I don’t have much to say about the sky, though I do love it when it’s blue and festooned with those cotton-wool clouds.

However, the sky today is not blue but grey. And the weather today is not crisp but cold. Numbingly cold. Okay 10 degrees, but with a wind that takes your breath away (not in a good way) and rain, so that when the wind whips into you, you’re already damp and shivery.

Thank god that my new boots are supposedly waterproof. And thank god that I don’t live in those sub-zero-weather places. I would not survive. And I think of homeless people in extreme weather conditions and I shudder with sadness.