Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Winter is here...
The last week or so has been very wet - wet to the extent of serious flooding and a few deaths in some parts of England. Not nice.
But the wind seems to have changed in our parts at least - the warm wetness is giving way to colder air from the north. The photo above is looking South over Canterbury,with the clouds being chased away by a biting cold wind. Wondering if snow will follow any time soon. A White Christmas would be fun!
I have a bad history with gloves. I tend to lose one of a pair on a fairly regular basis. My last pair had lasted relatively well. This was probably because, after the loss of yet another glove, Mrs RC threatened to attach my new gloves to elastic and thread them through my coat sleaves. I did not lose one from that pair - I actually WORE THEM OUT! They were a sorry sight by the end, holed, ripped with the stuffing collecting in the finger tips making it hard to put them on properly, and begging for retirement.
So I have now retired them and bought a new pair of mittens. Not just any old mittens, though, these are Extreme Ski Mittens that are so warm my hands are sweating by the time I finish my journey.
They are great! Makes me wonder why I have avoided mittens for so long. I haven't had a pair of mittens since I was about 12 years old. They were sheepskin and amazingly warm. I lost one of them...