.... which began early as I had a dental appointment first thing. It was a very cold morning (-5C) and it was still below freezing when I returned so I tackled my most "unfavourite" job - namely defrosting the freezer! With the contents safely stored in the outdoor freezer temporarily, it was not quite as urgent a task as it might otherwise have been.
It's been a cloudless sky all day and the sunshine has been very welcome indeed, although the temperature has not really got above freezing in the shady areas of the garden. The forecast suggests we may get another dusting of snow tomorrow .... we shall see.
The amaryllis in the photo was a Christmas gift, and no doubt encouraged by the sunshine, it has opened its first flower during the day.