I would unquestionably take 12 months of snow if possible but other than a scientific station in Antarctica I realise this is unlikely and I do fall into line. I am filled with that warm feeling as another cold winter snap arrives here in Innsbruck – the winter so far has been very cold but spring conditions have been with us for over a week now. T shirts are the new fleece and the onset of spring has been convincing till now. The thick clouds moved into the Tirol in early evening and whilst the weather is set to be fair tomorrow it is certainly set to snow over the end of the week and into the weekend. Even for those pining for summer sun, another week without the sight of the dreaded male swimming thong is surely something to celebrate?