With the increasing light in the mornings, it’s definitely getting easier to extract oneself from the warm slumbers of the duvet upon the morning. And this morning was one of those that make you glad that you have done so.

Damn cold it may have been – cold enough to freeze the digits off your hands! But it was also stunningly beautiful. Driving in through the country lanes and Islip – enchanting whatever the weather – the road fields were covered in icy whiteness, the sky was clear purity, and the sun radiant.

Where I sit at work (overlooking the food court) I don’t get to see much of the day, but the sun does cast quite striking shadows across the atrium … artistically pleasing, yes…