Christmas hols part 2

A nice, quiet start to the holiday. Got up late, we went into Helston’s Tesco and bought some food for Christmas and then did very little during the afternoon other than playing Oolite for a bit.

This evening, after a nice dinner, I discovered “The Fantastic Four” playing on Sky Movies 10 so watched that. I’m glad that I didn’t spend any money (other than the Sky Movies subscription) to watch the film. It was OK as a distraction but nothing to make an effort to see. It was definitely made using an action movie by numbers kit. I understand that there’s a sequel in the works. Hopefully it’s better than the original.

That’s about it, really.

Christmas hols part 1

It was a very cold, frosty and foggy morning which greeted me when I opened the blinks this morning, just the sort of weather you want when you’re planning to drive 270 miles. Still, by the time I left at 10:55am it was at least light and you could see a couple of hundred yards, though it took a good ten minutes to thaw the car windows enough to be able to drive off.

The drive down the country was mixed. Along the Oxford to Swindon road there were tantalizing gaps in the fog, giving beautiful views of a crisp, frosty morning with all the trees and bushes encrusted with bright frosting shining in the sunshine and contrasted by a deep blue sky behind. Unfortunately, these gaps in the fog were all too brief. The fog finally broke at Exeter, where the air temperature suddenly jumped from -1C to a balmy 6-7C.

Otherwise the five and a half hour journey down was uneventful. So, now I’m ensconced down here in Cornwall for almost two weeks, the longest break down here since last Christmas. I really do need the rest.