....if not on the blog! I'm sitting here wearing two fleece jumpers, with a fleece throw wrapped around my lower half, and feeling as though I've got ice cubes at the end of my feet instead of toes! The heat from the radiator never seems to penetrate under my desk. On top of all that I've got a streaming cold! Some of our windows are not double glazed, and this morning we woke up to find ice on the inside of them. I remember that happening a lot when I was a child, but not since then. The temperature outside here last night dropped to about minus 9, and it didn't get much above that during today. I know that some parts of the country were a lot colder still, but minus 9 is quite low enough for me, thank you very much! They say that come the weekend we may get up to plus 5! It will seem positively tropical!
The reason for my absence yet again on the blogs is that sadly, my father-in-law died very suddenly a fortnight ago. It was a great shock to us all. We had seen him a couple of days previously and he seemed fine, but he had a massive heart attack and although the paramedics arrived within a few minutes, it was already too late. We can only be thankful that he went so quickly and didn't suffer. I guess if we had a choice, that's the way we'd all wish to go.
The funeral was yesterday, and most people managed to get there in spite of the weather. My daughter and family came down for it from Scotland on Friday evening without major problems, and it was lovely to have them here over the weekend.