Yet another day today when it has never got completely light. There has been a fairly thick fog and lights have been on all day (that goes for in the house and in the car). The weather isn't cold - eight degrees on the dashboard when I went to the hairdresser this afternoon - but it is just very dismal weather. And both the farmer and I are noticing that our arthritis is very much worse today - it is as though the cold wet weather has got into our bones.
On the way home from the hairdresser I called in at our Surgery to collect our drugs for over the Christmas and New Year Periods. It saves a lot of work both for me and for them over the next couple of weeks and they are only too happy to provide them in advance.
I also took them in a tin of shortbread, as I do every year. They are a jolly good team there - the reception staff and the dispensary staff- and it does no harm at all at Christmas to thank them for being so cheerful and helpful throughout the year.
They came out to say thank you and to wish us both a Merry Christmas - it's always good to say thank you.
Although such things play havoc with hairstyles, I almost wish it would blow a gale tomorrow - just to get rid of this wretched fog. Still - only another six days to go to the shortest day!