The second half of life..

By twigs


They said it was coming and so it did.

Strange how beautiful sunshine can be so deceptive from indoors.

Step outside today and it was a different story! The icy blast was (apparently) coming straight off the Antarctic. By the time it reached us the -24 degrees or so from the ice cap had warmed to a positively balmy 5 degrees!

And then - a spot of magic. In the 20 plus years I have lived here inNelson I have never seen snow down at town level (others who have lived here 40 plus years had never seen it either) so when a few (admittedly small!) flurries began falling the kids went mad. The energy level and excitement was palpable right round school. OK - so it didn't last long and it certainly never looked like settling, but for a fleetingly short time it did snow and we witnessed it :)

Decided a drive out to Rabbit Island was in order after work but had forgotten they shut the gates at sundown so didn't get my beach walk :( Probably quite good actually as by this time I was really starting to feel the cold bite. Toi tois in the chilled breeze is as good as it got. And when I got home a bit before 6.00 the temperature was 3 degrees. I think it's going to be a cold night tonight.


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