At last, the big thaw! Well OK perhaps I'm getting too excited a little too soon, but today the temperature stopped being in minus figures for the first time in almost a week. On Thursday, when we hit -14 overnight, the lads on site gave up and went home.
I think the final straw (apart from frozen loos and frozen drinking water) might have been when one of them woke up on Thursday morning to find that his duvet had frozen to the side of the caravan. On Friday I walked around the site under a brilliant blue sky. It was so peaceful and every frozen branch looked really quite magical. Now we're back to grey skies and the lads are back to contend with the inevitable slushiness.