Tuesday, 2 December 2008

An Icy Snap

Jackie Frost has visited over a clear starry night and the morning dawns bright and chill. Underfoot, the earth is radiant and glittering like diamonds but is so slippery that people are performing ballet dances along the streets, grimacing and fighting to keep balance.

Down by the river the waste ground is a delightful skating rink - if a little rough - and boys are hurtling along a lethal pavement slide of frozen water.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How I loved days like that when I was a kid. We'd make a great long slide in the playground of Hills Trust and all line up to take our turn on it. All would be fine until someone took a tumble and then the Janny would be sent out with salt to put an end to our fun!