It hardly seems anytime at all since we were in England and here we are again for our pre-Christmas trip.
Those of you who keep up with UK news will know that Britain has been battered already by several winter storms. Today we have some respite from the grey sky and strong wind with a nice blue vista out there.
Judging by what we have seen on television though, we have nothing to complain about. Not that far north of us, there are scenes of devastation caused by high winds and severe flooding. It seems that the winter storms have been given names and this one was Desmond. Let us hope they don't as far as Zack.