The village is all of a-twitter today, and it is not the birds making the noise. Our local village shop has suddenly closed with only a day’s notice. (And that notice was hidden away inside where people did not see it easily.) No-one is sure what has happened, though sadly the owners had been going through a marital split-up. It was a shop that appeared to be well supported in the local area; as well as being much appreciated by folks like me, it was a lifeline for older people without their own transport. I can adapt and do a more regular supermarket shop in the big town – 25 miles away, but I feel sorry for all those who have been totally reliant.
Everyone is hoping that “something will happen” and new owners will appear. Meanwhile, it is back to rationing till I get to the town on Wednesday.