|Sunrise, 30th November 2011|
Reading a fellow blogger's illustrated report of snow in Stirling and my daughter's tales of being cold in Kent has provoked me to remind you all that it is not necessary to tolerate such privations. Relocate! Here in Messina the weather remains pleasantly mild and there are few days during which the sun fails to make at very least a token appearance for an hour or two; invariably, morning coffee can be enjoyed out of doors on an average of three days out of four. The far away mountain-top snow I can see from my balcony looks magnificent. The price of almost everything is rocketing, incomes are being slashed but the sun continues to shine on us and very shortly the days will begin again to grow longer. Hooray!