I had to check the historical weather data to see when we last had temperatures above freezing, believing that it was sometime back in November, but of course it’s not as bad as I thought, we have had nineteen days above freezing since December the 1st 2016, although only two nights!
Suffice to say that pretty much all of the snow, and we have had a lot, has remained on the ground and the many layers are now apparent in the snow walls that line some of the roads around here. Each pass of the snow plough leaving another couple of inches of historical snow data for passing geologists.
I can’t say that I mind it too much, it causes a little inconvenience with the extra work involved when trying to do anything, but you get used to the cold very quickly and after a few nights dropping to –25C\-13F with days reaching a little over –18C\0F, a day just below freezing is positively balmy. Just as long as the wind doesn’t blow, then the best advice is to stay indoors.
Not the best time of year to have a wedding you would think, but then this is Poland and it was family getting married, so we dragged ourselves through snow drifts to get to the van, suite and tie, not forgetting the wellies, we pushed the literal meaning of suited and booted to the limit! I have to say it was a fantastic wedding, without doubt the Polish know how to celebrate, and dance and sing. Its not often you have a room of one hundred and sixty people all signing the same song accompanied by a bloke with a squeeze box. Not just one song either, a whole medley that lasted a good half hour, young and old everyone joined in, except for the token Englishman sitting in the corner. The party went on for three days, although (I’m relieved to say) we only managed one, we (I’m) are not getting any younger…and the goats need feeding!
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