Winter has arrived in Derbyshire. It was only 1°C at 11pm last night and we had a slight snowfall overnight. Nothing much, just a sprinkling.
Lulu met up with her friend Jack in the field and had a good run around. You can see Jack’s owner all muffled up in scarf, hat and gloves. Me too.
However, we are much happier than we were this time last year.
This has been a normal autumn so far. A bit milder and drier than usual perhaps, but we normally get a slight fall of snow at this time of year, then it disappears and we get some more in January and February.
This time last year we were under three feet of snow already and clearing the drive was a mammoth task – we had huge piles of snow everywhere, as did everyone else.
I am keeping my fingers crossed that we continue as we are. The forecast is for light snow on and off this week, which is normal.