From the Igloo – Coping Mechanisms 3

Living in Edinburgh makes a heavy snowfall something of an event. I dislike snow and, although I can enjoy the beauty of pristine falls, simply long for it to melt.

Not an early chance of that if the BBC weather is to be believed.

Members of the extended family have been sledging and making snowmen. One or two might have had the Calcutta Cup added as an embellishment…

However, one or two have had to go out to work like the dedicated young lady who delivers our newspaper – warm thanks.

And the crew who brought our grocery delivery yesterday when it wasn’t warm but the snow wasn’t quite so thick. Again, many thanks.

So, the coping:

Grocery Delivery brought flowers. Daffs above, aloestramerias and a chrysanthemum pot plant. Cheered the house up considerably as the front garden, when you can see it, has 1 snowdrop and 1 aconite!

Looking for something else, I found a fresh cache of Georgette Heyer and one I may not have read before – or at least not for years.

Fellow inmate has had SPORT to watch. Cannot thank Channel Four enough. DH’s reaction when he discovered the cricket was on terestrial was like seeing the sun at the end of a very long tunnel.

Weight has dropped again and is now below a significant marker. This is good for morale and therefore ‘a positive’. Do hope the enforced loss of walks won’t be a problem. On advice of friend am watching Joe Wicks’s Absolute Beginners workout. I gather the intention is to join in, will consider that.

Am reading Cecilia Peartree’s Life and Death in the Woods, You can buy it here

Life and Death in the Woods by [Cecilia Peartree]

Writing? Serial is going well.

How is this added weather glitch affecting you?



4 thoughts on “From the Igloo – Coping Mechanisms 3

  1. Love how you are watching Joe Wicks, Anne. I love to watch joggers, always thinking how fabulous it would be to actually be able to do that. I did once try the couch to 5k challenge and even hit the 5k mark, but I couldn’t wait to stop and far prefer my jogging fantasy to the teeth-gritting reality. Congratulations on losing weight during lockdown. You must have willpower carved from steel! : )


    • Hi Rae, I thought you were a jogger – so you fooled me when you did that 5k. As to willpower carved from steel. Hmn! I’ve needed to lose this weight for decades. It was Dr Michael Moseley’s programme (made with his wife, Claire, a GP) about how being the ‘correct’ weight would be good if one caught Coved – 19, that finally made me take the thing seriously. If you were to send me postive vibes around 4.30 each afternoon, that would help. Anne


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