Friday, 3 December 2010

Snow without Sleep

To anyone reading this in England, you will know what I mean, when I say that the last week has been slightly cold.  Where I live has dipped down to temp of around -4°C, which, when the boiler in your house has broken down, is freezing.  The last two nights we have had at least 20 inches of snow; which for the South of England is a lot!  One inevitable good point has been that deep snow has prevented me from attending school giving me a delightful 5-day weekend.  My Jack Wills trackies have been my saviours for this evil cold snap; I am in love with them at the moment; they have been invaluable at keeping my legs from the frost as I wade through the snow drifts.  They're definitely a bit more expensive than bog standard trackies, but so worth the investment, I would not do without them I have three beautiful fox terriers (one mum, and two of her pups; a girl and a boy), and they delight in the snow.  They have found particular delight in traipsing through the house after they have come in from playing in the snow, and shaking the snow that has clumped to them everywhere.  This then results in lovely puddles of water spilling across the floor, just waiting for me to slip over.  

Now as you either might or might not know, I am writing a novel.  To find the time amongst long tiring school days (the school bus picks me up at 7am, and drops me off at 8pm) is a stretch to say the least.  I have to grab every opportunity to write with open arms.  I write on the school bus going to and from school; in between doing prep after school before the bus leaves at 19:15; and my eye-rolling habit, staying up till between 1-3am every morning or night, however you want to interpret it.  Yes you could call it stupidity; I prefer to label it as dedication.  After months of having 3-5 hours sleep open, you get just a bit tired.  I also display that characteristic teenage trait; to never be able to wake up before the clock hits double figures, of my own volition at least.

Phew!  That was a long post; but I guess I had quite a few things to say to the world who would want to listen to me.  That’s all for now; until next time.  For now, remember this phrase: ‘Carpe Diem – Seize the Carp’.

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