So far, Abigail, Barney, Clodagh, Desmond, Eva, Frank, Gertrude visited, all, it seems, in quick succession. Now we expect Henry’s imminent arrival.
Gertrude stormed in last Thursday night, (28th January 2106) and raged all of Friday. Late in the day there was a lull in Gertrude’s activity and I went out to get some provisions, such as were available. Bridges closed to traffic, meant absolutely no buses, no transport of any kind that would deliver anything and also trains were cancelled.
Passing through the check-out with my few bits of shopping; ‘passing the crack’ (chat) with the cashier, a young lad from the high school :
Him politely: It’s getting chilly out there now.
Me: Gertrude has been raging all day.
Him: – mischievously- what set her off then!
Yesterday, Saturday, we had snow and windy gusts. It felt really cold…it pierced through you. I was wearing four layers indoors and a long padded coat plus hat outdoors. By nightfall the snow was nowhere to be seen.
Heavy snowfall pitted its sound against the windows during the evening. Eventually, peaking out from behind the curtains, I saw a settled covering of white.
Today, Sunday, the last day of January, we had snow lie all day. It was another four layer dressing day. There were some light snow showers, also a period of bright snow reflected sunshine. We went for a walk zipped up in wadded coats, our hats on, thermal gloves to keep hands and fingers toastie warm and walking boots for grip.
Now we await the arrival of Storming Henry, chasing in close on the heels of Gertrude. Oh joy! (Not).