This winter has been long and cold. It has not snowed for over a week, and we still have snow on the ground. However, yesterday the temperature was above freezing and today we had a relatively warm day. Things are looking up.
We did have to go shopping. Our electric kettle died. The plastic strip across the lid was brittle and started breaking off into the kettle, so we went out to purchase a better model. I was hoping to buy British, but all we could find were kettles made in China, not a UK model to be found. We needed a kettle there and then, so we now have one that was made in China. It is a sad reflection on the state of British industry having to sell out to consumer pressure.