Happy New Year to you all. It's been snowing here in the Scottish Borders for about three weeks, off and on, and we currently have about a foot and a half of the white stuff lying on the ground. All very picturesque. All the usual traffic chaos. The BBC is devoting all its news time to "Frozen Britain." The country seems to have ground to a halt. If only people living in places like Canada or Scandinavia could see our news reports. I think they'd laugh.