No sign of Maurice on Skype this evening, and he hasn't left a message to say that he'd tried earlier.
Bhante rang. The Forest Hermitage has been isolated by heavy snowfalls, and the failure of the Council to clear the side road to the monastery. And into the bargain, he's had a nasty bout of flu, from which he's just recovering. The forecast is that the zero temperatures throughout the country will continue over the weekend.