Saturday 12th November 2022, 1.15pm (day 4,097)
High pressure and warm air idling up from Spain, apparently, made this surely the warmest and most pleasant November 12th in my lifetime — even on St Helena last year it was not as nice as this. I refuse to consider this a bad thing: not on the day, at least. I’m sure the ducks think it’s better than the alternative as well.
Even the weather is opposing Putin’s plans to use the natural gas as a blackmail tool to curb European protests against his war in the Ukraine.