I have just replied to the comments on my previous post, thank you :) We are still experiencing the Arctic Front (Arctic Back and Sides, also ;)) The wind chill took us down to -16C which is more like the northern climes than here. However, since I am retired, the problems with travelling to and from work, plus dealing with related issues involving students, parents etc. are alleviated. Also last year I bought new winter boots and a new heavy duty snow shovel, which weren't needed then, but have been well used recently. The following photos were taken from the front room window, the kitchen window and through the deck doors. Warmer temps (+8C and rain) are forecast for the weekend. Here's a poem I wrote to sum it up.