These pictures are two I've taken over the last two days. The top one is today when I was out walking with Trix in the woods. The snow started about 9am and snowed till around 2pm,there is now just too much snow for my liking.
The bottom one is the day before when it started snowing and it's the view from my bedroom at the back of the house. It was grey and vile, and half an hour before had been startling sunshine and blue skies.
It's been very quiet round here, but boy is it clean! I spent yesterday cleaning Al's room. It's always something he's not wanted me to bother with and has never been out long enough for me to get in there. This is where I reveal a shocking secret..... The dust under his bed has been there for five years!!! It has to be said that in relation to cleaning I'm a woman wearing a fur coat and no knickers. I am incredibly tidy and such a cleaning slob. You'd never know walking in my house it's so obsessionally organised. Everything in it's place. I have collections of things on every surface, so I just don't move anything and no-one knows it never gets dusted.
I'm with Quentin Crisp here, after the first two years the dust doesn't get any worse. And considering the length of time I haven't cleaned the dust really wasn't that bad.
So that was yesterday and today I started taking the tree down and then cleaning downstairs, the pine needles get everywhere when you have to pull it out the house!! After I'd dashed out to get some food when I saw the snow start. So now I have a fridge full of food, a lovely clean living room and a bowl of hyacinths with their gorgeous fragrance scenting the room.
And surprisingly, well at least to me,I'm doing ok. I was upset when K left for London but since then I've enjoyed the time alone. And I haven't spoken to anyone, other than the phone now since lunch on Wednesday, when I took my niece out. I'd been quite daunted then, by knowing that I wasn't seen anyone till tomorrow, when my nephew is popping round for lunch. But it has been fine.
Which I think given my level of stress is a great sign for when hopefully life settles down, and I'm living in Devon. But I'm not going to worry about that either right now, as no-one is going house hunting in this weather!