Sunday, 24 January 2021

A first for us

 Sunday 24th January 2021

I just thought I would pop in and let you know we are still alive and kicking!  However, more importantly than that I have a first for Tentatrice to report. We have never seen her in the snow and whilst we cannot go and visit her at present a very kind lady who lives at our marina went and took a photo of her for us.  Thank you Anne.  One day we will meet you in 'real life'.

She also added some other great photos of the marina looking very wintery.  Thank you for permission to add them to my blog.

Snow not withstanding, Monty still needed to go for his walk this morning, so I booted up, donned hat, coat, gloves and scarf and off we went.  Here are a few pictures of our route looking lovely in the snow. 

Our usual route takes us up this hill, but we just poked our noses round the corner today - as I suspected it was very busy with people having lots of fun, as they should be.  Monty is not keen on whizzing sledges and he does not understand snowball fights, so best to be avoided.  It would also have been hard to keep my distance, so we chose another route

which for the most part was a lot quieter.

On past the duck pond - the little duck house was built and donated by local company after the original fell apart and sank.  

There were children playing in the play park - I wonder if they had wet bottoms when they got home!

A few more toboggans

and two lads aiming for a world record snowball!

A few snowmen to supervise all these activities

It does the heart good to see so many people having so much fun in the snow.  We managed to extend our route at the far end, so still clocked up a couple of miles. 

When I got home the hard work of clearing the drive began.  Chris cleared the car whilst I moved it away.  We can get out to our bins and the car without having to put boots on.  I certainly deserved my lunch today!  Whilst we were doing that Monty decided to revert to puppy hood and do 'zoomies' in the snow.  I think it will be a peaceful afternoon and that he won't need to go far when Chris takes him out mid afternoon.

I hope you are all staying warm and safe and that no one is in any of the flooded areas or have been affected by Covid.  Our son and his family have, thankfully, all recovered.  No sign of a vaccination for either of us yet, but we reckon Chris should be done soon.  I am not 70 until August, so may have a bit longer to wait.