Our Church Coffee Mornings have started up again into the new year. I am not a church-goer but I always go (the first Saturday in the month) because as I live out of the village it is a good way of seeing one or two friends I might otherwise not see.
There were a lot of villagers there this morning and the usual buzz of conversation - a lovely atmosphere altogether. A thermos of coffee on each table and a plate of biscuits. A raffle table, a card stall, a jig saw and book stall - and most delightful of all - a home-made food stall with cakes, pies, marmalades and jams - and delight of delights Ann's Turkey Lasagnes. She always saves me two which I freeze. They are delicious and come in handy if I go away for the day and have to leave the farmer his lunch.
Today I gave friend J a lift home afterwards - she suffers with a bad knee and a bad back - always worse in sharp weather like it is today. Yesterday when we came home from the market it was ten degrees, today when I arrived home from the coffee morning the dashboard showed a temperature of one degree above freezing. Quite a change.
Clear skies - and my goodness how much lighter it is suddenly in the morning and how light it is in the evening - the rooks are not coming home to bed until after five now. As so many have said in blogland this week - Spring can't be far away now.