"Still lie the sheltering snows, undimmed and white;
And reigns the winter's pregnant silence still;
No sign of spring, save that the catkins fill,
And willow stems grow daily red and bright.
These are days when ancients held a rite
Of expiation for the old year's ill,
And prayer to purify the new year's will."
Helen Hunt Jackson, A Calendar of Sonnet's: February
Don't forget to check the calendar(s) for session times. Sessions are held on different platforms, so be sure to find out where the session will take place:-
The burkini has created controversy in France. It has been banned in 15 towns in the south-east and there is tension after deadly jihadist attacks. Ironically the ban of what seems to be perfectly acceptable garb for the beach, especially if you don't want to bear your all to the damaging rays of the sun has increased the popularity of such swimwear among non-Muslims.
I must be missing the point, but I can't work out what the problem the French authorities have with it.