Electricity in Herstmonceux is a bit hit and miss. On Wednesday night it went off for a few hours, leaving us with a torch and two dogs for warmth. Today we had a snow storm with thunder bolts and lightning, hailstones the size of gobstoppers, followed by a brilliant blue sky. I have kept the Gallery open whilst hanging my tinsel, cards and planting skinny Father Christmas figures in wine glasses. As you do.