On a cold and Frosty Morning in Norfolk, England

The snow in Hockering

Melbourne has had the hottest night for a hundred years, while England is shivering in sub-zero temperatures under a blanket of snow. Weather patterns appear to be changing. The jet stream that affects our weather has shifted, and now everyone is clamouring to put forward their theories as to what is happening. There are even those who are warning of an impending mini ice-age lasting for 30 years! (Of course, that depends on whether you are making your predictions from Melbourne or London!)

The view across the fields

Here in Hockering, England, temperatures have raised a little, but not enough to clear the snow away, and it is bitterly cold. We have had some respite from the snow showers, although more is expected tomorrow. Many schools closed due to the weather, but Jessica's school, Norwich High School for Girls, stayed resolutely open. Their girls are made of stronger stuff!

Jessica and her snowman.

I have remained inside, only venturing forth once, with Clare, to go to the supermarket. Many people have fallen over in the icy conditions and the hospitals are dealing with an upsurge in fracture cases. Conditions are really treacherous under foot and I aim to stay upright, so I will stay at home for the moment! Clare and Jessica ventured out to build a snowman, but didn't stay too long as it was freezing! The UK Meteorology Office is predicting more snow for our area tomorrow. They could be wrong, They often are. One can only hope...

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