So far our Winter has been cold, dry, and snow-less. I am reasonably content with that, but we still have February to contend with.
There is no question that our climate is changing. We had a reasonably hot, and very dry, Summer, and water levels are dangerously low. I can't remember the last time we had any precipitation greater than light drizzle.
Our recent temperatures have fallen as low as -9 C; a crisp white frost covered everything, and froze our outdoor gas cylinder.
We try to do all our tasks in the mornings, then settle down at around tea-time to enjoy the rest of the day indoors. Of course clear sky frosts bring sunny days, and being out in the sun at mid-day is delightful.
I now have a cup of Lapsang by my side, shortbread biscuits are on offer, and the animals are all asleep enjoying the indoor warmth.
Lady Magnon continues to find work for me to do (she has a diploma in 'Delegation'), so we continue to be busy.
Life is OK.