Last night saw heavy heavy snowfall in Hampshire UK. Many were forced to abandon their cars and walk home whilst others were trapped in their cars on the motorway for up to 10 hours. We knew the snow was coming ... we could see a big red alert circle on the weather map - just above our house! What's more we knew what time it was coming - it was forecast for 5 o clock .... it arrived at 5 o clock too! It just dumped! This is so unusual for the south of england - both the snowfall and the accuracy of the weather!
Dh made it back from work by 8 o'clock - he left work, just a 15 minute drive away at 6. He did remarkably well but then he drives a Landrover Defender! He arrived home feeling sooo very pleased he had a car that could drive in snow that he forced me to go out with him for a snowy drive ... sheer madness considering state of the roads and the snarl up of all major and minor traffic routes. But like intrepid explorers we donned hats and mittens and ventured out. Kids in tow.
Town and countryside was quiet ... no traffic - nothing could get through! It was white and peaceful and really quiet beautiful but then we had transport that moved efficiently through the snow. We were warm and cozy inside our little aluminum can on wheels. I felt so very very guilty ..... until we passed another Landrover driver who stopped .. wound down his window and said ..
" out for the fun of it then?"
p.s I forgot to mention .. I took my camera along with me and snapped like a pro -- I sent this one to the BBC where it made it onto the main webpage and its since been syndicated around the world! How cool is that!