Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Sick of Snow?


Most people seem to be so, there’s still plenty of it about; there have been beautiful bright days; the sort of thing that would normally send me scurrying for my camera. snow landscape 3

But there have been a bit of a problem. Joe and I have had a nasty bout, of what we think was Norovirus,  not nice at all, I can tell you.

Joe was first down, in the small hours of Sunday morning. I followed on Monday night, I certainly don’t feel up to par yet. What can I tell you about Norovirus? Stay close to the bathroom, really work and get fluids down and I mean work, a pack of rehydration treatment in the medicine cupboard would be a good idea.

I went into quarantine in Tom’s room, rough as I felt, I did still love watching the light move across the snowy hills and the beautiful moonlit nights (I didn’t draw the curtains).


and I did have some company.


Spud and squeak were as interested in  warmth, sleep and comfort as I was.

Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “Sick of Snow?

  1. No laughing matter. You have my sympathy.

  2. I like to think that the pets were there to offer a bit of companionship and sympathy, as well as soaking up comfort themselves.

  3. Oh, dear… how terrible for you and Joe. Such a sickness gives “skip to my loo” a whole different meaning. I sure hope you recover completely before long… how sweet of Spud and Squeak to keep you company. You are right about the importance of keeping hydrated ~ even when you aren’t feeling ill. Sending hugs and good wishes.

  4. What can one say but “Get well soon”!

    Snow can be beautiful (reluctant admission) but I’d rather be without it. We had some in London the other day but it more or less melted as it fell. Suits me.

    It’s the cold I can’t abide. Staying in the warm under canine and feline insulation sounds good to me.

  5. I’m sorry to see that you’ve been laid low with what is a really nasty virus and hope that you feel better soon. I’d rather not have any snow as it always causes chaos here. Your last picture made me smile. xx

  6. The snow seems to have become a permanent fixture, doesn’t it. Maybe it’ll start melting today now the temperature has risen above zero. Sounds like a bad dose you had there if it’s lasted all week. I hope you were waited on hand and foot.

  7. So sorry to hear! Take care! The snow will be there when you feel better!

  8. “Squeak”?

    Nor Jammy or Dodger?

  9. God bedring! The view from that room is as absolutely fantastic!

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