It's bitterly cold today. Luckily, here at The Lodge we've managed to miss the worst of the weather, with just light snow fall over the past few days.

Some of our stores haven't been so lucky and a few have had to close. If you are planning on visiting an RSPB shop, please contact them first to check whether they're open. Of course, they'll do their very best to stay open if it's at all possible.

Another weather related problem we're having is at our call centre. They're pretty much snowed in and staff are doing their best to struggle through the snow and ice to get to the office, but not everyone will make it in. So it may take us a little longer than usual to answer calls today. Please bear with us.