Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Nightmare on Turley Street

I'm back! Last week was half term so I was tied up as usual. (Those boys can be really brutal.) Anyway, they were due back to school on Monday, so naturally, when the big day arrived I threw back the curtains with an enthusiasm only matched by the discovery of a hidden KitKat in the pantry. However, my delight soon turned to horror at what I saw before me. What did I see? Nope, it wasn't the cat relieving itself on my neighbours plants. (Which is actually quite an appealing scenario.)

It was snow.

Yeah, snow. Again.

Can I just say something?

Please, please God no more snow! Look, I know I've been a naughty girl but please don't punish me with anymore snow! I promise to be a good girl from now on and to be really, really careful when reversing. I will also try to curb my swearing, and I will try my very, very best not to dribble when I see pictures of Andy Roddick.
Anyway folks, I saw snow all over the street so thought it was possible the children would have yet another day off school. Groan. So I went downstairs and got out the paracetamol. Then, just I was opening the second packet, I remembered something exciting... Master Jacob's school, the worst of schools for snow closures, had purchased a snow clearing machine! I duly put the paracetamol back in the medicine cabinet and got out the Celebrations.
You know, I've never actually seen a snow clearing machine - except on an episode of Thomas the Tank Engine. And I don't think Jacob's school grounds are suitable for a steam engine or even a tractor so I started wondering what kind of clearing machine they had purchased. My first thought was this;


Yeah, that looks about right. A couple of spades, a few newly graduated teachers who haven't had their enthusiasm killed by paperwork and you could open the school in a jiffy.

Okay, maybe I'm being a bit cynical, perhaps a spade is a bit too basic. Perhaps the school have opted for something more revolutionary. Something more like this.....


You know that idea rather appeals to me. I always thought the head teacher blows a lot of hot air...

But hey, maybe they've gone for the full works, something a little grander...



Of course, it would have to be mounted on a wheelbarrow. But hey if it does the trick I won't complain!

Roll on Spring!

5 comments:

  1. And this is precisely why you are on my list of kreativ bloggers - at the very top of course. Please accept the award. Details over at agelessbonding.

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  2. Actually here is an actual picture of the snow clearing effort taking place on the school field only yesterday.

    http://comps.fotosearch.com/comp/UNW/UNW577/mountain-mountainside-snow_~u10518743.jpg

    I hear the kids enjoyed doing ski jumping in PE today.

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  3. Thanks very much Usha:))

    And I shall be delighted to do the tag and there's nothing I enjoy more than talking about than myself!!

    Mrs A... Hmm quite a monster! Reminds me of On Her Majesty's Secret Agent (I think) where the bad agent falls in and gets mushed...maybe they could do that with the troublesome kids...

    I wonder if it cuts grass as well....

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  4. Well, if we could just add up the temperatures at your place and mine and each take the half, that would be just bliss--at least for me it would!

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  5. That would suit me Sue...perhaps that would work out as a mild day in Spring:)

    I think cold is perferable though... at least you can dress up but I guess so far you can dress down:) (Not good for us older ladies!)

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