Woke to a strange metallic gassy smell in rooms with no gas and it was the wrong smell for the gas supply. It took quite a long time to work out that the camping cooker kept for emergency use was stored in a cupboard and had not been seen for years. It had decided that it’s seal with the gas can was too old to work and just let a whole lot out. Lucky it was far from any source of ignition but it was spreading. I have no idea how long it has been waiting there, at least ten years! From now on this sort of thing is going to be kept in the shed, just don’t know which one!
Last night we were in a time warp as a group of about a dozen carol singers stood on the doorstep in the snow singing their hearts out. I had got word that they were going to be out and about so had phoned in a request for “In the deep midwinter”, Julie’s favourite, I also requested something with a disco beat for me but all they could do was something with a trombone. Never thought I would ever see such a scene ever again and they were such an interesting bunch, as interested in us as we were with them. Naturally it did not cross my mind to have a camera handy, then again some of these sorts of images are etched into the brain better than a photograph.
Have to be up at six to drive a friend and their son and son’s girlfriend to the airport, one which still seems to be open. I have just looked out and the sheet of ice has melted. Fine if it stays that way, hell if it freezes since it is a steep drive out of my garage up to the road which has been a skating rink for days. I have been out for a practice taking broken arm girl to a party, thankfully she got a lift home s that I was able to fully enjoy myself. Tomorrows trip is not an adventure I would have chosen but for a friend...