WE KEEP hearing the weatherman issuing severe weather warnings for the south and south east, the midlands and north east. But no mention of us, says Ian. Why should that be? For the same reason, I suspect, that we had the same problem in Oxford. Was it south, south east, or south midlands? As for Askrigg – north east, north west, central northern or just north? Where ever it is, the forecast never fits and we’re constantly taken by surprise. Anyway we feel we’re suffering quite badly – or would be if we actually had to get out of bed and go to work instead of nip out from under the duvet to take the occasional photograph. Of the back garden. Did go further afield today but – wouldn’t you just know it – the battery was flat in the camera. Thought it was so cold that when we got back I had to defrost Maud with the hairdryer.