Yesterday I had everything planned - cleaning, Post Office (my amazon order FINALLY came after two weeks of waiting), shopping, storage unit and Christmas lights, cinema and a good dinner. We ended up doing nothing of the above. There was a snow storm. And then more snow with a cold wind. Boyfriend went only to the nearest store for the essentials and that was it. On top of that battery in the car went dead (that's what happens when Boyfriend no longer uses the car everyday to go to work) and I was pretty sure that was it. Possibility to pay for a new battery was just a final straw. In the end it worked out for the best that we didn't drive anywhere - cars abandoned on the streets, small accidents and all that.
Today battery was charged and despite snow on the ground off we went - at least to get Christmas light and for a walk near the reservoir. Because the car doesn't have snow tires it was going from side to side when not driving on the main roads. And when it came to coming home - last few meters going uphill - the car just stopped responding and I had to sit behind the wheel and Boyfriend was pushing. Honestly, for a moment I thought that we're not gonna make it.
Walk in the park was great. We planned to build a little snowman, like we do every year, but because the air is so icy, the snow is dry and you can't even make a snowball, let alone a snowman. Sniff, sniff. Maybe it'll get better in a couple of days. There weren't many people and only few came with the dogs - a very calm Sunday. Even the reservoir is covered with ice and you can see little footsteps of ducks and swans on it. And now Boyfriend is preparing dinner, I'm drinking hot cup of tea with lemon and I have The Sunday Times to read.