OK, I'll start with an apology to my Canadian friends and everyone else around the world who reads this blog and copes with snow without drama, but here in the UK, this much snow is a big deal! Us Brits just aren't used to it. A dusting of icing sugar proportions will make the news so you can imagine how several inches is bringing us to a standstill. School's been closed since Friday and we've had no collections or deliveries of post either. Of course there is a small person here, who's never seen snow like this before and is quite delighted that school is shut!
This bank is much steeper than it looks in these photos. I thought she'd be too nervous to sledge down, but no! it was me doing the most squealing.
Back at home, the big trees in the garden are covered with a blanket of powdery snow. The weight has broken some branches and we've had to prop up the old cotinus tree to stop more of it snapping under the load.
If you've got cold weather do stay safe and warm. And don't forget to feed the garden birds!
This is the track that leads from the village to our house.
After a night of -13C we've woken up to these amazing icicles and incredible curls of snow that have slipped from the roof and then refrozen.
It's impossible to convey a sense of scale but these ones are over 2 feet long. I need to make sure there's no-one underneath when they finally slip off the roof!
My car is somewhere under this epic toupee of snow.
I couldn't resist sticking my quilting ruler in - 8 inches! Baby snow if you're used to it, but very exciting when you're not. But it's been 5 days now, and we're getting bored of it, so if it would all just melt now that would be great.