Hats, gloves and scarves are being worn. People are even murmuring about the possibility of snow this weekend.
So I've spent the week looking at pictures of beaches and trying to find us a holiday to look forward to. Finally, I booked us an apartment halfway up this hillside in Carbis Bay...
Anyway, we've been here before and liked it.
And we can always try somewhere new later on in the year.
Snow or not - I found one or two signs that spring (and some sunshine) will be here eventually...
|There are hundreds of these furry buds on the little Magnolia Stellata - they'll look like torn ribbons when they're out!|
|New shoots peeping under the fence - hyacinths and white daffodils I think!|
|Winter viburnum in the kitchen - there's always something that can be picked!|
My wordcount is hovering around 40,000.
Doesn't seem to matter whether I'm at the beginning, the middle or the end of a story - I continue to plod onwards at a paltry rate of around 1,000 words a day.