There is no doubt the we Britons have a totally weird obsession with the weather. The media fuels that obsession with a near never-ending diatribe about the subject.
Up to yesterday we had basked in an incredibly mild autumn and early winter. Just days ago average temperatures were around 16C. It has been so mild that the roses in my garden have come back into bloom and my spring bulbs have come through.
Yesterday the weather changed with strong winds blasting down the country from the north. This brought a dusting of snow to some parts of the country. Predictably the press has gone mad with reports about the snowfall.
The pictures below were just harvested from the BBC News website and show the snowfall in the north of Scotland. Seriously, why on earth is this news?
This picture was taken in my Garden earlier this week!