Sunday - nothing day really - I have totally lost count of the days this year.
One second ago there was a heavy snow blizzard here - now it is bright sunlight again. Whichever, if I open the front door it is bitterly cold. Storm Bella raged through our country overnight - luckily it does seem we escaped the worst of it up here on the River Ure - but looking at the News it seems that those around The Great Ouse really caught the worst of the storm with trees down and extensive flooding. Greta, I know you often read my blog- if you are reading this I do hope the water didn't actually get inside and that you are safe and well. Thank you for your Christmas calendar - I do hear about you from time to time and I did think about you many times yesterday, hoping things were getting better rather than worse.
How our weather has changed over my lifetime. Is it my imagination or did it always snow in Winter, and were the Summers usually fine and sunny? Or do we look at the past through rose-tinted specs?
I have, of course, spent the Christmas period alone - phone calls, plenty of new books to read, not a lot to watch on TV (is there ever unless one likes ancient films?), but actual face-to-face contact - nil. The weather has been chilly so apart from religiously doing my exercises I have had little or no activity. I watched HM The Queen as I always do - it is a ritual I have always watched and enjoyed - it is but a small part of the day. Soon it will all be over and we shall be into a New Year - and it can only be better. I await my Vaccination - as do most of my over - 80 friends.
In the meantime dea Blog Friends - Happy New Year.