November – back to normal!
The Big Freeze is all over the news. Yep, we have frost as early in the season as November! That’s in contrast to many recent years like 2006/7 or 2007/8. It’s even a contrast to last winter’s real snow, which came a little later in the season and never quite brought an old-fashioned cold spell.
Is winter reverting to something more like “normal”, when a first frost – indeed a 24-hour frost – would be pretty sure to come sometime in November, and going out on Guy Fawkes Night (November 5th) could get chilly?
In other non-news the season of humbug is upon us and the shops and streets are full of crap. Brings nostalgia for the Italian winter, when the festive season had the virtue of brevity, so it wasn’t so drained of meaning.