I got up as usual shortly after six, ventured out at seven and explored my route out of the estate, and then upon discovering the lovely ice rink before me retreated back inside my house, fired up the computer, logged on remotely to work and sent an email to my colleagues that I will venture in later…

9 o’clock I left. 10 o’clock I arrived (which actually wasn’t too bad). The thing is do I go to windband in Abingdon tonight – will it be wet and icy later? Ho hum…