December days were brief and chill,
The winds of March were wild and drear,
And, nearing and receding still,
Spring never would, we thought, be here.
~Arthur Hugh Clough
Just when you think spring might be here this happens. Last week my car informed me it was -7 when I went out in the early evening. I don’t think I have ever seen such low temperatures in the UK for such an extended period of time.