December 21st, 2010

So Cold...

Odi turned up on the doorstep yesterday afternoon with bags full of potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, parsnips, melons, aubergines and plums. She'd been to an outdoor market where they were selling off frozen and frost damaged produce for silly money. 

My afternoon appointment with the practise nurse has been cancelled. They didn't tell me why she wasn't coming in, but she's probably snowbound.

George Monbiot says these vicious winters we're having are actually a sign of global warming.

Coming Up To Christmas

Whilst sweeping the snow off the car I got into a snowball fight with a couple of passing lads. The snow is powdery- and not so good for making snowballs with.  They scored a couple of hits. I scored one. 

Sainsbury's was full of shoppers. The prices they charge for turkey- just because it's Christmas and they can- are shocking. We bought a large chicken instead.  To be honest I think turkey is dull. And dry. Very dry.

There's still a remote chance that we'll be cooking our chicken in our spanking new oven (rather than our old portable one.) We tried the new oven for the first time last night and it blew the circuit twice. I've just had a call from Adnan to say the company that supplied it will be sending someone round on Thursday to see if it can be fixed.