This is the column that I wrote for the York Press in November.
So far this week, I have one friend who went into hospital unexpectedly, one friend's flight was diverted due to bad weather, my daughter is poorly and there's problematic snowfall in a resort that a niece is visiting. The news isn't providing much joy either.
I read this quote from Eisenhower today, " In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensible."
I wish you all well for the next week, plans, no plans and serendipity.