There are always going to be people around who don't care - people who drive without a thought for other road users - people who never put a single can or item of food into the trolleys for the homeless which are in our supermarket. I could go on, but the thing that has'got me going' this morning is the item on Breakfast Television about the dumping of rubbish. Do these people who dump huge piles of rubbish give no thought at all to the farmers whose land they often dump it on, or at the very least block the gates to their fields, or the unsightly mess of a lay by full of goodness knows what - just a mess of rubbish?
I found it annoying when I lived on the farm and walking Tess would find folk had thrown take-away cartons and drinks cans out of their car windows. About once a week I would take a bag with me on my morning walk and usually manage to fill it with rubbish on the lane sides.
But the rubbish shown on 'Breakfast' was in an altogether different league - huge piles of it or even buildings stacked with bales of it. The cost to our Councils and Local Authorities for moving this and disposing of it runs into millions countrywide. I wonder what these folk's houses and gardens are like.
To lighten my mind after that rant - there was about an inch of snow on the tops of the walls in my back garden and it wasn't freezing. However, when I looked at my snow covered car and at the state of the road outside I decided discretion was the better part of valour and cancelled my usual 9.30 hair appointment. Now, at a quarter to twelve I have tidied round the bungalow and am sitting here in my dressing gown (having got deeply into my book (detective novel) over my breakfast. But does it really matter? Now I am going to shower, dress and cook something for my lunch. Could be a jacket potato - I haven;t had one this week and I have some oriental vegetables so they will be a good filling (soy sauce?). The sun is just coming out so should the snow melt from the footpaths in time I might go round the block with Percy (yes I have chosen his name).