I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window. Alice Munro
Gilly says she’ll close the cafe when we go.
The snow cranks itself up into a blizzard. People pass by - head down against the white onslaught, conscious of their hero-status. Girl sporting flat blonde hair and leopard spotted fur bustles by.
My friend wraps up and braves the blizzard to plough her way to the park. Her mission is to take photos of trees that have strutted their brilliant stuff in the snow for two hundred winters.
I – frightened of slipping - opt to stay by the window, drink a glass of chilled white wine and think about my new novel which, thank the Lord, is set in sunny France. Nice to contemplate.
Gilly’s friend - carrying a shovel, wearing work cap and fluorescent jacket – makes his way to the door. ‘I’ll see youse!’ he says to Gilly.