Today is mind (and everything else) numbingly cold. There is a thick all-enveloping mist and the sky is uniformly grey.
The farmer went off to the Auction Mart as he always does on a Friday morning and I went for coffee with the 'girls', I am sure it was warmer in the cafe than at the Mart.
This afternoon the long-burner is lit, the house is warm and we are forgetting that there is an outside to go to. Parsnip and apple soup, followed by beef casserole warmed us up when we came in and we have just about warmed through.
This week-end sees the end of the pheasant shooting season, so the last shoot is tomorrow and of course the farmer will be going. So friend W and I will go out for lunch somewhere and so another day will pass, another day to say goodbye to January and get ready to welcome in February in the middle of next week. It is a long time since we had such a prolonged cold spell - and I do hope it is soon over.