This went on to increase heating bills at a time when prices for fuel, electricity and gas are rising. The cold really affects those people who are immobile, putting elderly people who still live at home at risk. The poor are always the most vulnerable because heating costs money. They can sit under a blanket dressed in their warmest clothing, but they still have to breathe cold air. I remember my Australian grandmother, sitting in a chair, wearing her fur coat during the day. The low temperatures in Adelaide never compared to the big freeze here in England.
Perhaps the ice is about to spread and encroach more of the Earth. Or is this just my imagination working out a new plot for a science fiction book?
I can't wait for the warmer weather. Spring, where are you?