Ooh baby it's cold out there.
There is snow falling all around us, so it seems, but up where we live it's just plain icy. I went out this morning to throw out yesterday's ashes, fill up the wood box and give my wild marmelade cat some biscuits but that's all.
I quickly put together dough for a loaf of bread and got some fasolatha, traditional bean soup, out of the freezer. The rest of the day has been spent toasting bits of bread and cheese in the oven of the wood fire, changing channels and sipping red wine.
And this is a photo taken from the house by the sea . A slightly different view from the blue skies of last week