A little better in terms of the weather today in that the wind, although cold, is not quite as bad as it was yesterday. Obviously freezing rain has fallen at some time and the paths in my front garden are very slippery. But the paths in our little town have been well treated, I presume with rock salt, and they are clear and so easy to negotiate. I am very wary of taking my car out because it has not been out this week and my drive is on quite a steep slope. I am afraid that if I began to go down the slope I would be unable to brake at the bottom as the snow on my drive is still quite deep.
Friend W has a four by four and is intrepid in the snow so we did manage to go the mile or so into town this morning to stock up on supplies. There didn't seem to be any panic buying at all - the good old Yorkshire stoicism has kicked in I think.
We went after our shopping (and our usual morning coffee) and had fish a chips in a cafe - that gave us our treat for the day and when I got home Tess was in her crate. She had been for her Pet Pals walk,so she really has done very well for walks this week.
When I got home it was to find footprints in the snow all around my bungalow. My son had rung to see how I was managing in the snow and getting no reply was worried about me and had come round to see if I was alright. (I had already gone into town) - of course his footprints gave the game away where he had peered into every window.
Listening to the News it seems that some of the roads where there were huge tail backs have now been cleared - let's just hope that this wind calms down and stops pushing the snow into such enormous drifts across the major roads. If it doesn't soon improve I shall be forced to go out and build a snowman in my back garden!