I thought last winter was hard but despite our November holiday in Spain this one has been far worse for me, not because of the weather – it hasn’t been harsh at all – but because of the wearing lack of light. In the southern parts of the country where we live the sun hasn’t been properly visible in weeks.
Today, we were finally shown some indisputable signs testifying that the centre of our solar system is alive and well after all. Its bright light shimmered through the heavy layer of grey for a few short moments in the afternoon. A strip of sunlight actually entered the kitchen diner and dazzled me for a second or two, several times. More of that for me please!