Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Putting a brave face on


whilst drooping slightly with disappointment.


Alas, snow stopped play again. Anne is stuck in Glasgow, with no hope of getting here today. She went to both rail stations to see if she could get to Edinburgh, but to no avail.


She will try again tomorrow. The wee optimist.

Meantime, I could be doing something useful and domestic, like dusting the dogs or tidying the fridge, but I'd rather be reading new blogs. Or the instructions for my natty new phone, which include all sorts of useful tips - "Need to set an alarm for a certain amount of time, for example, when boiling eggs?"

Personally, no, can't say that I do. But thank you all the same, thoughtful Finnish instruction writer.

Setting a ring tone that I can hear in a supermarket might be useful though.

10 comments:

the veg artist said...

Oh dear. Better safe than sorry, though. It would be horrible for her to be stuck for hours/days on some half-way-there train. From the weather forecast it does seem as though the worse will be over in a few days, or is that going to be just a temporary lull?

frayedattheedge said...

Oh dear - yesterday was a very bad day for Central Scotland, and it is only very slowly recovering. Stuart was stuck on the motorway for about 5 hours last night and others had to spend the night in their cars, so perhaps she was better off not travelling. She must be a very nice sister if she is called Anne .....

Dragonfly Dreams said...

I am thinking that the sun will feel even warmer once it appears again...here's hoping for that to happen soon!

Fran said...

The snow is snarling things up rather, isn't it? But you sound very chilled and you have a new toy to play with. What more's needed?

"Sunshine" said...

I am hoping that tomorrow brings your sis to your home.
Have a wonderful time together.

Isabelle said...

Ha ha ha. Coming to Edinburgh wouldn't have helped much, stuck as we are in Arctic conditions. Stay put, Fran's sister, would be my advice. And thank your stars that you're retired.

Sorry, though!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Very disappointing for you both . I hope she manages to get down soon .
Meanwhile , an egg-timing phone ! How handy !! .

Gary said...

Your sister could go from Glasgow - Carlisle - Newcastle. It may take slightly longer, but can be just as scenic as going via the Northumberland coast. Plus there is two routes between Glasgow and Carlisle. The mainline or the slower line via Kilmarnock and Dumfries. Though then again these is a risk of one of these horrid things from Carlisle to Newcastle - http://mainlinerail.fotopic.net/p55565144.html

flwrjane said...

I'm sorry. hope she arrives soon. try to keep your house looking all lovely in the meantime,hear?

xo Jane

Gwen Buchanan said...

I love seeing this determined Rose still hanging on..
and I can't believe the snow your part of the world is receiving this year.. usually that is happening to us. but we have mostly received rain.. Although I'm sure we will pay for this soon enough!!!

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