If Janiveer’s calends be summerly gay,
‘Twill be winterly weather till the calends of May.
The forecast was right for once – we woke in the early hours with the wind roaring and the French window of our bedroom rattling away. Fortunately it held and the large tree that overlooks the garden is still standing- it’s about to be pruned – but the lawn is covered in magnolia buds. According to the radio many roads and bridges are closed, services withdrawn, there are flood warnings, winds of 80mph and snow hither and yon. Best stay at home today if possible.