Right now, as I type, I should be sat on a lovely warm comfortable train on my way to Manchester Piccadilly to attend a celebratory/farewell tea at the gorgeous Midland Hotel. Instead, I am at my computer in my back bedroom, aka my office, looking out at the snow outside and thinking of the cakes I should be eating right now, or soon would be.
Yes, snow stopped play. And when I typed the month up there I very nearly put December by mistake! So I’m not eating cake today. The snow has forced me to stick to my diet for there is no cake in this house right now. Not much food at all in fact. We were warned about the snow but I’ve never been given to panic buying. Or panicking. Least not about the snow. No point. I live in The Peak District. We get snow. Lots of it. Most Winters. In fact my very first visit to Leek I got trapped up here because of the snow. And yet I came back! Moved up here in fact so I’ve only myself to blame.
Having a “snow day” when you’re self employed may not sound so good because you lose money. Or potential money at least. But I find I don’t mind all that much. It is Friday after all and the event I was due to attend has been postponed and will take place when the weather permits. I wasn’t the only one who couldn’t make it. Would’ve been quite horrible to have missed the event yet knew it still happened. Like being the kid kept in for being naughty while everyone else gets taken out for ice-cream.
So what’ll I do with my found time? I think I’ll read a bit. Maybe watch a few old Mad Men or West Wings. We don’t get much found time these days. Time is there to be filled with activity. Busy busy. Even keeping this blog up feels like yet another pressure though it’s one I’ve come to greatly enjoy. As I had hoped, it forces me to stick to the diet or face having to tell whoever is following me here that I’ve failed. The incentive I’d hoped it would be is working.
So I’ll maybe post again over the weekend or just take a break from the computer. I do love “clicking” as my partner calls it but it can get very tiring and is never relaxing. You have a good one whatever you’re doing and stay warm; well, if you’re in the UK! If you’re somewhere already warm, please can you spare a bit of sunshine for us starved Brits? It isn’t just food us dieters are deprived of right now!