Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail

April Showers

I don’t know what you’re going through in your part of the world, but here in southern England there have been all the symptoms of a passing cold front recently. It has turned colder and there have been extreme changes of weather, with stormy downpours. The sun is out at this second, but the grass is poking up through a mat of hailstones.

I took this photo of an isolated cumulonimbus cloud and it shows one of the culprits in action. Spied on a horizon, this is exactly the sort of cloud that  should send a walker, sailor or pilot rummaging around in a bag for a Plan B!

There is a review of the book in the Irish Times this morning. If I’m honest it is the sort of review that, from an author’s perspective, a cold front can do little to dampen. Did they know that my middle name is Patrick?

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