Don’t tell anyone but I stole a garage and it’s proving to be very useful.
We have one garage as part of our premises and M uses it. The other one is supposed to be used by the apartment upstairs but as that’s empty the garage has been used as a repository for spare furniture by the owners so throughout the last winter I spent my mornings digging a path to the exposed car and then working away with the snow-brush and ice-scraper before I could get away.
A couple of weeks ago all the crappy furniture vanished and was replaced by a broken dishwasher and some paving slabs. I quickly re-evaluated the garage space now available and decided that with a little reorganisation we might just be able to create a Passat sized hole. As I have a Passat and it had started to snow, this was quite an exciting possibility. I applied myself to junk-shuffling and before you could say “stop thief!” my car was nestling alongside M’s in the luxury of a warm and snow-free parking space.
It’s a small thing and no doubt it won’t last long but I’ll enjoy it while I can.
While I’m here, are any of you experts in identifying things by using footprints in the snow? If so, take a look at these tracks I found in the snow on the terrace today. I’m convinced it’s a six legged alien with long thin feet, but I could be wrong. It is certainly very weird.
And finally, a winter sun landscape.