Hmm, not sure if I like this new interface thingy – I preferred just putting my own HTML in… and it doesn’t seem to keep up with my typing speed, either – it’s lagging a bit behind, which is very distracting.  And having a few smilies isn’t really enough to make up for that.  Oh well, hopefully there’s some way of turning it off, but I can’t be bothered figuring out how at the moment.

Anyway, back to the topic in hand.  It snowed on Monday.  Quite a lot.  Actually, it was only a little bit by the standards of colder countries, but for us it was enough to effectively close down the entire city – schools and most businesses closed, the buses stopped running, there was no post…  Luckily (or unluckily, depending on how you look at it), I woke up on Monday morning with enough of a cold that when I looked out the window at the snow covering everything and still falling I thought "I’m not going out in that", rang in sick and crawled back into bed.  I was glad I did later when I heard that the buses had stopped running at lunchtime – I probably would have ended up stranded at work, and while it’s only about a 45 minute walk home, that would have been a very long trek on icy paths with snow (and later hail and sleet) still falling (and I would have had more than just a bit of a cold by the time I got home, I think).

Lytteltonwitch emailed me later in the day to say the bank where she works had shut early (because most of their staff had gone home while the roads were still passable, and there were no customers anyway), but she’d managed a fantastic themed release: Caverns of the Snow Witch!

The snow’s mostly all gone now, apart from the odd patch in a shady spot, and a few deformed lumps that used to be snowmen, but unfortunately my cold lingers on.  I’m back at work though – we’re too busy for me to be able to take more than one day off sick at the moment (No, it’s still not worth the irritating editor just for a smiley)

Currently reading: Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence

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