Well, it has snowed here as forecast, and most of Britain is apparently coming to a standstill as a result, with train services being disrupted, some airports closed. . . Here in London we have had a full 2 inches and it is still snowing, but it is all beginning to melt. Fortunately neither my husband nor I need to drive anywhere today, everything we are doing is within walking distance. It is fabulous to see our grimy urban environment covered in a blanket of pure white snow. The air feels so clean, too. I wrapped up well and put on waterproofs to walk the dog – and even tried making snow angels! While I trudged along the pavement in my walking boots with two pairs of socks on underneath, the woman in front of me (who was definitely old enough to know better) was teetering along in stilettos! I was astounded. Admittedly I can’t cope with stilettos on any ground in any weather, but icy, snow ground calls for much more sensible footwear than that. Her feet must have been frozen. She wasn’t wearing anything on her head, either. Brrrr.
As we were getting out of bed and looking out of the window at the snow, my husband said, “Where are my doughnuts? Didn’t Leigh Anne say she made doughnuts when it snowed? I’m moving in with her.” Leigh Anne and family, you have been warned! . . .