Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Winter Has Arrived
I don't think that there can be any doubt that winter has arrived. The temperature plummets at night and even though we have some sunshine during the day, there is no warmth in the sun. Now is the time for thick winter woollies and warming soups and stews to warm you body and soul to keep out the cold.
I have sorted out my winter pyjamas and thick dressing gown, and the T-shirts and short-sleeved blouses have been put away for another year. I'm even considering sorting out some socks to wear with shoes and trainers. This is unusual for me because I normally live in sandals; in fact, I can't remember the last time I wore a proper pair of shoes.
The last thing that we need at the moment is a really cold winter. With the cost of fuel bills soaring, keeping your home warm is going to cost more than it ever has in the past, and the elderly are going to find it more difficult than ever. One wonders how many are going to succumb to hypothermia this winter, and whether anyone will take responsibility for those deaths.