"Well, OK, it's a change", said Lucy as we walked across another field in another country. I detected an element of sarcasm in her voice - which is not easy to do when you are talking to a dog - which was completely undeserved. "Can you see any frozen lakes?", I asked. She didn't seem to want to reply, so I did on her behalf. "No! Can you see any snow covered mountains? No! Can you see a sign saying the nearest pub is a three day walk away? Precisely, no!. It's a change"