Saturday, 2 February 2008


This was the scene yesterday morning when we had a sudden hail shower - people went scuttling for the shelter of umbrellas, doorways, bus shelters and schoolgirls diving under their blazers.

HAIL to thee, blithe spirit!
Bird thou never wert—
That from heaven or near it
Pourest thy full heart
In profuse strains of unpremeditated art.