......when things don't quite go according to plan!
First of all the weather isn't co-operating - I had looked forward to a good ski today but with heavy black clouds and a poor forecast that was never going to happen.
So we went shopping instead!
Don't get excited - it was mostly food shopping. Although I did manage to get a pair of small gaiters to stop stuff falling into my boots. They were reduced in the sale in Intersport.
John bagged a new goretex shell jacket for half price. Very jammy!
None of the ski trousers I tried on fitted me - some were ridiculously long in the legs, others wouldn't fasten round my fat middle and one pair were so big they came up to my armpits - very fetching!
Then when we got back and I was unpacking the food, I managed to knock the whole new jar of fenugreek seeds onto the floor. The seeds I had carefully imported into France a couple of weeks ago. Nothing survives a fall onto the tiled floor here - the glass jar exploded all over the place. Too risky to try and save any of the fenugreek - powdered glass doesn't go down too well!
The fire won't stay alight this evening. There's been a lot of rain and sleet in the past 12 hours so the logs are a bit on the damp side. Fortunately it isn't too cold.
The water heater isn't working. It's supposed to back up the solar panels on dull days. But it isn't. A call to the plumber tomorrow morning will be in order I think!
Oh well - we'll see what tomorrow brings...................................(apart from the plumber!)
A Winter Corbett
2 days ago