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.

5 comments:

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!