If it wasn’t for a shortage of supplies I wouldn’t have ventured further than the back door this morning. The grim weather doesn’t appear to have dissuaded our intrepid cyclists and canoeists … and horses need to be exercised, dogs walked. Local roads are a nightmare. If Gudgeon had been around 100 years ago I’d like to think I would have been an enthusiastic supporter of extending the franchise. Allowing women to acquire a driving licence was probably a step too far.