Any non-Scottish readers will not understand just how bad the weather has been up here but here is a handy visual aid:
The snow has, thankfully, recently stopped killing Scotland’s transport network. This is good. It was previously extremely difficult: there was a monumental amount of snow lying on the roads. I have been stuck in the delays and I have caught myself shouting at the TV when the (now ex-) transport minister comes on TV.
Thankfully the temperature has now snuck over freezing and that is to be praised. What we need now is no more snow and an Indian summer. I don’t care if it’s December.