Good news at Olveston Stores. Sarah is expecting a delivery this morning which will include – wait for it – toilet rolls, baked beans and pasta. These are items the store has been devoid of for several days.

Strange how good news is rarely mentioned in the media. Yesterday for example, deaths from Covid 19 in England FELL quite sharply from 260 on Friday to 209. And yet not a word was said on TV.

Now, whilst Christmas seems a long time ago and a long time in to the future, it will come round again. St Mary’s carol service booklets have been looking rather tired for some time and now a kind parishioner (who wishes to remain anonymous) has offered to pay for 300 of them to be re-printed. How very kind.