The walks this weekend were hard going, especially today in the snow, ice and general sludge! Walking across the snowy meadows was like walking through soft, deep sand and it really saps your energy and makes your calves ache. We described today's walk as, "You know when you go to the cinema and you think the films about to end, and it goes on for another half an hour....."
Yesterday we went to Lydiard Park in Swindon which was much more fun and we could see why the news programmes had been reporting about the snow from there this week; it was still a foot deep in most places, including a lot of the roads and pavements through the town! Although it's only 40 minutes down the road, it really was like being in a completely different country. We stopped on our walk for an hour or so to have a snowball fight, make snow angels and build snowman Fred II.
Matt's Pie & Poker Night is taking place on Friday, so we hope to raise a bit of extra money from that, as well as the collection at Asda tomorrow.