication to my job and more a desire to get home that's prompting me on. I'm going to try again at 3.30pm. We have a nice weekend in Suffolk planned that I'm keen to be safely home for!

In the meantime, I've eaten both biscuits and chocolate and am making no attempt to point. It's nigh on impossible whilst I'm not in control of much and I'm just so flipping cold and tired. I'm hoping that all the wading through snow will offset this but I dare say I'll regret it!

Hope you're all snug and warm - and at home!


Seren said...

Oh, that's rubbish! Hope you manage to get back soon.


amy said...

Enjoy the snow!! Is it possible for you to go back to the old system of pointing?

Call Me Ishmael said...

Sounds awesome! (minus the inconvenience, of course, and the pointiness situation.)

Is there an old castle nearby you can explore, preferably inhabited by a brooding, gorgeous, tragic hero? Your story could have all the makings of a Bronte-esque adventure. Easy for me to project such ideas on it, since I'm sitting in snowless New York baking in the heat from my godawful radiator. Sure it's much more difficult to navigate for you -- so, hang in there. Hope you get home soon.

Lesley said...

Hope you made it home and are now setting off to a lovely Suffolk weekend. I have fingers and toes crossed for you.

Lesley xxx

amy said...

Do you know if Beth is okay? She hasn't posted in a while.

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