If ever we needed cheering up, it is at this time of year when it is dark at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, wind and rain is likely to liven up the cold day and everyone is hectic because Christmas or the New Year is coming.
Ely Choral Society, clarinet soloist Koren Wilmer, baritone soloist Jonathan Midgley, organist Edmund Aldhouse and conductor/accompanist Andrew Parnell gave a splendid concert in Ely Cathedral on Saturday.
It has recently been reported that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group's Governing Body has decided that it would consult us about its idea to cut the number of inpatient beds in hospital for people with learning disabilities.
Are we customers or slaves? In the good old days, we went into shops, asked for something and the shop assistant would get what we wanted and sell it to us or would order it if they did not have it in stock. Nothing was too much trouble.