Ignoring weather reports and prophecies of doom from my father, I got up today at 7am and drove for eight hours to Fiona’s house in Durham 🙂 I’m glad I DID decide to take the risk, because the weather and the roads were fine on the way up here (in fact the roads were virtually empty, both of snow and other people!). I am here until Wednesday – tomorrow we are meeting Jessica, on Sunday we are going to York, Monday is…I don’t know, shopping day? There must be some shopping in there somewhere! And Tuesday we are meeting Jonathan and another friend, Hannah, to go to the cinema and then hopefully to a carol service in the cathedral during the evening. I had never driven either on the motorways or in the snow before today so I was a bit scared, but I decided to look at it as an adventure, and it WAS fun! I like motorway service stations. It’s been snowing up here, and being a southerner I never get to see snow! Jonathan came over to say hi after I got here, and I think I scared him when I drove him back home 😛 I was distracted by the snow and the threat of losing grip on the road, overexcited at seeing him and Fi again and tired because I’d been up since 6am and already been driving for eight hours, and I somehow managed the impressive feat of freaking my passengers out whilst driving at 20 miles an hour!! I think that takes some skill.
I am a bit brain dead after having such a long day but I had to update quickly to say that I got here safely and that I am enjoying myself already! I will take lots of photos tomorrow 🙂