Spring has been trying hard to break through here in the cold north, but today it has suffered a setback. It was cold overnight and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground this morning. That after almost all the piles of dirty snow around town have disappeared. This evening it is sleeting, big wet snowflakes mixed with rain, temperature +3 degrees. It was a cold, wet bike ride home from work. The sky is grey. Days like this make me long for the clear blue skies of Australia.