A general misconception that we are all swanning around in bikinis, surfing and drinking large fruity cocktails down here during the winter months must surely be dispelled. Not only do we have to wear woolly hats and thermal knickers but at times we have to suffer from ridulously pretty frost formations adorning the local flora (see flickr pages) and occasionally having to unfreeze the toilet waste pipe (lavatory if you live in Sussex).
The latter is best avoided as the situation can (and did) develop into a rather sordid affair if flushing occurs before defrosting takes place.
I didn’t surf today. I was busy lagging my pipes.