Sunday, 27 January 2013

At the Water Gate

An apt lesson from Nehemiah set for today ... Ezra reading the Law at the Jerusalem Water Gate. With all the water round here at the moment we need flippers in place of snowshoes. The rapid thaw has filled the ditches and many are overflowing onto our lanes. There are floods across some stretches of road that I've never seen inundated before. The area opposite the house and by the church luch gate looked like the Arctic this morning with large lumps of snow floating slowly across the tarmac. I wouldn't have been surprised to see a penguin sitting atop one of them.

Monday, 14 January 2013

A day out

Just occasionally I get a funeral that takes all day, and today is one of those times. The family have asked for a cremation in Bury St Edmunds, and since we have a 12.45 slot it means leaving home at about 11 in order to get collected by the undertakers outside the village church at 11.15. After Bury we come back to the village for a Memorial service at 2.45, so it will be about an hour before I can leave there and drive home.

If all goes smoothly I should be back here by about 4 .... however .... the forecast is for snow ....... so there's a shovel in the car and a thermos flask of hot coffee in my bag, plus I'm personally thermally covered (let the reader understand) and will be wearing my duffle coat with furry lining and hood just in case I need to walk any distance in order to get back to base. And already a few light flakes of snow have drifted past my study window ..... :)