The Old Manse in Winter
It seems that to the boys from the BBC that the only things that are newsworthy are south of Watford. So much coverage for the snow in the south east and great attempts to magnify Disruption and Chaos where non exists apart from a few slippery pavements, slushy by noon. Quite in the spirit of the BBC Foreign Parts cub reporter who sent a breathless despatch from somewhere East of Suez.' 'Difficult to exaggerate seriousness of situation here. But I will do my best'
No one is interested I am sure but here in the Merse the sun shines, the birds sing, the winds are stilled and the winter warmth permeating the mellow walls of the Old Manse ensure that all five fan heaters are on their lowest settings.
I accept that our good fortune does not apply 250 miles south of the Tweed. But please don't tell us about it. We
are not interested in the small discomforts of southron folk