Winter arrived yesterday evening and overnight with a vengeance... the temperature dropped sharply and the rain turned to snow and the winds turned bitterly cold; we retreated to in front of the fire and watched the evening television with a bowl of soup for our supper.
SOH and I went to the Red Lion Inn, run by our friends Bob and Pauline, for lunch and we both had a massive steak with mushrooms so didn't really want anything heavy for an evening meal.
This morning, the rain clouds of yesterday had turned to a startling blue colour with wisps of cloud occasionally making the sky even bluer. This is the view from my desk and you can still see how much snow is around and that was taken only about 30 mins ago.
Apparently it is the first time that snow has fallen in this country, so far south, since 1934.. does this forebode worse weather to come this winter? I hope not.
ps - the tests proved fairly conclusively that the wheezing is down to Asthma and not the dreaded COPD which is good news, in addition they got me with the flu jab while I was there and I now will have regular check ups on lung functions though at the moment they don't want to start me on the steroid sprays so I can continue with the relievers.. Thanks for all your good wishes.