Under the Weather

So far – and I know I’ll regret saying this – despite more or less hourly Met Office weather warnings for wind, rain, snow, ice, plagues of frogs and other hazards, the sole casualty of Storm Ciara round here has been our inherited garden statue Mostly, who has toppled from her plinth again (I should probably just lay her flat on the ground at the first weather warning of the autumn as I’ve grown rather fond of her).

toppled statue

Mostly, looking the way I feel

Mostly’s not the only one feeling a bit under the weather. I’ve been coming down with a cold of some sort which is either taking its time fully establishing itself or just extremely mild. I had two things I was supposed to be doing in Bigtown today but I was rather assuming that they’d be snowed off, given the forecast, but despite a weather warning cocktail of snow, ice and wind, when we woke up this morning the promised apocalypse was more of a dusting. This left me with a dilemma: neither sick enough to cancel due to ill health, nor snowed-in-enough to cancel due to the weather, but with no desire to actually get on the bike (or even into the car, frankly) and battle into town. Had I felt well, I might actually have relished it – and had the weather been a bit nicer, I would have welcomed the chance to drive out the lurgy through cycling but in the end I wimped out, made alternative plans, and spent the day watching the snow showers drift past my window without ever settling, and almost willing them to turn into blizzard conditions just so I’d feel a bit less of a wuss.

Not exactly the snowpocalypse

Of course, this may end up being a case of ‘be careful what you wish for’ – even as I write, the snow has begun settling and the forecast tomorrow is for the same mixed bag of wintry weather and biblical weather warnings as today. But we’ve stocked up on enough food to last until the yellow warning of snow gives way to a yellow warning of rain on Friday and we’ll just sit it out if we need to …

3 Responses to Under the Weather

  1. Charles says:

    Yes they were predicting dire events in Somerset but our son came home and we went for our regular walk round the fields. One heavy hail shower and then wall to wall sunshine. Looks interesting at the weekend though.

  2. WOL says:

    Same here in the Flatlands of Tx. Light dustings of snow. Alas, I’ve had to go out in the snow Wednesday last, rain on Monday last and tomorrow again in the snow. Previous two were to various doctor’s offices (to be exposed to the virus du jour), and tomorrow to the dentist. Oh, what fun. So far, I have managed to elude the local lurgies (knock wood!).

  3. disgruntled says:

    We actually had thundersnow last night, but there’s only a thin covering this morning

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