Well the calm before the storm has never been needed more than this week. I am surrounded by grotty wet frozen snow and the temperature is dropping by the hour – so the slghtly thawed snow and ice of this morning is now going to freeze over again and be even more treacherous. I went out this morning to get some serious shopping – potatoes, veges, meat and bread. I realised then that perhaps I should have arraned all my grocery shopping on line. I have gone over to online shopping for household and gif buying – this has really helped me a lot. Now I just browse the sites I find most helpful, the ones with vouchers and ideas for presents, as well as helpfl reviews by other customers, satisfied or otherwise. A smattering of five stars amid a sea of twos and threes instantly tells me what I need to know!