Or at least it is between the months of August through to May. The rest of the time I may feel able to write about something other than a not especially successful football team.
Monday, January 08, 2007
I finally got my photos sorted out, but as there seem to be an inordinate number of me in my thermal long john's (yes, very amusing children) there won't be many posted on here. This one though is really typical of the scenery there. It was taken incidentally at about midday. Many of the ones taken as late as 2.00pm haven't come out very well due to the lack of day light.
A comment made by a very public sociologist reminded me that although we very rarely have significant snow falls in this part of the UK, when I was growing up round here not a year went by without at least one week of very heavy snow. I lived in a rather isolated village but my school was in town. At the first hint of snow those of us who lived off the beaten tracks would be allowed to leave early to ensure we could get a bus home. I can remember snow drifting so high up against the pub I lived in then that it covered the downstairs windows. I can count on one hand the number of days my kids have had off due to snow, even though they too travel to a village miles away for school.
Being in Lapland instantly transported me back to days spent as a kid playing in the snow - that almost forgotten experience where you place a cautious foot on newly fallen snow and promptly sink up to your knees.
Meanwhile, back in central England in January I have just been out in a t-shirt and wasn't cold.
What the F*** is going on with this climate of ours?
Formerly known as Just Jane, but with a blog move carried out in haste I managed to end up with a blog nickname I hate..J bloody J. Oh well, too late to do anything about it now. Call me what you will. So apart from a stupid title I have three off spring, one very special bloke, lots of friends, a great family, a job I love and a rubbish football team who I love too. I also have a tendency to go on abit.....you have been warned.