Monday, 19 January 2015

Is Winter finally arriving?

This has been an odd winter.  We have the occasional cold snap, a bit of frost, a frozen puddle, and everyone says "Oh, here it comes!" 

And then it warms up again!

I am guessing this is because most of our winds have been coming from the South, which means they are going to be warmer than the dreaded northeasterlies, which come down from the Arctic.

So we are into another cold snap.  We even had a flurry of snow last week.  Number One Son, who is at Uni further to the north, now has snow on the ground, and I am sitting here wishing I had put the bottom half of my thermals on today too.  Will this last?  Will we now get proper Winter weather for a while?


It is supposed to last for most of this week, at least. 

But we don't want snow here, not this week.  Not the snow that causes the roads to close.  This because our daughter finally started her job today, so we don't want anything to mess up her settling in time, don't want her getting stranded in the city with no way of getting home.  Of course, we do work very close to each other, so at least we would be together if it came to it and we could work something out together.  We could hike back if necessary (it has happened before).  It is not as though we will be wading through feet of snow, it only takes about 2 inches of snow to close everything over here...

My determination to finish my book this winter seems to be staying with me.  I am almost at the end of the first complete draft, only a few more scenes (some of them very big, I must admit) to go before I can go back to the beginning and start editing, espanding and polishing.  I am getting quite excited about it all now, and enjoying seeing things unfold and develop, it seems to have a life of its own now, which is great.

More soon!


Abby said...

Winter weather can be pretty limiting. Sometimes, I hope for it so I can get things done around the house! But it is a pain when you need to get somewhere, and requires more clothing!
Have fun completing your book! Zombie life of its own!

Riot Kitty said...

It has been fairly mild here except for freezing rain here and there - but we had a snowstorm in February last year, so who knows.

Good for you on the writing!

agg79 said...

Weather can be fickle. One day it's hot & dry, the next day it's a monsoon. Or better yet, the ice age. I keep reading about some really cold weather heading your way and hope you are able to navigate the roads alright. But I gotta ask: At what point do you forego the bike due to weather? Hope that it is not as frosty as they are projecting.

Glad to hear of your progress with the story. Count me as first in line for a copy whenever it comes out.

ShadowRun300 said...

Our temps have been in the 50s for the past week. I'll be so sad when our real winter returns.
I can't wait to read your book! Especially since you're so excited! I'm first in line behind Agg!

Shammickite said...

I remember having to go to an exam when I lived in Southampton, and woke up to about an inch of snow on the ground.... well, you would have thought it was an Arctic blizzard. Traffic was snarled, no buses, no taxis, people falling over, finally got to the exam very late. Here in the Great White North it takes at least 3 feet of snow before anyone notices!!! (Well, sort of)
Happy winter to you!

terri said...

Winter took a slight break over in these parts for the past few days. It was so cold for a couple of weeks that being outside for any length of time was barely possible. Then it warmed up enough to melt some of the snow, and of course, a few people were brave enough to wear shorts again! Now things are settling back to a more normal winter range for us.

Hope you weather stays cooperative enough so as not to interfere with your daughter's new job!