The snow which now has the village pretty well cut off continued yesterday and though the days temperatures are warmer it looks like it is here for Christmas. Which of course would normally be wonderful except for the fact that I have a cold – or at least I am fighting off some bug that wants to make me feel awful. Why can’t bugs make people feel wonderful? It would certainly be better for their existence as we would all want to be infected.
But then how we approach what is wonderful or not depends on where we are in our thinking and how our attitudes are affected by our living conditions. With my mother due home tomorrow and food to buy I have to admit to a slight worry, but for the fact that there are plenty of four wheel drive vehicles around and people to help. This is when community really kicks in with the elderly being visited to find out if they are ok, it is also the time when suddenly you realise that a full half of the local population by dint of marriages over the past three hundred years, are related to each other.
At least my dogs are happy enough and sometime today I will be driving along the main roads which are passable with care. But they were on Saturday and I still saw two accidents within eight miles.
Off to make my honey drink!