It’s still not dropped below 10 degrees at night, but there is a distinct chill in the air and things look misty. This is partly humidity and party woodsmoke. We moved into our winter quarters about a week ago. The new soba is doing a good job of warming the rooms (and less of a good job of drying the tea towels on the rail above it). It lights easily, does not fill the room with smoke though it does need the glass cleaning every morning. This is easily done with the paper the baker wraps the warm loaf in. Get back with the hot bread, clean the stove glass… It is becoming routine already.
We had rain last week. It started on Thursday when Hilary was on the way home from the dentist. More is expected within the next 24 hours. It may rain on Sunday. We’re booked to go walking with Zirve again and they have asked, on Facebook, for us to confirm that we will still go, even if it is raining. Well, we have good waterproofs now! They need to be tested.
It’s dark soon after five in the afternoon now. It seems very early. Though, of course, the clocks were put back whilst we were in the UK. It is light at eight in the morning, in winter we get more daylight hours and a lot more sunny hours than the UK. A friend who lives in Sweden has reported morning temperatures of -4 degrees. It makes us shiver to even think of it! We think we are becoming acclimatised.