Snowy Pembury

There is Mass, as usual, at 7pm this evening despite the inclement weather. I do however urge people (especially those who no longer bounce as they once did) to be cautious, especially when driving.

If, like me, you dislike snow and prefer to hunker down at home in front of a roaring fire with a little whiskey and your Lent reading, take comfort in the fact that our younger parish members are having enormous fun! Sledging, snowballs and snowmen are the order of the day in our household. Benny taking pride that he beat the teenagers down the hill in Pembury woods this afternoon. It would seem the heavy bones of a Tomlinson lineage, when combined with fearless stupidity and the small stature of an eight year old lad, created something of a cannonball effect..

Scandinavians, northerners and Americans will scratch their head at the following fact. When it snows in Southern England almost all the schools close and those that are open accept that few will be there! This is because it is not economically viable for the South to invest in snow tyres, gritters et al – not when we only get a few snowy days per year. Thus the children are enjoying extra time at home- or more accurately messing about outdoors in an infantile manner. And as you can see from the snowball thrower of last year- it isn’t only the children…


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2 thoughts on “Snowy Pembury

  1. Just want to say how much I enjoy your blog, Fr Ed. Your parish life sounds quite delightful. I am an Australian presently living in a Central European country, and if I wasn’t bound by commitments here I would gladly dash over and visit you. Wishing you many blessings.

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