Still brutally cold (will winter ever ease its grip?), not that the weather really changes what we do of an evening, and we are clustered around the fire.
In a gesture defiant of winter, today I ordered more fruit trees: 2 plum, a peach and some grapes. I suspect this may be a year when, after we have given up hope, springtime will leap out and shout 'Boo!' More snow tomorrow and dangerous wind chills. Aargh.