So it snowed and snowed and snowed. It was the heaviest snowfall in the UK in seven years. And joy of joy, snow day! Yes, all the schools were shut an the hard working, underpaid staff got a day off.
Of course, the weather was so awful, I didn’t go out. I sat at home, eating chocolate and watching Christmas films. And not good ones at that. The films I mean. the chocolate was fine.
That night the temperature dropped to -7 in London and the whole bloody lot froze. Although the conditions were actually worse, the schools reopened. I later found out the main reason for reopening was that it was the day of our Christmas concert and lots of parents had taken the day off to see it. She had a point I suppose.
However, I am jumping ahead. So on that icy treacherous morning, I decided it would be safer to walk. I am a nervous driver anyway and ice did nothing to reassure me.
I used to walk everywhere, back in the day. But then I got a car and I would come out the house and it would be sitting there waiting for me. So I had sort of forgotten the rules. For example, I was picking my way through the ice, keeping up a fair pace. But then I caught up with the woman in front of me. I wasn’t going fast enough to overtake so I just sort of hovered behind her. Plus I have a nylon coat so i was making a swishy sound right behind hr. Must have been terrifying for her. I resolved to cross the road once we were round the corner as I did have to be on the other side. Horrors! She crossed before I could. Now I couldn’t follow her as she would be completely freaked out. Had I been driving I would have indicated, overtaken her and sped (within the speed limit) away.
Coming home was not any easier. I encountered someone I had good reason to believe was intoxicated. He weaved from side to side on the pavement. In the car I would have got away from him as soon as possible. At one stage he lurched to the side and looked over his left shoulder. He could probably hear the swishy coat. Seizing my chance I passed him on his blind side , and sped (within the speed limit ) away.
Tomorrow I will take my chances in the car. At least I know the rules there.
On the bright side, I easily did my 10,000 steps.