CANDLEMAS SUNDAY

I’VE BEEN SHIVERING at the sight of winter photos taken across Eastern Europe. We’re not used to what I’ve thought of as the distinctive freezing fog of other regions and “Russian Hats”. But our Bryan Goodwin here looked decidedly Russian a day or two ago and the snow, ice and fog around St Michael’s this morning earned a warm “congratulations” for those who’d braved the 8am celebration. “Ne’er cast a clout till May is out” my grandfather used to say. But we’ve been kidded! A mild Christmas and early garden flowers in bloom led our thoughts along green pastures. I wonder if we’re about to be kidded some more? Where are my gloves …