Now that's a hell of a picture! The location is Porthcawl near Bridgend in southern Wales. The photograph was taken yesterday afternoon and has been used on the BBC News website to illustrate the ongoing stormy weather in the south west of the country. Meanwhile here in Sheffield, it is still calm. I visited the supermarket earlier wearing a T-shirt (err...trousers and shoes too) and the sun is out.
An hour ago I went up the garden to dismantle our Christmas garden display. Always a sad thing to do. Controlled by a timer, our dark Yuletime nights were prettily lit by a glowing Father Christmas with a string of flashing red lights above him. All observed by a be-tinselled Beau and Peep - our obedient pet sheep. Now it's clear that Christmas 2013 is really over and we are well into 2014. I must make some travel plans - The Isle of Man, Montenegro, Seattle and Vancouver perhaps...
Michael Schumacher is still in a coma after his awful skiing accident and now Mrs A. Merkel - the German Chancellor has fractured her pelvis while skiing. It has always seemed a silly activity to me. I wonder if it is possible to sponsor an Alpine skiing trip for our own chancellor , the odious Gideon "George" Osborne with a coachload of other irksome "celebrities" - including TV and radio "personality" Chris Evans, the entire England cricket team, Jordan (aka Katie Price), Leonardo di Caprio, Stephen Fry and Bashar al-Assad. After all, the season of goodwill is now officially over.
|The west garden of Pudding Towers on Christmas Day|