Is it me, or is it cold?
No - it's just cold. Just as much indoors as out. No matter how high we turn the heating, the cracks in our window-frames mean that the temperature never rises above 13º within doors. My partner has resorted to candles to supplement the warmth for which we have already paid. Usually between five and eight candles will suffice. I enjoy the warmth from those, as well as my blankets (I am more delicate than she is).
And, in common with most of the rest of the country, we have received a thick blanketing of snow, just beginning to recede - though the lanes to work are still very treacherous. Here are the obligatory "see Jasper frolic" images:
And, finally, the post-frolic "All-Purpose-Jasper-H.-Stafford-Self-Warming-Stratagem".
Just a short one from me tonight - my paws are getting parky. But tomorrow is our last day at work before the new year: 2011 - we never thought we'd live to see it!; so expect from me, imminently, a thrilling update to my partner's geranium-propagation experiments - and the next instalment of The Evolution of Jasper. Until then, stay warm and stay safe.