Good morning bright and early - very breezy (far too breezy for Priscilla sadly) but sunny on and off. Thank you all for your best wishes yesterday about my BET - yes, it does tend to run in families. My father was afflicted by it for the last ten years or so of his life - it did get worse and before he died he could not get his cup to his lips but had to get his lips down to his cup! But he never complained and put up with it with good heart - and I try to do the same. My sister was similarly afflicted.
What unseasonable weather we have had over the festive season - each day warmer than the last. But sadly each day it has been windier than the last and, as you know, Priscilla does not care for the wind so trips out have been minimal. I have been reading my Christmas book (Felicia's Journey' by William Trevor) and watching some TV. I particularly enjoyed watching 'The Drawing of my Life' Quentin Blake which Rachel recommended and the sheer escapism of the film 'Shirley Valentine'. In addition friends S and T for coffee and a Christmas chat, H next door for the same and various friends phone calls. So plenty going on.
I looked at the weather report on The Times this morning and really, surely anyone reading it must agree that it has been a horrendous year and surely an indication of climate change wouldn't you agree? 'Catastrophic floods' in Germany; Huge tornados in the US, and a second year of more than usual Atlantic hurricanes. Then there were the temperatures - record breaking - forty nine degrees in British Columbia (highest ever in Canada), such high temperatures in many places so that huge wild fires broke out. Interestingly in Greenland it rained for the first time on record on the summit of Greenland's ice sheet and for a long spell there was melting of the ice. Fifteen degrees above normal remperatures in Siberia. When we look at them all together then the prospect of Climate change does become a bit scary doesn' it? See you tomorrow dear bloggy pals.