Your friendly local #kenringwatch correspondent has finally cracked it. Ken Ring? He’s Ned bloody Stark! It’s the only logical explanation.
Ken, like Ned Stark, is all about the “Winter is coming!” this year, and has predicted snow for the first five months of the year. Like the doubting Southerners of Westeros, I’ve gone “Pshaw!” and mostly been right. Maybe Ken will be proven right next month. Because unfortunately he didn’t manage it this month, either.
Our predictions for April were:
14. Subzero(!) temperatures finish around April 19th
15. Snow 22nd April
On April 19th, we got invaded by Wildlings from north of the wall! Well, north of the Bull Wall. And they weren’t Wildlings, they were Vikings! The 1000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf was on Wednesday 23rd, and there was a re-enactment of the battle in St. Anne’s Park in Raheny on April 19th (subzero temperatures).
As you can tell from those photos – there was no snow.
I got sunburnt.
April 22nd? The week as a whole, including yesterday was sunny, mild, with the odd shower. Or extremely wet and windy, if you were in Cork yesterday. But no snow. Winter is still coming.
April: Zero for two.
Total:Three out of twelve.