Eight weeks and three days to go.
It’s not so much the cold, the gloom and the rain that gets to me, it’s the long nights.
If I had the spare cash I would buy a place on the Med somewhere and go there from December till the beginning of March. That would involve a fair bit of travel though and I’m not sure I could be bothered with it. (Also: Huge CO2 emissions to get there and back).
There’s no answer to it in my current situation so I just sleep as much as possible till we get through it.