I had thought of travelling across country to see my parents for Christmas lunch, but the inclement weather has called a halt to that notion. I'll speak to them on the phone instead. Fortunately I took their presents over last month - I must have known it was going to snow!! Or been super organised? ... Yes, you're right, I time-travelled ahead to see what the weather was going to be like, saw the snow and wrapped the pressies up quickly - well done you:-)
So, the snow is still with us, and we're getting used to it. I'm lucky, I bought a house within walking distance of most things I need. I can even walk in to the city centre in an hour if I need to. I sympathise with those in isolated villages who are cut off. I have to admit that when I lived in a village, I had a very large freezer, and plenty of tinned and packet standby basics!!
We went to the Christingle service this evening, which made a pleasant change. All the congregation was given a Christingle, not just the children. We carried ours home through the cold, and the candle burnt steadily all the way , even though we didn't protect it at all. I wonder how many others did the same.
Whatever you do this festive season, I hope that you enjoy it and give some pleasure to others. Best wishes for a happy and peaceful 2011.