I was taking some cardboard boxes to the bonfire site and my right-hand boot got stuck in the icy sludge that the horses have made and my stockinged foot came out of it and plunged into said sludge. I sorted myself out- avoiding the complete collapse that threatened- and then immediately repeated the sequence with my left-hand boot and foot.
The snow is going- either melting or blowing away, but the wind is cruel. There's something about this weather that makes me fidget and itch- and want to rake my forearms with my finger nails.
Two good things:
1. Ailz bought a coconut and fresh coconut is like dried coconut but even better- creamier, moister, more subtly and fragrantly flavoured.
2. Phil Rickman has just published the 14th Merrily Watkins mystery- All of a Winter's Night- and I'm halfway through it. Those who know the series will know that he mainly uses real locations- most of them in Herefordshire or elsewhere on the Welsh borders. This time the central location is the Romanesque church at Kilpeck with its wonderful carvings.
wheeeee I did not know a new one had come out! Rickmann is on my watch list at Amazon.. I wonder why they didn't tell me! Bought it! Yay, perfectly in time for the long Sunday with all the train travel and waiting for people to check in and stuff! Thank you for the heads up!