Tuesday, 27 February 2018

A letter to Siberia

Dear Siberia

Apparently it's you who have kindly sent us the Weather we're currently having. Now, I'm sure it's well meant (after all, we get on with you as a country don't  we?), and it's always a pain sending things (wrapping it, queueing at the post office, wondering whether it's arrived, waiting for a thank you note etc.), so I really appreciate that. Thank you.

But. We are different from you. We are not ready for this kind of Weather. We don't have those furry hats and boots and the nice warm houses I'm sure you must have. In short, we are cold. I went riding yesterday, and I haven't been that cold since I was turfed off the school bus into a snow drift aged about twelve ( the bus has broken down, and I had to walk a couple of miles to get home).

So please, please take this Weather back. It's not that we're not grateful; we're just not ready. I've just visited an elderly neighbour (I too am an elderly neighbour, come to that), and she is cold too. We had coffee huddled round her gas fire;  me in coat, gloves, scarf and hideous but wonderful Uggs; she in an assortment of layers.

But in the course of our chat, I did come up,with a wonderful book title: Sunbathing in Siberia. What do you think? Now all I've got to do is write it. If it's published, I promise I'll dedicate it to you. Provided you take back your Weather 😰

6 comments:

  1. Very droll, Frances! I love autumn/winter but am now looking forward to spring. We've already had worse weather before now, since Christmas, but have an amber warning for tomorrow.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Rosemary, I think Winter has more than its fair share of the year. Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb ,half of March...But I'm glad you like it!

      Delete
  2. Do write that book, please, Frances! I definitely will buy it. Who can resist such an intriguing title?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. All I need now is a plot, Meike! Plus, I known nothing at all about Siberia, apart from the cold...

      Delete
  3. Having been prevented from getting to a hospital appointment yesterday and now with my car totally marooned (I'm in Bishopbriggs not Lewis) with more snow promised tonight and tomorrow I'm rather fed up too. I was supposed to be going home tomorrow. I'm afraid I'm getting a bit tired of winter.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Graham, what an awful nuisance. And you must get a lot of winter up where you are. Have you got somewhere to stay?

      Delete