Sunday, 24 March 2013

Snow Drift

Yes, I know, it's been so long that all my regular readers (both of you) have wandered off to read someone else's blog. I can't say I blame you. I've been snowed under with too much work and not enough time. Ho hum. The school I'm at originally wanted me for 6 weeks until October half term. They keep extending the contract, and now it is until May. I'm quite enjoying having a regular income, and mostly nice classes too. They didn't know who they were getting so I have no exam classes at all - Y12, Y9, Y8 and Y7 - which takes the pressure off a bit. On the other hand, I still can't cope with the work load. I just want a job that finishes when I go home.
Nick's hard work.

I didn't go in to work last Friday because of the snow. In fact, the snow has been so severe up here on our hill, that we haven't made it out of the house at all for three days. Nick spent two hours this afternoon digging out the drive to make sure we can get the cars out in the morning. 
Icicles


Snow Field
Then I took the dog for a walk to a neighbouring field, whilst the kids went off and sledged down one with sheep in. The dog leapt over a stile and disappeared up to his ears in snow. I followed him, but ended up up to my knees (literally) making post holes with every step. There is a video for the non-believers, who think I may be exaggerating.

video
 In the end I just stood there for a while and then took the dog home again. It means I'm about 10 miles down on this week's MoonJoggers target, but I'll make up the miles later in the year when the weather isn't so unseasonal. The spring equinox celebrations had to happen without us down in the woods in Gloucestershire. We would have needed a snow plough to get there.

Snow Field

Meanwhile I've been introducing Mel to Red Dwarf. So far he's watched season 1, 2 and 6. We've been sitting in front of the screen doubled over with laughter at it. I guess he shares my sense of humour. 



Drifts on the side of the road.