The Wisdom of the Old
Despite what Tony would have us believe Britain isn't a new country but an old one full of history and wisdom - if only we would listen to it. Sunday was spent at a very pleasant family Christening at St Mary's Well Charlcombe near Bath. The old church - a thousand years old - was being repaired and so the ceremony was held in the grounds at the Holy Well which predates the church by any number of years.
On Saturday I had tea with a charming lady in the house she was born in. She thought it was about time Cameron produced a few policies but understood he didn't want to do so too soon in case Labour stole them. After sorting out the middle East we moved onto Climate Change - Of course she was born in 1911 when the last record was set and recalled her mother talking about the heat. She also ran through the weather of the '70s and '80s with harvest news and cropping details of those years - that is the 1870s and 1880s that her father her talked about. Still as bright as ever and for what it is worth with her experience and knowledge she believed man-made global warming played only a small part in this week's weather.