“Just like outside there may be snow falling, but inside, if you are protected by heating system and other things, you are not affected. The whole city may be overwhelmed by snow falling, but if you are protected by certain means and adjustment, then you are not affected. Similarly, Visnu and Visnu-bhakta, they are not affected by this material nature.”

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta, Madhya-lila 20.313-317 — New York, December 21, 1966

Someone forget to tell Winter that our average high temperature for this time of year is 42 (6 C) degrees as it has still been mostly below freezing with snow coming down seemingly everyday.

Thursday morning, after a gentle snow, the yard was covered with fluffy snow, punctuated only by the obligatory deer tracks.

Speaking of water…

(Bear in mind that most regular bottled water is simply tap water that has been filtered)

Bottled water ‘is immoral’

Drinking bottled water should be made as unfashionable as smoking, according to a government adviser.

“We have to make people think that it’s unfashionable just as we have with smoking. We need a similar campaign to convince people that this is wrong,” said Tim Lang, the Government’s naural resources commissioner.

  Bottled water generates up to 600 times more C02 than tap water
Bottled water generates upto 600 times more CO2 than tap water

Phil Woolas, the environment minister, added that the amount of money spent on mineral water “borders on being morally unacceptable”.

Their comments come as new research shows that drinking a bottle of water has the same impact on the environment as driving a car for a kilometre. Conservation groups and water providers have started a campaign against the £2 billion industry.

A BBC Panorama documentary, “Bottled Water: Who Needs It?”, to be broadcast tomorrow says that in terms of production, a litre bottle of Evian or Volvic generates up to 600 times more CO2 than a litre of tap water.