With the snow piling up outside, McG decided to stick to higher ground and refused to join Mischief downstairs for his breakfast. This was unusual behaviour for my food-obsessed furry buddy and so I broke with tradition and took the food up to him. (Yes Paul, I know I gave you major grief when you gave Mischief breakfast in bed, but this is a cat that, given half the chance, would spend his entire waking life head down in a food trough.) His little eyes lit up like Oxford Street in December and he munched his way through the food in record time. Cheeky little bugger tried it on the next day as well.........Not a chance. His breakfast in bed scam didn't work a second time. Half an hour later he slunk downstairs and munched away as normal.
that it is not worth him going down stairs
I managed to drive Mrs B halfway to the station. (A big thanks to the Moron who tailgated me most of the way. He must have interpreted the driving advice to "Give people more space in winter conditions" as "Get as close as possible to the car in front, if possible touching bumpers".) I decided not to risk the steep hill going into town - getting down it would probably have been OK but stopping might have been a bit more interesting. Without four wheel drive, going up hills in snow is extremely hit and miss. As it was I was using our old VW Golf, knowing BMW's reputation for performance on ice. (I understand Todd Carty has more control. If you don't get that reference - count yourself lucky.) I looked up some driving tips for BMW's on the Internet and received the following encouraging info:
2) Drive the wife's Fiesta (particularly useless as Mrs B does not drive a Fiesta).
3) Call a pickup truck before you set off and make them follow you. You then save time when the inevitable crash happens and you can be towed the rest of the way to your destination.
4) Get the pickup truck to tow the BMW directly to the destination. This not only saves time but saves on repairs to the car.
I tried taking the ElleGee out a couple of days later and it took me 20 minutes to get off my own property. Now that would not be a problem if we lived in hundreds of acres, but 40 metres.... that's almost as slow as the M25 on a Friday night, but still not as bad as getting out of Sainsbury's car park in the centre of Bishops Stortford.
Quote of the week:
Teenage girl screeching to her mate in Bishops Stortford's high street "I'm Bleedin' Cold!" I didn't have the heart to point out to her that open toed thong-style summer sandals and a short skirt were probably not the best attire for winter months, especially with a foot of snow on the ground. What I thought was a particularly strange shade of blue stockings turned out to be her skin colour. Nice!!!!!
Concern for fellow Blogger
I am currently worried about the fate of one of my fellow Bloggers, after he received a strange Strange MMS message. It got me thinking that with the world in recession why would the down turn not affect the world of the supernatural. What you end up with is a very low Budget version of "The Ring". Instead of watching a video and getting a phone call, before being mysteriously found dead a couple of days later. The cash strapped supernatural entity is forced to combine the call and video into a single MMS message. The victim is then found bludgeoned to death with a copper plated pan lying next to them (You have to read Cynical Scribblers blog to get the significance of the Copper pan. Just click on the "Strange MMS message" link above).
It has been reported by an unnamed source close to CS (i.e made up by me) that CS is particularly worried about a recent Horoscope which said “Today would be a good day to avoid anyone with a manic expression, especially if they are carrying a pan…”
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