Minus 2C here in Stockport, dry as a lime grinders clog, high pressure for the next five days means we are really chilling here in good old Blighty. Got up this morning another year older and just as daft. Bad news yesterday, the ex. Mrs B the second has been struck down, had two strokes, paralysed down LHS and speech affected, I'm very sad. She's a good woman, nursed me through a near fatal illness a few years ago even though we had parted. Started to clear space in my bedroom for the A&SVRR. Dear Lady is taking me to the Hare & Hounds at Luzley (Dennis W!) for lunch, then some light duty shopping, think I'll treat the car to a bath! Put a string of fairy lights in the lounge window last night (mustn't overdo the ostensive) might switch them on in a day or two.