In these dark days, which seem to precede every Christmas, it is so very difficult to get motivated. Today is a perfect example. It is a very wet, misty day and has never really got light. In addition it is very cold and 'cheerless'. At my age I suppose I could be forgiven for sitting by the wood burner all day. But that is not my way - in fact as far as I am concerned it is the 'thin end of the wedge'.
So, after getting up in determind mood I have achieved a lot. First of all I have done two loads of washing, tumble dried it, ironed it and got it up on the airer. In addition I have baked Christmas cake
number three out of four and cooked a Cottage pie for lunch, which we ate with our own broad beans from the freezer.
I am in the process of compiling another quiz for our local nature reserve so I have also finished that and am just about to print off one hundred copies. After lunch I made myself go into town to return my library books (they are due back on Wednesday). Really the thinking about going was worse than the actual deed - and don't you think that is true of so many tasks?
Now I have been reading your most interesting comments on my last post on rabbit shooting - what would I do without blogging I wonder - it always injects a point of interest into my day however humdrum the day turns out to be.
There is an article in today's Times about how Norwegians approach this dark time of year, how they take the whole concept of winter on board, dress accordingly, completely change their way of behaviour and embrace it fully. Maybe we should all do the same.