Interesting piece I read today having just worn coat and suit for the first time this year to get through the cold sleety snow in London:Up, and it snowing this morning a little, which from the mildness ofthe winter and the weather beginning to be hot and the summer to comeon apace, is a little strange to us.

Who’d have thought this was from 1663/4? QUESTION: is this year an aberration (e.g it is the hottest winter in the Alps for 70 years) or is this a new ratchet up in our climate change expectations. I vote for the former, but I get a lot of stick for saying so.