Conserving energy doesn't just apply to your heating and electricity. Winter is the end of an annual cycle in nature. It's also the season for quiet rest and energy conservation for our bodies. Shorter days mean less natural light and warmth – the perfect justification for going to bed earlier to get more hours of much needed sleep!
Each time the beautiful weather persists in winter time you can expect smog. Especially when the wind drops…. It is a very unfortunate and worrisome situation. The causes are to be found in emissions from (diesel) cars, heating from buildings and pollution from industries. The Eastern wind blowing pollution from the German industrial Ruhr area towards Belgium is particularly bad news.