We have had an odd sort of winter so far….
There has been a situation featuring a rapid snow fall, late on a Friday morning, which meant that some sites which had only contracted us to grit areas for 5 days of a week, did not receive specific attention until the following Sunday night/Monday early morning, after being gritted in the early hours of the Friday prior to snow falling. This is the nature of the 5 day cover. Customers who contracted their sites to 7 day cover raised no concerns this year.
Many of our sites are reducing the frequency of our visits to their grass areas for the winter period, nowadays, but that does not mean that there is less to do, we just need to do a bit more thinking about what we do, rather than doing the same thing (grass cutting) each time.
I like wild birds in my garden at home. They remind me that lots around our world will have little or no consequence to me but that I can act positively towards them. Using seeds, grains and peanuts and they can help my state of mind. Watching them at our bird feeder, bird table and bird bath relaxes me.
When I was at school I had to learn a Christmas Carol called “In the bleak midwinter….” and at the time I grumbled about it.