I had the day off yesterday. I was up early, and it was a beautiful morning, so I got a plan together. Breakfast done, all washed up and put away, fire raked out and reloaded, wood fetched, shopping list assembled, shopping bags rounded up, coat on, all by 9.00 am. Excellent! And then it started to rain. When I got to Tesco is was a biblical downpour, I was home by ten, and the rain eased off to a steady drizzle, which lasted all day. So all the plans for outside jobs that I had lined up had to be shelved. It was a bit of a dismal day, really, sitting around waiting for a break in the weather.
Today, by contrast, is beautiful - bright sunshine, a light hoar frost on everything, and the prospect (according to the lovely Behnaz on BBC Wales) of a dry and sunny day. And, of course, I am working tonight, so I will need to spend part of the afternoon having a nap. That's going to be difficult.
Today's question: with a dribbling weirdo leading Labour, a weak charlatan heading the Lib Dems, a pub bore heading UKIP, and an incompetent hippy heading the Greens, why aren't the Conservatives a million points ahead in the polls? David Cameron looks the part, speaks well, and doesn't make many unforced errors, and superficially he should be streets ahead of the rest. And yet, apparently, it's neck-and-neck.
To put it a slightly different way - if Cameron can't pull out a 20-point lead over the disaster that is Miliband, what use is he?
For those ignorant of the BBC Wales news team, here is Behnaz. Just so you know.