No morn – no noon –
No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day.
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds! –
Yep, this about sums it up.
As a child, I used to enjoy winter (at least looking back on it now) and probably one of my more enduring November memories was of going to stay with my cousin, Annie, who lived by the water meadows in Chertsey. They would often be flooded and then it would freeze, giving us the biggest skating rink ever. What fun it was.
Nowadays, I’m a bit more sanguine as the magic of childhood has flown forgotten, like a dream dies at the opening day.
So, what can cheer us up, through this dreary month?
Well, there’s the fact that we are still here with an appetite that is undimmed for good quality High Net Worth, Antiques Dealers and Auctioneers business.
We have very few hard and fast rules over what we accept and we are as politically incorrect (within the bounds of kindness and good taste) as ever.
And ….. the sun is shining at the moment!