'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Friday, 8 January 2010

Cold snap

I expect this is old news to you cold folk up there, but this picture from the BBC really brought it home to me. Brrr! Hope you are not all running out of supplies or getting cabin fever.


  1. Thanks for your concern Katherine. Actually, I am running out of supplies - of the monetary nature. If you can see your way to sending me a few hundred NZ dollars that would be very nice and it would help me to survive this surprising winter. You know you'd feel guilty if you read a news report about a frozen Yorkshire Pudding. Meanwhile - go ahead - enjoy your antipodean heat!

  2. Ah, as a poor student, I have no spare cash at all YP. And I seem to remember you like those frozen Yorkshire Puddings, anyway...

    And yes, I think you lot up there have sucked all the coolth out of the world, because we have to be in the house in the middle of the day, it's just too sweltering outside! Still, at least we can get things done in the early mornings, and then go to the beach in the evenings.

  3. Anonymous11.1.10

    I loved your treking pictures in the warm sun - a wonderful reminder of how summer can be while we enjoy our prolonged cold spell here in England.

    Thank you.

  4. Lucy - I'm sorry that I can't send the warm sunshine in reality to you!