Word of the Week – Cold


 a frosty icicle bubble

Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

So a lot of things have happened this week but how could my word be anything other than cold! I know most of the country will be feeling the same.

I think we may have got off lightly with a lot of the weather, I may be eating my words by the time this is posted, but we haven’t had a huge amount of snow, just an relentless flurry of the white stuff. It has been so, so cold though.

On Monday I had to go and pick up the kids from school in my wheelchair. There was a slight flutter of snow but it wasn’t sticking around. It was, however, incredibly cold and chilly and it didn’t matter how wrapped up I was I still felt the bite.

I vowed not to go out again this week, but on Wednesday I had to pop to the end of the street to the GP surgery, again in my wheelchair, again in the flutter of snow that didn’t settle.

I’m so lucky that my house is warm, we have only a slight draft in the living room but if we draw the curtains we don’t feel it, and we haven’t had the heating on that much during the daytime. All the bedrooms are cosy except for the Little Man’s room and he has a big duvet to keep him warm. If he gets too cold he can always come and cuddle with me, I won’t mind.

I look at the news and see how awful it’s been almost everywhere else and feel quite lucky. Yes, it’s freezing cold but we’ve had little in the way of transport disruption and the school has been open all week. The kids finally have a snow day today, I’m just glad they don’t have to go out in the cold.

My fingers are tightly crossed that the Beast from the East and Storm Emma are soon packing there bags and leaving our country alone.

Keep warm everyone, and don’t go out unless you really have to x

The Reading Residence
p.s. Don’t you think the photo I’ve used is beautiful. I love Unsplash for free images, there are so many gorgeous photos to choose from.


  1. March 2, 2018 / 11:06 am

    It is bitterly cold, isn’t it? I can’t remember ever feeling so cold as I have this week. We’ve got a snow day as well here and I’m so pleased that we can stay in the warm x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  2. March 2, 2018 / 11:10 am

    That photo is amazing Anne, I love Unsplash there are so many beautiful images. We’ve been much the same as you, very little snow just freezing cold temperatures. It’s definitely the weather for snuggling inside this week. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

  3. March 2, 2018 / 11:24 am

    Glad you are managing to mostly stay in and keep warm this week. It has been so cold. We’ve had snow since Monday but it’s not too deep and thankfully I’ve not had to venture far with the girls. It’s been nice to see them having fun in it but hopefully it won’t last too much longer! #WotW

  4. March 2, 2018 / 1:59 pm

    Sounds like our weather has been pretty similar to yours this week. We’re on our second snow day and the children are loving it. I’ve kept the wood burner going and the kitchen is always warm, so central heating has not been needed much. It’s all the wet clothes! Hope you have a good weekend and don’t need to go out. #wotw

  5. March 2, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    Brrr it has been so cold, I can’t wait till some warmer weather arrives. Have a peaceful weekend X #wotw

  6. March 2, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Anne, I am all cosy as I type this. My tribe are all in the warm lounge reading, candles lit whilst the snow piles up outside. The photo is beautiful, I use that site too. Stay warm and comfortable this weekend. WW

  7. March 2, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    We have had the cold and the snow to deal with….The kids have loved it though and spent so much time outside playing in it. The schools have been closed, Tesco won’t deliver to us, there’s no bread on the shelves in local supermarkets. lol
    We have managed to stay warm though.

  8. March 3, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    It has been bitter! we only had snow last night and now I’d like it to leave!

  9. March 3, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    For the first time I learned what Snow Day means as its snow day here last Thursday and Friday. Snow is a bit strong in here but its okay as we seldom get it. We try to enjoy it before it melts =) #wotw

  10. March 4, 2018 / 7:20 am

    I think we’ll all be glad to see the back of this winter storm weather… Your house sounds cosy too! #WotW

  11. March 4, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    I hope we have seen the most of the snow, it must be so tough in your wheelchair in the snow, you must feel the cold so much more ? Lets hope we have a warner week x

  12. March 6, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    Sadly it seems not everyone heeded your last warning. Getting stuck in snow and having to be dug out. I also heard someone gave birth in it. What was lovely was to see so many people doing random acts of kindness and walking miles to get to work so they could help others. #WotW

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