Yes I have the internet now but I have only had that for the past 17 years. The twenty five or so years before that I only had my diaries to work with, in other words I did the same as Jim.
Later I created my website from my diaries to help people in need of this type of information.
In fact I still use my diary information to this day when planning my next season., more so now that my memory is not what it used to be.
I have maintained filling in my diary since building my website and I am thinking of collating the last fifteen years data this winter to see if in fact this global morning issue with its mixed weather patterns has made any difference to my previous results.
I don't think I will be publishing the results soon as this will be a big task to do but if I do find variances I will keep you informed.....Tg