We have been lucky here in the Yorkshire Dales today in that it has been a day of beautiful blue skies once the early morning snow showers had disappeared. Now, as darkness falls, the temperature is rapidly falling and it is bitterly cold.
This morning the weatherlady on Breakfast television smiled all the way through the forecast and when the presenters asked her how she could smile at such an awful week-end forecast she replied that it was February and just what we should expect. What I like about February is that it is short and to the point. We are already a third of the way through the month and soon it will be March, the early daffodils will be out and we will begin to say goodbye to winter, even if it is reluctant to leave.
Our Friday coffee morning was well-attended this morning - most of the friends were there and, as usual we had our lovely chat. What a difference to life friends make. What would we do without them?
The News is so depressing today - the two Jihadis
who have been captured, the Oxfam/Haiti scandal (it is stories like this, true or false, which do the big charities such a lot of harm as people withdraw their support), the Brexit talks, which drag on and on week after week. If there was a piece of cheerful news then I didn't hear it today.
I have messed up my e mails and somehow I can't get into them as my password is not being accepted. Luckily my son, who is much better at computing than I am, is coming round later to sort it out for me. Without him I would be up the creek without a paddle.
Wrap up well and keep warm if you live in the North of the country this weekend. Don't go out unless you have to, stoke up the fires or turn up the central heating and get out a good book to read. That's my advice and that's more or less all I shall be doing. See you tomorrow, although if all I do is sit about all day then I don't think I shall have much news for you.