We haven't been able to use the car for five days now. Thank goodness htat we have a cracking local Spar shop, which has been doing a roaring trade.
Today the temperature climbed into positive values- 1.5 deg C, and we decided to make a bid for freedom, and so did everybody else. The major roads are pretty clear and gritted, but the minor linking roads are practically impassable. Today a tractor, fitted with a snow plough came and dug out the snow on our road, which was 3' deep in places!
We managed to get the car back up the drive, after our journey to the shops, although we did have to scrape the ice and snow away in places on the hilly access road. Pre-Xmas "dos" have come and gone, no calls for supply work in school, as the schools are shut, so it's all a bit quiet. Hopefully we'll be able to get family together for Xmas.
|Looking up towards the house on Eaton Drive|