It is One Thing …

… to slog up the hill cycling home on a dark wet freezing afternoon from Bigtown, head down into the teeth of an icy headwind with the Met Office’s latest weather warning for wind and snow ringing in your head.

It is quite another to do so knowing that no sooner have you got in than you will have to turn around and head out again on the bike to Old Nearest Village, which has now become Really Too Far Away for Comfort on a Night Like This Village.

And it is an entirely third thing to head out into the cold and rain when the reason you’re heading out again is to act as secretary of the community council for a community you no longer live in because they haven’t found a replacement yet. Apparently the next stage, our Facebook call for volunteers having failed, is an appeal from the pulpit (to the congregation, I assume, I don’t think God interferes in community council appointments which are surely an ecumenical matter).

On the bright side, getting home and collapsing on the sofa in front of the fire with a whole pizza has never felt quite so justified. Or so sweet.


4 Responses to It is One Thing …

  1. welshcyclist says:

    Riding through the weather does give a rather smug self satisfaction, I love it, cheers.

  2. Charles says:

    When the pulpit fails it is obligatory for the council leader to visit the oldest resident and enlist their persuasive powers. In the old days this was simply asking the person who knew most how to blackmail the obvious victim/candidate into accepting their duty.

    I give this unbiased advice free of charge.

  3. disgruntled says:

    @WelshCyclist – I love having done it, once it stops. Never so keen on it in prospect …
    @Charles – I shall pass that on to our chair

  4. […] myself from the clutches of the community council in the parish I no longer live in as even an appeal from the pulpit has not yet produced a willing volunteer to become secretary in my stead. That also means helping […]

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