There have been an awful lot of nasty cold bugs going round this Christmas. My eldest son had it twice before Christmas, the grandchildren had it when they visited us at Christmas, T the host of the New Year’s Eve Party had it and my husband is on his second dose of it. I thought it would be a miracle if I continued to get away with it and I was right as I went down with it yesterday.
My husband has been sleeping in the spare room as his coughing was keeping me awake and last night I had a terrible night with a really sore throat and aching allover.
I am not sure if the noise woke me up or if I was already awake but at one o’clock in the morning there was a lot of noise outside. There were engines revving and clinking and whirring sounds. I started to worry that someone somewhere was trying to break in.
I decided to go downstairs and investigate and at the same time gargle with some sore throat rinse. I looked out of the front room window and was surprised to see some sort of roadworks going on. There were about eight vehicles parked across the road and men with high vis jackets and what looked like pipes being handled. I grabbed my camera.
I went back to bed but couldn’t get back to sleep. The noise ended abruptly at two o’clock in the morning. I continued to have a really sleepless night just dozing occasionally.
In the morning I looked out and the only evidence was two barriers at the side of the road opposite and to the right.
Two red and white barriers across the road. I was actually impressed that works had been carried out during the night as this is a very busy road and during the day it would have caused chaos.
When my husband came back from buying a newspaper he said that the lamp post had been changed. I wonder what tonight will bring.