There was a big snow storm last night and today, and much of the East Coast of England lost its electricity. My beach was covered in snow, which is a rare and beautiful occurrence. We had no power in the house from midnight last night till about 3pm this afternoon. But with periods of sunshine to drive my solar panels, and a light northeasterly wind turning the turbine on my mast, I was able to keep working in my renewable energy-powered lifeboat studio, warmed by a potbellied stove burning hexagonal logs of reconstituted sawdust. Boy do I feel smug!