The construction of my swimming pool is coming along nicely. Just in time for winter.
Could global warming be my saviour? One of the acid tests is the Antarctic Peninsular: the bit that sticks out furthest north from that chilly continent. According to Wikipedia:
The Antarctic Peninsula is a part of the world that is experiencing extraordinary warming
No such luck, however. So far this century, the peninsular has been stubbornly refusing the exhortations of Al Gore, Wikipedia et al to hurry up and melt. Instead, it has got colder by about a degree; see Jo Nova. Or if you want to, read the review of the paper itself which analyses the latest results.
Today was a lovely day; I even enjoyed a quick nap in the sunshine in the garden this afternoon. But that will be about the end of the warm weather, and so, the pool is going to be decidedly cold until next summer.
Still, the winter will bring the rain that will fill my tanks up again. There is no mains water here and I think that filling the new pool this week will leave me with just about none left.