Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Snow business

Happy Epiphany!  Today's the Feast of the Three Kings.  In places like Spain, this is the big day for celebrating Christmas - the time for presents etc.

Here, however, it's very quiet today.  A blanket of snow is surrounding us; so there's barely no traffic movement around us, but a lot of adults and children coming and going all wrapped up, with toboggans and snowballs.  This is the view from my chair:

I muse that it's very gemütlich - from this side of double-glazing with the central heating on.  But not so much fun when you're on the streets.  I received this link from The Mustard Tree via Facebook a couple of days ago: .  The Mustard Tree is a charity in central Manchester, which works with the homeless, ex-addicts, ex-cons and asylum seekers.  It's where 'our Paul' works.  Recommended viewing.

Charles and Mandy were round for lunch today and mentioned the discussion on Newsnight last night about the British reaction to the snow, which included a psychology professor, the Times weather correspondent  and the Bishop of Reading.  I loved Jeremy Paxman's expression when the bishop said that we might be cavemen but we're also potentially angels.  (You can see the discussion about 12 minutes from the end of the programme, BBC2 5.1.10, on iPlayer - 'making the unmissable unmissable').  I think they were talking about how circumstances (like blizzards) can bring out the best in people.  Anyway, it's nice to know that at least one bishop will have been zooming downhill on a sledge today.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the newsnight tip: I thought the Bishop was very good. Is it an episcopal tick to introduce answers with 'what I'd want to say...'?