I realise there is a real danger of this blog turning into a weather-obsessed bore but talking about the weather is an Irish preoccupation which I've managed to maintain during the past 13 years abroad. Anyway, just wanted to note that snow is back with a vengeance and the whole spring thing was a false alarm that only a non-Norwegian and snow-hater could fall for. Yes the front door steps have disappeared again and this time I can't be bothered trying to find them. Next week I'll be in Kilkenny with lots of other people who like to complain about the weather. Home sweet snow-free home!