2 I have no comment to make on the appointment of a new Pope. I expect it to have no impact on my life at all and it doesn’t seem necessary to form an opinion.
3 I went out this morning without a coat to put some papers in the recycling bin. I did not scuttle back moments later, chilled to the marrow. And when the snow melted, daffodils were in flower. The Met Office app says that the temperature today will be 5º max (feels like 2º) so that this feels quite warm shows how used to the cold I have become. The sunshine shows that the windows need cleaning. I’ll go over them with a babywipe*, housework has its limits and I’ve already done the dusting today. And cleaned my computer keyboard. Ben found a patch of sunshine to lie in (and I took a photo which is on Facebook).
4 Having booked a holiday in the autumn, my sister emailed to suggest we go away together the same week. The dear girl has now suggested a different date. Bring it on, I say. I like holidays, even if there’s only going to be a few days between them. And they’ll be quite different in style, one very relaxing and the other busy, with lots of sightseeing and museums.
5 The sunshine has also shown me how much glinting white shows in my hair. I don’t care. I’m not going to get into the tyranny of dyeing it and having to touch up roots. I don’t mind going grey and I don’t mind looking my age, either.
*I just have. Most of the dust is on the outside. It can stay there, then.