It is seldom that things look ugly around here, but they do right now! Our lovely snow is encased with ice, the roads look like dirt tracks with all the grit and salt that’s been spread to prevent ice. The poor trees are bent over with the weight of the ice encrusting each branch, and who knows what the poor little birds are doing. Luckily we have not lost power (here – many have) and it’s just flickered a few times. I want to wake up tomorrow morning to sunshine – please!!