Never let it be said that I don't admit when I'm wrong, and this is no exception. Since my last post it has done nothing but rain and has got distinctly warm!
Fortunately there is still some snow on the fells but in this warm snap it is retreating significantly. The silver lining however is the forecast. There is a high pressure drifting in from the east and so it should get colder again soon and so we've got our fingers crossed for another snow dump - I'll keep you posted.