I know it's nothing like the temperatures people in Scandinavia and North America suffer but boy is it cold here at the moment.
It's turned decidedly nippy in our neck of the woods. We have a flock of redwings foraging on the berries in our back garden so this is a sure sign that it's taken a turn for the cold!
Maybe it's because we seldom get really cold weather and so aren't used to it that we feel it so much. Possibly our English houses are less effectively insulated and heated than our Scandinavian counterparts. Perhaps our clothes aren't as warm and snuggly as they might be.
But I'm really struggling with the perpetual cramped sensation of feeling tensed up against the cold. Time to buy some thermal knickers and vests I reckon.
Of course the offshoot of such a purchase is bound to be a sudden change to distinctly milder temperatures again :o)
Here's the little bear wall hanging I completed last night for my colleague and friend Trish with whom I share the admin responsibility for the school.
A simple finish, but effective - hope she likes it.