After the first frost of the season, I was up at church betimes this morning, fearful of what I'd find.
No sign of Hamish at all in the churchyard, the pub carpark, the school playground..... (phew...he might really have caused alarm and despondancy there),- so I guess the weight of evidence is that he survived the night.I left a large parcel of sandwiches and a flask of coffee in the church porch, together with a brief note.The church is unlocked all day, so I knew he would have somewhere relatively warm to shelter if he did reappear, and when I returned for Evening Prayer they had gone. I hope they went to someone who needed them. It's another freezing evening...and there is no Night Shelter in Cheltenham as the city fathers, in their wisdom, don't believe we need one. Hmmmnnnn