There was a short clip about this weather forecasting site on the radio this morning. Apparently, this is a forecasting service which gets it right when all the others get it wrong, which is a bit of a disappointment really, because it seems that we are in for another hard winter, particularly in February, although at least by then we will be able to look forward to spring.
After last winter, I rather thought we might deserve a milder one this year, but I suppose it doesn't really work like that. Mind you, there is a degree of satisfaction in pitting oneself against the challenges of the snow and ice, but it is an occupation which soon palls, especially when the crisp white snow turns to grey sludge and, however much I try to view the winter months positively, I don't easily succeed. I was born in the summer and my favourite time of year is late spring, when there is warmth in the air and a promise of hot, sunny days. Well, that's the theory, anyway.
Still, when all is said and done, we have to deal with whatever comes but, this time, we could do without the snow.
Watch this space...