The cold has arrived here - and everywhere else it seems - today with a vengeance. All the snow has gone and all day the sky has been a clear blue and the sun has been shining, so it has really been a glorious day providing one had plenty of layers of warm clothing on.
Coffee this morning with friends as usual - then after lunch a drive to our feed merchants through winter landscape of bare trees. There is still plenty of flooding in the fields and in one or two places it is across the road, but the water is only shallow. In the warm car it was a lovely journey.
The farmer has just passed me on his way upstairs for his shower and has informed me that minus seven is forecast for tonight. When I stand at our front gate I can see the snow lying on the top of the Cleveland Hills - so I expect that Thelma (North Stoke on my side bar) may well have snow where she lives. Keep warm Thelma.