Brain Freeze

It is far too bloody cold. I cannot function properly. My brain has given up, wrapped itself in a warm scarf and gone indoors, leaving me to cope without it.

Cold spring flowers in the snow

Yesterday I got confused by dinner. I went to the supermarket twice, and have cupboards/freezer/fridge full of food but I couldn’t for the life of me put it together as a meal. And I am blaming the weather for that. Because my mind thinks we should be shifting season, and moving away from stews and towards quiche. But it is too cold for quiche, and I am fed up of stew. So I had a crisp sandwich, and everyone cobbled together something that they fancied from the foodstuffs available.

I also am baffled by Syds clothes. He is 19 months old, and his 12 to 18 month clothes are snug and flapping about the ankles, but the shops are full of clothes for warmer days- it really isn’t t-shirt temperature, but I cannot buy a long sleeved vest anywhere, so am continuing the battle to get the poppers done up until spring finally decides to arrive. And I am wearing TWO cardigans. TWO. I look lumpy. I mean, I am lumpy, but I look even lumpier still under the additional knitted layers required to stay warm.

The sun shone for a bit yesterday. It cheered my gloomy soul. I gathered me and the small chap quickly together, and headed out, mind full of intentions of romping in the fresh air. BUGGER THAT! One minute from the front door and I was hit in the face by an artic wind that took my breath away, so we headed for the play cafe for the fourth time this week instead.

I know it is terribly English and terribly dull to complain about the weather, and actually I do not mind winter weather in its proper wintry place, it is just the dragging on of it that is depressing me. I feel tired and grey. I need some warmth in my old bones, my boys need some fresh air without the shivering and I want to eat salad again!

I am renaming this season Springter. Now may it please feck off and let real Spring have a go….

Love Miss chilly Cisco XXX



  1. SarahMummy
    March 27, 2013 / 9:52 am

    I’m totally with you. It’s all wrong, wrong, wrong.

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 27, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      Better warm up for at least sme of th school hols! 🙂

  2. Suzanne
    March 27, 2013 / 11:05 am

    Oh you’re telling me. I have made so many ‘fails’ this week and I too put it down to brain freeze – and what’s more, our boiler has gone again so we have no heating!!!! Hurry up Spring!

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 27, 2013 / 4:31 pm

      No! Not again, you poor chilly things!

  3. sabrina montagnoli
    March 27, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    Amen to that! I had to go out & buy a winter hat yesterday & what a struggle to find one!

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 27, 2013 / 4:32 pm

      Yes! My mate was looking for mittens for her daughter and had no luck!

  4. March 28, 2013 / 10:51 am

    Oh, am I with you! Took my daughter to town for her drama class and forgot to turn up to the drama class. Went to the shop to buy burgers and forgot the burgers. Drove son to swimming and forgot the swimming kit. My brain – and my inner sunshine – are quite evaporated.

    • Sonya Cisco
      March 28, 2013 / 4:50 pm

      It is a truly terrible state of affairs which must be addressed by chocolate consumption this weekend. I would rather have sunshine, but needs must…

  5. Emily Foran
    March 30, 2013 / 9:29 pm

    Completely with you on the clothes, don’t know what to dress children in – winter clothes small and well worn but as soon as I buy more the Sun will come out! Bring on Spring – please! Xx

  6. Pinkoddy
    April 2, 2013 / 4:16 pm

    You’ve totally summed up how I feel without even realising that is what it is that I do feel! The stew thing especially – I want salads and BBQs now!

  7. Coombe Mill
    April 3, 2013 / 11:20 pm

    Our daffodils don’t know how lucky they are with no snow for Cornwall this year.

  8. April 6, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    I am with you! i am sick of the snow and just when i thought i couldnt take any more today has been lovely and i have finally got into the garden! x

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