Derek says he finds himself longing for Spring - I am with you there all the way Derek. After such a glorious Summer and a reasonable beginning to Autumn we have been suddenly plunged into this spell of drenching rain, strong, gale-force winds and damp, drear chill.
But we do have to remind ourselves that we haven't reached the first day of Winter yet so there is a long way to go. I am sure that if we could just get a day or two of sunshine we would all perk up a bit. My bungalow faces due South and when the sun shines it heats the whole place. But the windows into the sitting room and kitchen are big and when the sky is black and no sun appears it makes an enormous difference. Truth be known I am missing the farm's wood burner.
I shall go in a moment to watch the last of three programmes 'Inside the foreign office' - I am not sure how much of what they say is convincing but it does give one an insight into just how these so-called 'important figures' dash from A to B. They fly from one side of the world to the other at the drop of a hat. I couldn't keep it up for a week and it is nothing to do with my age (86) I couldn't have done it at 26. The moral here I suppose is that a high salary and being important is no substitute at all from relaxing, having evenings and week ends off and enjoying life. Or do they live in a different world from me - metaphorically of course.