…tonight I’m starting the #making_winter hashtag on Instagram. If you went for a walk and a pheasant called across the fields and you found some lovely rosehips and it lifted your spiritsor you made some biscuits that helped you forget about the dishwater-isn skies outside,
or you mastered that quantum physics-like lace shawl,
…then you can post a picture, add the hashtag and enjoy the wintry glow. Others who may feel down in the knees in the coming months are bound to find it cheering.
We shall advance into winter armed with gargantuan cakes and crocheted guinea pigs and groaning nature tables and warming stews and frost-encrusted hedgerows.
We shall not be defeated, and if all else fails there is always chocolate and youtube videos of teacup piglets.