You close your front door and almost immediately fall flat on your face. You’re wearing a knitted jumper with a picture resembling ‘Bruiser’, the little-known reindeer who leads from the front while Rudolph is posing for the cameras. People keep asking you if John Lewis makes you cry.
It’s winter time. It’s here. There’s no going back now.
The downsides? The sun rises about 8.34am and seemingly sets about 15 minutes later. The falls are tougher. If you take your gloves off, your hands get frozen to the first thing you touch.
The upside? It snowed on the trails for the first time this winter, and man does it look glorious – or at least, it snowed at Glentress in Scotland, anyway. Here are just a selection of the awesome Instagram snaps from the trails in the past few weeks…