With and without cardigan…
not that it came off for more than 10 mins all day!
As I start this blog post I’m a little on the cold side. I’m at my new desk in my fingerless gloves – which seems a bit of an office trend here – enjoying a break from inductiony stuff while I greedily wolf down my brown rice salad and check my personal emails. Outside it is -3, the sky is clear and blue, but thanks to the spectacular views the block affords, I can see low heavy clouds in the distance…
According to friends on facebook (and a text from Elena) the rest of the country is wallowing in inches of the white stuff. In Leamington it’s coming down quite heavily, I’m told, and while Birmingham was clear half an hour ago according to one source (hi Nat!), others are suggesting otherwise… And I’m just a little nervous about getting home this evening.
LATER: Well, I’m home ok, and the snow is definitely falling, both in Leamington and in Oxford! I think the thing I like most about snow is the silent way it falls, the quiet sneakiness of its attack, and the way it muffles all sounds – even buses seem to crawl silently along when it’s snowing! When I was a child I thought it was magical, the way you’d just wake up in the morning to find everything wiped clean. And that’s what I miss about being little, now I’m an adult and living in a flat – the lack of a blank canvas outside my window.
In the spirit of blank canvases, on my way home tonight I spotted a rectangle of untouched white at the roadside. I couldn’t bear to walk on by, so despite the freezing flakes whipping about my face I slowed down to make pretty footprint patterns. I left behind a smiley face and my initials, bordered by zigzags!
Meanwhile, onto today’s outfit – while again with the dark colours – did have a hint of the EP about it thanks to my clever manipulation of a bracelet and brooch!
This time I was happy with the result!