The Weather

It has been gloomy, windy and horridly cold. It was sunny last week. Nice and warm. Suddenly everything changed. It snowed a little, then hailstorm, then snow, hailstorm… make up your mind, dear. Very windy and very cold. Depressing too.  This weekend we are going to be heading north.. weather forecast for Yorkshire is rainy!

Onething I am glad about is the weather forecast here. They do work. English still complain about their forecast programmes and they love to say (moan) that it is unpredictable. but no, it was predicted, and yes it is snowing. But depressingly snowing. The snow is not in good enough quantity to cover the grass, melts immediately and it snows and hail storm and it goes on like that.

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Car Boot Sale

I love car boot sales. It is not the bargain I am going to get that attracts me. It is the chat. British / English are very chatty. I love to chat with them. There is a coffee place in our carboot.

I have bought quite a lot of things in carboot sales. Very nice paintings, floor lamps, furniture and loads of DVDs.. It is a good place to buy books. Children books and toys are available in plenty, but I do not have interest in those at the moment.

I can buy book and/or DVD for you if you leave the detail with me. I don’t mind browsing.  

Skidding

It was snowing. 4am. But Chakra beat me to it. I gave up blogging about it and went to start my day.

Having lived in Scotland, I didn’t think this snow was going to cause driving impossible, but yes I thought it was going to be slow today. Nope, I was wrong. Car started skidding when I started to drive, I hoped it was just the minor road that leads to my house which was not cleared by the snow clearing vehicles, hopefully other roads will be better. Nope, it was all zig-zag drive until I reached the station, luckily I made it to the station. Looking at the cars with hazard lights on and stopped all over the roads after me reaching the platform, I felt relieved that I can go to work today, without realising the trains and their cancellations….. I made it to work too, surprisingly well in time. Life and work continued as ever. It was snowing outside, the chaotic work continued as ever.

some photos. (click on the images).

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                           drive to station            

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Balan cleaning my car                        some poor soul’s cycle

PS: photos were taken by Balan after I had left to work. Time settings show Indian time.

First snow

Little snow in Hemel. Hope we get more. Feathery snow on tree branches and grasses looks lovely.

Didn’t watch the weather forecast yesterday. This surprise snow makes me happy always.

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view through our window.            Valley by our house.

‘Kash’tomer Customer service

I was late and have already missed two trains. Rushed to the platform and found my square. I saw that staff behind the counter I was talking to yesterday and day before, walking towards me. Is he travelling today? not working? I smiled at him, thinking that he might recognise me. He did. Smiled back. In fact he was coming towards me.

“Remember the refund you were asking yesterday?” Oh yes. But, how do you remember?

“Do you remember there was another customer with your surname we mistook for you yesterday?, Dave did the same mistake and entered your refund to that person. For some reason we do not have your detail in our database, again this time also Dave did not enter, you know he thought it was that person, so he did not add another one in the database….. Can I take your ticket number to send you the refund to you, and also I am going to add your detail to our database this time”. You remembered to cross check? You came all the way up to the platform looking for me? And, today I was late and I might have hardly spent 1/2 a second in the counter area before I was flashing off to the platform.. 

(And, I submitted the refund form to Dave, the previous day evening on my way back home).

PS: Suggest a title please. Will change it.