We made an attempt to go for a walk late this morning. It's a glorious morning and it seemed terribly wasteful to spend it sitting inside. However, the snow had slightly melted yesterday and then refrozen into icy sheets overnight so walking on it was not very easy and quite treacherous. The Builder nearly went over twice. So we walked to the village shop and back - and the not quite 1 km took half an hour!!
Phil from next door but one went to Sheffield on Christmas Day, intending to return on Boxing Day evening. He has only just got back now and is proving to be very useful - he had the good idea of ambling up the road to the council grit bin and is now scattering grit all over the road and shovelling the snow away. Phil says that the main roads are quite clear - if you can get to them. We are hopeful that our planned trip to Sheffield for Joan's birthday luncheon may still go ahead tomorrow.
|Our garden at dawn this morning|