Do you like the cold? I do and I don't. In the West of Scotland, temperatures rarely stay below freezing during day time. In fact, it rarely gets really cold because the Gulf Stream and warm atmospheric currents that keep the climate relatively mild. I always find this surprising, we are after all on the same latitude as places in North America and Siberia that in my (possibly uneducated mind) are literally the Arctic. It is cold but not as cold as in North America, that's for sure and for that I am grateful.
Yesterday my bike lock key broke in its lock and I had to walk to work. It was quite lovely actually, it is just a tad easier to pay attention to what is going on around you at walking pace. This morning, one of my brakes were frozen and I could only use one. I thought it would be wise to walk at least down the steep hill. I stopped to look a the view on my way to work. It was rather grey and misty but on close inspection, there was a lot of beauty to be found. Ice covers every surface at the moment. We don't have any snow. Later, the mist lifted and the sun worked its magic. It didn't warm the air but it made everything very beautiful and sparkly. I spent the day double wrapped in my baltic office. I do only have an electric heater to keep me warm, which is challenging on those few days it is proper cold outside. I probably looked quite silly with my hat and scarf, merino jumper and merino cardigan but I was relatively comfortable. I'll work at home tomorrow if the temperatures remain low. I hope it remains cold for a few more days, I like the crisp cold on a brisk walk with Jack. I don't like the damp cold that is sure to follow.
I don't have anything else to report, just wanted to share a few photos of the sparkling ice. I hope you keep warm if you are in the Northern Hemisphere, and cool if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.
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