Do I believe in such rubbish? No of course not. But - really it is rather scary when snow, very strong gale-force winds, very high tides, full moon all coincide on the same day. One does have to push such thoughts out of one's mind.
We seem to have got off lightly here in the Yorkshire Dales - certainly here on the Eastern edge. The wind was very strong first thing this morning, there was a covering of snow and the temperature was below freezing (just) but as the day has gone on the temperature rose to three degrees, the snow began to go and the wind dropped to breeze.
Going out on my usual Friday morning 'jaunt' - wrapped in so many layers that I could hardly move - was, as usual, a good experience. This morning we had a change of venue because our usual hostelry is closed for two weeks for redecorating. We went instead to Tennants, our local Auction House and friend W very kindly took me there and gave me a lift home afterwards so that the farmer could feed up and bed down without having to stop to make the journey.
That was the good news. The bad news is that Tennants cafe does the most marvellous breakfasts! Now I had had my usual banana and bowl of the farmer's porridge so certainly did not need anything to eat but as two of our group had a breakfast I just couldn't resist a bacon bap (delicious). As a result all I have had since has been a small bowl of vegetables at lunch time when I served up the farmer's lunch and a bowl of home made leek and potato soup at tea time. I must say that the soup was jolly good and so warming on what has been a bitterly cold day.
A change of subject - I see that Tristram Hunt has resigned as an M P in order to take over the top job at The Victoria and Albert Museum. Well done that man. My own view is that with Corbyn in charge of the Labour Party the chances of them
ever becoming a force to be reckoned with are very slim. And if I were he and offered the absolute Plum Job in the field which was my passion, I would jump in with both feet. So I support him wholeheartedly.