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2 Feb 2009
Post 103: Snow!.... and some new hope
It does make me laugh, the way the country grinds to a halt in the way it clearly has today after about 2 feet of snow has blanketed the place. The idyllic and peaceful scene in my back garden masks the chaos in the wider world. Both my housemates have been unable to get to work and as if sent from the depths of Hell my neighbours 'damien-esque' 6 year old son Dylan can't go to school because it's shut and it's too dangerous for my physiotherapist to drive here for my exercise session. Gah! Civilised society as we know it has ceased to function. This may sound a tad melodramatic but for this whole week, England has become a third world country, People won't be able to get to work, schools will be shut, deliveries can't get to shops but that doesn't matter because there'll be no-one working in the shops. Who cares about the credit crunch? No wonder the UK economy's going down the Pan – we're going to lose a whole days production, it's a disaster but I'm still alive and for the first time since my stroke I feel happier because I've finally met someone new who's been able to look past the chair, the fatigue and my often less than positive outlook, a beautiful, gorgeous girl called Asli who has now been to see me a couple of times so I didn't scare her off (and I hope this doesn't) She also adores pickle (my cat) probably more than me (but that wouldn't be a first). This will be the last time she gets mentioned here without her express permission but her arrival has really helped, I look forward to being able to introduce her in person to some of you.