It snowed last night so today’s walk to the library took one hour. Usually takes half that time. It was very slushy. English snow is usually very wet. It often melts on contact with the ground but this morning it seemed to be over one inch thick.
When a lorry went passed us on the pavement it sometimes sprayed brown slush over in our direction so we learned to hop into the nearest driveway to avoid it. This, coupled with the slower pace of walking and me popping into the waiting room of a doctor’s surgery to warm up my fingers a little, made the journey longer.
We’ve been going to the library to work on our online stuff, my site and a book I’m writing. More on that later…
Somerset Library service lets users have access to the internet on their bank of computers for half and hour. That is free. If you want anymore time it costs money. The service is slow and clunky so we use our own laptops and MiFi and the library’s electricity, heating and lighting.