Listening to the radio at lunchtime, we heard that people in our part of the country might be noticing an unusual daytime weather phenomenon - hoar frost. We looked outside and sure enough, there it was. This morning there had been no sign of frost first thing, but gradually the shrubs in the garden frosted over when we weren't looking.
It's still really cold here and there's no sign of warming up yet. But whilst outside looking at the frost, I noticed a small flock of goldfinches in the old apple tree which was a cheery sight.
And joy of joys, our new garage door motor is fitted which means there'll be no more bad backs and rain running down a sleeve as we struggle to lift the heavy wooden door to get the car out.