Finally, after my whining, snow has arrived! I’m writing this a day late – slushy dregs are now being washed away by a downpour of rain – but the snow yesterday was beautiful. It lay on the ground in an unusually compact manner, so your feet barely seemed to make an imprint, yet the snow itself was only mildly slippery. It was a joy to see the landscape once more coated in light shades, like the mud and hibernating heather had been purified. I can suffer the cold more gladly with snow on the ground and the bright skies which tend to follow. Being in a snowy landscape is one of the more relaxing experiences I have discovered in my life, although it can cause rather stressful transport problems! But gone now, hopefully to return at some point this Winter.