Nottingham. England.

Great road trip to Nottingham last weekend.

There was the lace quarter.

And Robin Hood of course…

Lord Byron had a presence apparently .

We wandered the Christmas market , the canals and some great vintage shops.

There were buskers- good and bad…

Best purchase? Moonshine

Iconic moment? Meeting up with football legend Brian Clough.

Although I had never been, I had never rated Nottingham. How wrong I was. We had a fabulous day!

Punxsutawney Phil.

Punxsutawney Phil

Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter Following Winter Storm Orlena

Freezing Temps Coming Later This Week

Looking at the freezing temperatures coming up, Punxsutawney Phil had the right idea heading back inside, where it’s nice and warm.

The National Weather Service said an active weather pattern would turn significantly colder this weekend into early next week.

Chilly temperatures will sweep across the United States, but locations like Chicago will experience the coldest air the winter has yet to offer. 

Here’s where temperatures may drop below 0℉:

  • Wisconsin
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Information from ClimaCell App.

Not a lot better in the UK this coming week either!

Carols from Kings 2020

The Christmas Eve Carol Service from Kings College Cambridge was a bit different for 2020. There was no congregation and recorded in advance it was beautiful nonetheless.

Click on the link below for the poignant In the Bleak Mid-Winter, music by Gustav Holst and arranged by Mack Wilberg, especially apt for this 2020 winter.