They said we'd have snow; I didn't really believe them; It's April, for pity's sake, and we've been enjoying a record-breaking stretch of warm weather. But they were right. And we didn't just have snow, we had a blizzard. I'm not usually frightened by harsh weather; I like the sound of the wind grumbling in the chimney; but last night I was lying in bed, unable to sleep, waiting for the roof to lift off. This morning the wind has dropped, but it's still snowing.