Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Snow in Trelystan. Rest of world isolated.....

We have snow and deep drifts have blocked the lane. There is much talk amongst the men folk of 'getting through'. Each man bravely embraces his inner Polar Explorer and sets out to bring home life's necessities.

The Glamorous Ass. is gone all of 5 minutes - long enough to discover that snow deeper than the bonnet of the pick-up is indeed impassable.
It's possible that this does not bode well for tomorrow night's New Year's Eve dinner and I shall have to amend my catering arrangements. (Perhaps using some of those recipes suggested by yesterdays commenters - for which many thanks.) My neighbour did point out that if we couldn't get out to go shopping then it was unlikely that anyone would be able to get to us either and I would not need to worry about crab and smoked salmon for 10. A good point.

As I write I can see that snow is still blowing in across the dark face of Badnage Wood. There is a wicked wind which makes the temperature seem even lower than it actually is. I'm not sure if this latest snow is 'sticking' or not - there's a slushiness about it. We'll see what happen when the temperature drops at dusk.

Me, I'm perfectly happy not to 'get through' - an afternoon by the fireside away from the world, with one of my Christmas books seems like the best of plans.

12 comments:

Wipso said...

Its lovely to look out at but not so nice if it spoils special plans. Hope it goes soon for you. A x

Friko said...

Lovely! A fireside book, and a noggin, I hope.
The snow is indeed slushy; when I dragged my wellies through this afternoon there was a lot of ominous squelching. We had a power cut between 1 and 3, all's well again now. (Stupid me, of course it is, couldn't be blogging otherwise, could I.)

Anonymous said...

snowed in sounds like good fun to me, as well as a challenge. good luck. DLB

Preseli Mags said...

I'm glad you haven't got to 'get through'. Enjoy your excuse to snuggle by the fire with a good book!

Nikki-ann said...

You've had more snow than us then! It's white over here, but nothing major. The road is pretty much slush now.

All the best for the New Year! :)

elizabethm said...

I got out yesterday to find empty shelves in the supermarket but still enough for some serious replenishment. We have been stuck in today and probably tomorrow. do I care? not a lot! In fact it is lovely.

Frances said...

Your kingdom sounds pretty wonderful to this city person. If you've got some food, some loving folks, some heat, and views that are magic ... enjoy the warmth, and the book and know that a New Year can be celebrated by friends on any day you choose!

Happy 2010 to you!

Pam said...

Being snowed in is a lovely conundrum to be in. I always sing the "Oh, the weather outside is frightful.." song.
Hope your plans for tomorrow aren't scuppered though. Happy New Year! XXX

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

It looks quite beautiful ! I'd enjoy an afternoon curled up with a book , if I were you .
And hope that none of your guests can langlaufen .

Tattie Weasle said...

My lot a longing for snow - so am I as long as no one has anywhere they have to be and there's plenty for us to live on - I hope you have a wonderful New Year snow or no snow!

rachel said...

Lovely headline!

Happy New Year. Thank you for all the lovely posts; I shall enjoy visiting again in 2010.

hand-knitted muesli said...

Did your guests 'get through'? Best Wishes for the New Year