Looking through various blogs and watching the television with people sending in their snow pictures I can see some people have been and are inspired to write winter stories.
I have had no inspiration at all from this snow or the cold weather. In fact I fear every winter and this one is the worst we have had in ages.
I was meant to be going down south and staying with my brother-in-law. They are so concerned about me falling or slipping on the ice they have advised we postpone our visit today and see what tomorrow or Saturday brings.
I can picture in my mind the road where we should have been arriving tonight. Cars parked either side leaving a single lane for traffic to meet in both directions and car parking would be a nightmare trying to dab the brakes gently and reverse the car into a very tight parking space. So with that picture in mind and the fear of falling down the icy steps I have decided to postpone our trip.
Many people love the snows others fear it. I am one of those that fear it and have to be dosed up to the eyeballs with painkillers to cope with the arthritis I suffer with and other conditions on top. Once the cold hits my bones it takes ages to get warm. Gently rubbing one joint and then another to slowly gain warmth so that no further damage is done to the body.
It is at these times you can feel for the elderly and how they are suffering I am much younger but have similar conditions.
I long for the warm sunny weather so that I can at least have some normality to my life.
Bear a thought for those suffering and if you can be a good neighbour to someone to help them through this cold spell please do it.
I wish I could help others but as you can see this cold is impossible for me.