10 days into 2010 and after it being mainly cold and icy with everyone panic buying all the supplies off the supermarket shelves, the goverment rationing the gritting supplies and putting them to areas of the country where needed most.
It was heartening to hear the tale of the villagers in Trebullet, near Launceston which had been cut off for a few days from the outside world. Collectively they organised themselves into clearing the path into the village from snow and ice. Isn't it nice that they can work together to achieve a common aim, and benefit the whole community and isn't it sad that when the world (and Cornwall) is relieved from the snow and ice that we will go back to how things were and the community spirit will mostly be lost.
Life could and would be made so much better if we could forget the me, me, me in all of us and consider how our actions affect the communities around us. I for one like the good things and will reflect on their loss in the days to come.