omething must have spooked the Tesco shopping trolleys last night…
Spooked them real good.
Everywhere you turned today, there was a scared and lonely trolley, left out in the cold, metres from home.
It was a feeling shared all around the town, as everyone tackled their Big Snow Day hangover, shielding their eyes against all that leftover white whilst trekking out to find warm food and four walls that weren’t their own.
The good neighbours were already shovelling the snow from their particular patch of footpath, whilst good parents were happy to head for the hills once more, as their kids enjoyed the first rush of a sleigh ride. On grandma’s tea tray.
The main street was tentatively taking steps towards bustling once again too, the snow turning to slush as fresh supplies for shops and cafes arrived. Only the lazy were closed today.
Then again, the rain is due, and that will bring a whole new reason to stay indoors. Which may explain why the likes of The Whale have decided its best to hold off on their groovy nights this weekend for another date.
Swinging up to Tesco, and the sweet sight of mother and young son engaged in a snowball battle to the death, the shelves were yet to be restocked, with ne’er a veg nor a carton of milk in sight.
In truth, as snow days go, this couldn’t have been better planned. Plenty of warning, so we could all panic buy to our heart’s content, then an overnight fall that gave us the perfect snowed-in day off that we’d all been dreaming of.
And now, the snow is doing the decent thing the following morning, and phoning itself a cab.
According to the weather forecast, roads will still be tricky tonight, thanks to that expected rain and then those cold, cold temperatures, but, come Sunday, Greystones should be one step closer to being back to life, back to normality…