Woke at 8:45 this morning; 9.0 hours/night appears my January ideal. Internal lights have been burning all day as it’s so dark, the homestead is enveloped in mist. Out in the yard laying mole traps, repairing damage from woodpeckers and badgers, cleaning up following recent storms, building a bonfire ... chopping wood. It keeps me out of trouble. Unusually quiet (no wind) – a pleasant 2°C. Snowdrops have begun to surface.