Back to the five things
1 The rain turned to sleet and then snow. We’d all hoped that spring was arriving but the forecast is pretty depressing.
2 The road into Yagnub is closed for several weeks because they’re repairing a bridge, so we have to go round by the bypass. It trebles the journey, which we never allow time for because we generally forget about the closure, both going into town and out again, and have to turn round.
3 I’ve been flower-arranging in the church this afternoon. It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow (actually, it’s Mothering Sunday, but since it’s treated as Mother’s Day, I’m going to call it that. Mothering Sunday is actually a church thing, not actual mothers) but we don’t now know how many families will turn up. It’s an hour earlier than usual, I’m not sure why, and although it was in the village magazine the school apparently didn’t send out a reminder. I suspect people will arrive just in time for coffee and posies.
4 After Phil & Lisa & co left, Dilly arrived with the children, then Al turned up after work to look after Hadrian while she took the other two swimming. He said that there have been several postmen off sick, so he’s done at least two rounds every day. He had a message from his boss asking for help: they were short-staffed again today. He got back to the depot to find piles of post because of Mother’s Day. So he worked until it was done.
5 Gosh, it’s far too quiet.