The problem with having Christmas on a Thursday is that it leaves the feeling of two weekends placed together. While Christmas Day sees folks visiting one another and Boxing Day offering more visits or crushed in shops for shiny things the town remains quiet. Today it was so quiet the market did not take place, a rare event that, possibly because some stalls had been here for the previous week, but few were to be found strolling through the few open shops. Sunday tomorrow so a quiet time for those not watching football on TV on visiting the churches.
The weather does not help. After the remarkably warm year the weather girls have been telling us of the 'cold snap' that has hit us now. 'Cold snap?' It's Christmas! The Christmas type pictures show heaps of snow everywhere so how come we face a 'cold snap' in December? This reminds me of the 'Daily mail' story warning of three months of bitter cold weather lay ahead. As one of their commentators pointed out that meant December, January and February! Usually in the UK this refers to what we call 'winter!' It is possible the people at the 'Daily Mail' were not aware of this, thinking is not their strongest attribute.
However the north wind howling through the window has meant me leaving the curtains in place today, darkening the inner sanctum but avoiding frostbite and the need to keep the heating on all day. However that pullover is not as yet being put to use!
I started my diet today, have you begun yours....?