Tuesday 5th January
This afternoon - before the snow - I was at the my office in Bagshot and had the chance to stop in and catch up with the charming Glyn Carpenter.
As you may know, Glyn runs the 'Village Cafe' which has fast become part of the fabric of the village of Bagshot in addition to serving up some superb lunchtime fayre (although I note that the Stilton and bacon mix has yet to be re-introduced...).
Glyn was in fine form today and was keen to display some road works that had been undertaken that very morning by the highways team. Serendipitous indeed - I had that very morning driven over to Tory HQ in Windlesham and had grounded my car in the potholes, making a mental note as I winced to give the team at the depot a ring about the state of the road. No need of course, for they were already on it and had completed the task before lunchtime.
As a councillor, it is always nice to receive some positive feedback when the authority gets something right.
So today, before the snow and the inevitable problems that the weather will bring, I'm allowing myself a small but satisfied smile.