My stint as a shopkeeper is over and I even did the week's accounts, counted the money and took it next door in a stout cloth bag.
Mind you, today was the coldest yet. I woke up before the radio alarm came on feeling warm, so I assumed the temperature had gone up during the night. I woke the Sage for a cuddle, as I'd been asleep before he got into bed the night before and then got up, dressed, gave Tilly her breakfast and prepared mine, took it through to eat while I was reading emails, put in my contact lens and was putting on my brave morning face out of various little pots when I glanced out of the window. I was surprised at the beauty of the frosty tree outside. Everything was white and I'd spent half an hour not noticing.
It wasn't until I went out that I noticed it had been snowing and there was a hard frost.
The sun came out later, but the temperature didn't rise to freezing point and as the morning went on it became more windy and icier. I let Alice have one of the hot water bottles. She hugged it gratefully.
When the Sage came to pick me up, he came with me to the church to set things up for tomorrow's service at 8am. I have to be there at 7.30 to finish getting ready.
Later, after I'd done my slow and careful adding up, we went through for dinner, which was lasagne and salad, then fruit pie and custard.
I'm going to bed early.
Oh, and I think I've got chilblains. I'm not quite sure, as I've never had them before, and when I'm undressed I always have my contact lens out so my toes are rather a long way away to see. But it feels like the description of chilblains.