Monday, 11 January 2010
It is still trying to snow here in Somerset. Unlike other areas we have been very lucky to have just enough to transform the scenery but not cause us any problems. We have had to use quite a lot of gas during this 'Big Freeze', as the news channels are calling it. When the heating is switched to electric it just doesn't seem to have enough oomph. I was looking at small electric fan heaters the other day, thinking that a bit of warm air blowing around the trailer would be a good thing. I found myself looking at an exact replica of one that we have in storage somewhere, but where? And will the cold snap be over by the time we track it down?
The chammy is working very hard too, wiping up all the condensation. Other Airstreamers don't seem to get as much moisture as we do. The conclusion from chat and our forum seems to be that it depends on the number of bodies.
We saw these degus at a well-known chain of pet stores. That's the way to keep warm, but it would raise the body count a bit.
Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Our morning view has been coated in a thick frost recently. The skeletal trees have stood motionless, dark at their core and dusted in sparkly, white crystals.
We have had some lovely walks out on the moors, wrapped in wooly and fleecey layers, crunching on the frozen earth and sinking to our ankles in thawed mud.
Finally, and against expectation, we awoke today to a silent snowy scene. Sorry to anyone who had to try to function as usual. We just had to walk in it, chuck it at each other and be uplifted and exhilerated by it.
The Chrimbo decos came down today. Some of the lights stay up all year round. The twinkly, sparklies just add to the coziness and reflect beautifully in the Airstream's aluminium interior.
A belated Happy New Year everyone