Temperatures have suddenly plummeted here in Longoio. Yesterday there was a violent thunderstorm and it began to sleet heavily. Outside things looked drear and dismal.
Today, however, we’ve woken up to a white dawn and more snow is forecast with temperatures reaching minus ten on New Year’s night.
It might be a good day to take a walk as the sky is quite cloudless. But at the moment it’s still too icy and already a warning has gone out that hospitals already are having to deal with queues of people with fractures and broken legs. But it’s so tempting to go out in this splendid crisp, sunny and freezing winter’s day – the first one we’ve really had this season.
Certainly, among our animals, our new arrival Cheeky is finding out about the white stuff for her first time.