Winter has arrived. Well, after the weekend’s excitement of going up the mountain to find snow, we now have it delivered to our door. We awoke this morning to find that it had snowed last night leaving us a nice covering of snow and some pretty dodgy icy patches (which I discovered as I drove George to school and I know it is nothing compared to Canada should my distant relations think I whinging too much!!). George was well impressed and couldn’t wait to get home so he could have a snowball fight, ganging up with his friend on me. Having survived this onslaught, Martine and I then spent the late afternoon moving the 70 bags of heating pellets that were dropped on our doorstep, stacking them into their right place (I may have been away from the Army for 6 months but you never forget the basics and importance of stacking once learnt). It should also be noted that last night Martine managed to persuade one of the cats that staying indoors in the warmth was much better than living outside in the cold, a major step forward to her planned animal menagerie.