View across the Outer Harbour of Stornoway

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Sunday 29 November

Rain, sleet, hail and snow are falling at regular intervals here this morning. Temperature has plummeted to 3C at the moment, the lowest we have seen this side of summer. Winter is here. The weather charts show a conduit of cold, arctic air, plunging straight down from the North Pole. It is engineered by a low pressure system over the Bristol Channel and another low off northwestern Norway. In one word: brrr!

Read a very interesting article on Glenn Beck, who is spearheading a lot of the opposition to Barack Obama in the States. The expression "loose cannon" is probably applicable to this chap. I have never seen such a degree of vilification of a sitting US president, and quite frankly the assertions that he is not a true American, a Muslim (i.e. a terrorist sympathiser) are unworthy.

More later.