Human touch warms us all
Sir -- The cold spell affects some of us more than others. This was brought home to me forcefully earlier this week when I called to an elderly widower who lives alone.
When I called, he was delighted to see me, even though I didn't know him that well. He insisted on making me a cup of tea.
He told me how he had been worried sick by the weeks of speculation about how the Budget might affect the elderly, and by the non-stop doom and gloom. And then the weather had joined forces with the bad tidings to add to his feelings of dejection.