The weather is set to turn cold as storms sweep in.
Scotland has been hit today with storms and winds of ninety miles an hour and the cold is promised to reach here tomorrow. The one glimmer of hope is that it is supposed to be worse in the West of the Country than it is in the East and that is unusual at this time of the year.
I am well-stocked up with food in my store cupboard and freezer - really there for Christmas. But needs must and if necessary I shall stay indoors and raid supplies. I do not care for driving on icy roads.
Today one of the Alzheimer's groups that we play ukulele songs with have held their Christmas lunch in nearby Richmond and friend W and I went along. It was delightful and delicious. We both had salmon with nicely cooked vegetables (we figured we would have our fill of turkey before Christmas was over) and then I had home made cheese cake and W had Christmas trifle. Then we went back to W's for coffee. In the meantime Tess went for her PetPals walk with her friend Jack, the Schnauzer. By the time I returned she was fast asleep on her bed by the radiator.
I see there is trouble in Jerusalem tonight - hardly surprising and surely anticipated by Donald Trump. It is so sad as for quite a time all has been fairly quiet in that area and I began to think that perhaps folk were learning to live together. But obviously it was not to be.
Also today there is joy in our area up here in the North East as the young men who have been wrongly imprisoned in India for the past two years have been freed and have returned home - what a lovely Christmas present for their families.