The February half term sees an increase in arrivals and departures. The days leading up to half term were cold with snow flurries but the Saturday itself (10 February) was cold and snowy. Although the snow settled it was quite slushy and by Monday it had all gone and it had turned milder. We were kept busy over the following weeks with the half term split over two weeks. Some mild weather in the middle of the month was followed by Storm Doris which luckily did no damage here. We also managed an evening at the Opera House where we saw Levison Wood. In the interim we carried out more deep cleaning and routine maintenance in the cottages and even managed an afternoon in the gardens tidying up on one of the milder days. After half term we experienced another lull so made the most of the time with further jobs like curtain and carpet cleaning. The days are noticeably longer and there are signs of spring like the snowdrops. I think we have had more snowdrops this year than ever before.
February weather stats Highest temp 13.1 C on 20th with lowest temp -1.1 C on 6th. Warmest day was 20th and night 21st with coldest day and night being the 9th. Wettest day was 23rd with .83 inches rain with total for month 2.77 inches (Feb 16 3.95 inches).