Posted by Tania Kindersley.
A slightly belated happy new year to all you lovely readers. The new year has brought a new snow. Everything here is quite white and silent, as great fat flakes of snow fall from a sky the colour of doves. My plan for the day is to turn up the heat and be grateful for the great gift of electricity.
The garden, this morning, as the weather set in:
Just so you can see how many inches we have had, here is a little submerged flowerpot, with its undisturbed cap of snow:
I had friends to stay for the festivities, and they have set off for the south in what is fast turning into a blizzard. Keep your fingers crossed for them.