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Saturday, 19 December 2009
Low temperature: This morning the thermometer showed -13 C. Time to dig out the fur-lined mittens, which hardly came to use at all last winter (which was mild).
When I went out around mid-day the sun was shining.
Under my feet the snow still made that creaking sound...
Freshly fallen snow on a cold day looks like fur!
Low sun gives incredibly long shadows...
Low tree branches close to the water have gathered a layer of ice which is kind of 'hovering' above the surface of the river. It looks strange.
Low mood: The snow looks pretty, but the cold does not agree with my body! I wake up every morning with the feeling of a bad chestcold, and I need extra asthma medicine. It also takes almost twice the usual time to walk anywhere with snow and ice on the ground. A lot of things that usually make me tired now exhaust me...
I wish I could say I'm really looking forward to Christmas, but I honestly am not, since it will mean extra efforts rather than relaxation. If I could, I would apparate* myself away to some (warm) place with full service provided!
*(Footnote: "Apparate" is a way for wizards in the Harry Potter world to transport themselves from one place to another in an instant, just by concentrating really hard and "turning on the spot"...)