According to the weather forecast today, snow is set to hit this country in the form of very heavy showers, accompanied by winds straight down from the Arctic, by Thursday morning. It will affect only the North of the UK and the South is set to be positively balmy I believe.
I am one of those folk who, once the first snow goes (last week here) I expect that is the end of Winter and we won't get any more. The farmer, on the other hand, reminds me that one of the very worst Winters we ever had in his life time didn't begin (in terms of snow) until the first week in February.
But all warnings of snow pale beside the warning today on the news for the East coast of America - three to four feet of snow forecast in New York. If you are reading this Elizabeth - get in stocks of food and candles, a good supply of reading - and wrap up warm.
On another page of The Times I read that it is going to be an early Spring this year! Can't win can we?