Saturday, 31 January 2015
Yesterday it snowed here! As it snowed in most places in the British Isles too this is hardly news but it's rarity here does make it worthy of a short blog!
When I lived n North Wales it snowed most days during our first winter there.
In Essex it snowed a couple of times , enough to make driving along busy roads a problem.
Here it is a rarity. Only once did it actually cover the ground in a thin layer that had melted away in an hour .
So yesterday was unusual.
It snowed for about an hour....and then I went out!
Only in two places had it collected against a wall....an hour later it had gone completely...
It must be very disappointing for Cornish children...you couldn't even make a decent snowball out of it!
But it is a sign of my age that it worried me!
I have a short drive to this mornings church but it is down long steep hills.
Once there would I get out again?
Of course I was just being daft!
The BBC weather app on my iPad has been forecasting snow warnings for days! I should by this time be used to driving myself to church. But I'm not!
Bereavement takes strange turns I am finding....one of them is a complete lack of confidence in my driving skills.
What was once a doddle is now something to worry about! And no matter how often I scold myself the thought remains...once I've parked , preached and chatted over coffee, will I get home safely up the very steep hill which could be icy?
We don't have gritters here...because only once every winter are they needed!
I know I'm daft....and that its all part of the process of regaining confidence again.
And then I remind myself that only a month ago I was on the other side of the world, walking around ground zero in icy weather. Compared to that the Roseland is a doddle!
Off we go!
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