Tuesday, 9 December 2008

No Snow

Hmm well there was no snow - boo! But there was ice. The icy frosting looked so pretty on the front lawn and across the fields, like a sparkling shimmering dusting of magic, even the honey coloured pebbles that lead to my studio were merrily glistening in the morning light as I carefully picked my way over them to get to work. The skies were blue and clear it was lovely. Later in the afternoon when my jobs were done I took a drive to the shops. I live in the countryside and to get to most places you need to drive through a lot of winding lanes. Although it was such a beautiful day driving in the ice is not fun. On this particular journey I had to drive up a very steep twisty lane, I should have been warned when the car in front of me did a very dangerous U-turn in the middle of the lane and retreated. But on I drove and all of a sudden the noise coming from my tyres as they desperately tried to grip on to the road filled the car. I gripped the wheel tighter but as I got to the top of the steep part of the lane my car started sliding around on the ice. I made it to the main road without incident principally because I met no oncoming traffic, thank goodness, but it could have been very different. Take care everyone as the weather becomes colder, I am going to try to avoid the lanes as much as possible even if it does take me twice as long to get anywhere, please do the same.


CeeCee said...

I've had a similar experience and it was terrifying.
Icy roads are the perfect excuse to stay at home cosy by the fire with a cup of tea.

Take care of yourself and drive carefully if you do have to brave the nasty weather.

Miss Trini said...

I live in fear of my first encounter with properly icy roads now that's I'm a daily commuter. Why can't I just hibernate again?

Newlywed Hostess said...

While I have not experienced driving on Ice (I do live the southern United States), I have hydroplaned due to rain on a roadway and it was harrowing.
I also wanted to thank you for your kind comment on my blog. It has meant so much to me.

The Cwtch said...

Thank you CeeCee, I am crossing my fingers for clear weather this weekend as I am making a cupcake wedding cake for a wedding up in the mountains - the roads are even worse up there! But I will be sensible and drive like a snail!

You will be okay Miss Trini as long as you take it easy, most main roads should be gritted to melt the ice, take care though. PS I love your blog!

The Cwtch said...

Oh my goodness Newlywed that sounds awful! Absolutely petrifying! I'm bad enough in turbulence! Oh to live in the sunshine though I am jealous!