Like many other areas in the UK here in Hambleden on Thursday morning (17th Jan) ...
we had a flurry of snow ...
although it was too wet to stick and didn't last long at all.
Afterwards the sun came out, a glorious blue sky but very cold and a decent enough breeze to dry the sheets on the deck with all the sides open ... can't beat washing that dries outside!
Travel preparations for our Golden Anniversary trip to Australia are going on apace now. We've opened a Post Office Travel Money Card each and loaded some Australian $ on it and will top it up fully before we leave when we'll collect some Singapore $ too for the 48 hours we'll be spending there on the way.
Our colds are also still going on ... and on ... and on! George is still coughing (his cold started on the 20th December and mine on Christmas day).
For the past 10 days I've be completely deaf in my right ear ... ETD which means that mucus has entered and blocked the tube (Eustachian) in the middle ear and is creating pressure resulting in dullness of hearing or in my case deafness! It's supposed to clear up naturally when my cold goes and I hope it does! We fly on February 6th just over two weeks away and I know that I'm prone to very painful ears on take-off and landing normally and with this extra pressure in my ear I'm a bit 'bothered'. I've purchased a set of pressure relieving earplugs from Boots and hope they work ok.
Please forgive my moan or if this is too much information!