Into Northallerton to M and S Food this afternoon for a few more bits and pieces of food for the Christmas week-end. Saadly all the pigs in blankets had gone, so I shall try in our little town in the morning. Soon my freezers will be full so at least I know we shall not starve over the festive period. We really do all behave as though a siege is about to happen don't we.
In a way it has all got a bit out of hand. I know that whether or not we have food on our tables at Christmas will make not a scrap of difference to people starving in countries like Syria and Yemen, but I did watch the special item on the News the other evening about Yemen and the plight of babies and small children especially - and everyone else of course - reduced me to tears. How can I justify worrying about whether or not I have pigs in blankets on my Christmas table when I think of those poor people who have nothing, not even enough food to stay alive.
Sad to say that any spirit of Christmas is sadly lacking in the world today and we can do little to right the situation.