The only sensible thing to do

6 Comments 05 December 2012

hot chocolate

Sometimes drinking hot chocolate and reading a good book in front of a roaring fire are the only sensible things to do.

It’s a snow day here in my corner of Essex. I got out the snow shovel and cleared the drive, noticed that the council hadn’t gritted the roads in the night (or the day before when they were already getting icy), saw the verrrry slowwwww traffic and debated. It was when my husband called me from the little village just before his work an hour after he set off (it should have taken him 10 minutes to get to work) telling me of the terrible traffic that I decided it would be a snow day and I wouldn’t take my daughter to school. I have work to do, but sometimes, work can wait. Right now we’re about to drink our hot chocolates and read good books in front of the fire. I’m reading Robert Goddard, ever read any?


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  1. MsCaroline says:

    No Robert Goddard, but we have quite a bit of snow in Seoul! Would love to have a snow day tomorrow too, but I would be very surprised if we got one – nothing seems to stop Seoulites from going to work and school! I’m doing 2nd best – going to bed early and pretending I don’t have to get up at 6!

  2. Expat Mum says:

    Not read any Robert.
    We have the reverse here. It’s usually pretty cold by now in Chicago, but it was 70 Fahrenheit on Monday and in the 50’s yesterday. Everyone’s looking around wondering that the heck is going on.

  3. Tammy says:

    I would love a snow day. Living in Southern California, it’s not likely to happen unless someplace much warmer freezes first.

    What a glorious treat to have an unscheduled day off. And hot chocolate and a good book is such a wonderful way to spend it.

  4. Dunk says:

    I really like Robert Goddard. In fact I came into this post via Facebook. I saw the photo, thought ‘Michelle likes Robert Goddard! Huzzah!’
    I only know one other person who’s ever read him.
    Catch up world! You don’t know what you’re missing

  5. Oooh lovely, now I want to do that. And we have such a pile of wood here in our house – never end up using it here in California. It’s great when the decision is made for you and you just have to relax and toast your tootsies.

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