October was unusually warm. November likewise. December has been crazy warm. Instead of sub-zero temperatures, daytime temperatures this month have been around +10°C. Today it was all the way up to 12°C. It’s december and I’m walking around outside in my spring shoes and jacket, with no hat and no gloves.

In the garden, crocus shoots can be spotted.

The weather is extreme enough that even the kids notice and understand that things are not the way the way the used to be. It makes for a good entry point into discussions about global warming, why I don’t like taking the car when we don’t need to, etc.