Sunday, 23 November 2008

That blooming white stuff!

Yes we had the first snowfall of the winter this morning. From force of habit I normally wake up at 6 im the morning and when I looked outside it was dry with not even a touch of frost so being Sunday I did what any normal person would and went back to bed. After 30 years of shift work my days of getting up at 4.30 on Sunday mornings are a rapidly fading memory!

Next time I looked out was just before 9 and it was snowing hard and settling to boot! Fortunately by 11 it had turned to rain and cleared. However the road surfaces are still wet and if it freezes hard tonight there is always the delightful prospect of black ice in the morning. Luckily my car (Toyots Corrola) has pretty good roadholding but I am always wary especially of some of the idiots on the road these days.

I have actually spent some time trying to remember when we last had snow in November-normally does not happen until after Christmas.

Take care and keep warm


Beth said...

I'd rather drive in snow than on ice. I hope it stays warm enough that it doesn't freeze. Stay safe, and hopefully warm!


Delores Getmeslippers said...

I love,love,love snow, provided that it doesn't stop me moving around. We had some, but like you it vanished in the rain. I love sledging and walking in the snow. I want more snow.

Odds Bodkins. said...

Hi Andy,

We had a smattering of snow too but it didn't last long.
I don't mind the stuff if we get tons of it and it stays awhile. Usually though we just get enough for it to turn to slush or ice overnight and that's just messy and dangerous.


Ally Lifewithally said...

we had a good 5 inch's of snow here ~ we were trying to remember when we last had snow so early !!!

Funnyface said...

Hello Andy, lucky you, we only got the wet stuff here in Cornwall !! Did you get your sledge out and go sledging ? Weeeeeeeeee !!!
Luv Jaynee X

sparkx said...

awww, I wanna white christmas, always melts by the time it reaches the coast here, fed up, humpf
Lynbo x

The Cheshire Cat said...

Hi Andy, Many Happy Returns of the day ~ minus the snow! Liz