"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
How many of you have experience of travelling alone, and do you have any tips for how to pass the time? It is something that I may need to do at some point in the near future, and I admit that I am a little bit wary of the idea!