Now I am not given to peering through neighbours hedges but today I could not resist.
With the temperature below freezing I could hear music coming from a neghbours garden as I walked past.
Through the hedge I could see people sitting in an outdoor tub with steam rising.
Now you expect that in a Scandinavian countries but it came as a bit of a shock in Bridge of Allan on a Sunday afternoon.
I congratulated them on their hardiness. They raised a glass in acknowledgement.
Tonight the temperature is -7C . While the rest of England, Wales and north Scotland seem to be under a blanket of snow we,in central Scotland, are snowfree.
Pity. Snow makes great photo opportunities.
Blipfoto: View of Dunblane from Sheriffmuir with The Trossachs in the background.