So, courtesy of LastMinute.com, I am off tomorrow to the Canary Islands. We are staying this time in Fuerteventura, which I don't know and which may be overdeveloped and awful, but it's January, kids are at school, and the island is known as the 'Island of Eternal Spring', which sounds nice. The hotel has a pool, there's a beach nearby, the cafe's open, there's a national park and a mountain to climb, . . . what else do I need?
I gather that the weather is likely to turn even worse here next week and it might even snow. I'm so sorry to hear that, all you who have to stay at home, and I feel really guilty that the temperature in Fuerteventura will be 25 degrees higher than that in the UK; if I could do anything about it, I would. Honest. I'll be back in touch