It is rare, we seem to keep on saying, to get a reasonable amount of snow in England. When we do things largely grind, or rather slide, to a halt. Last night we had five inches - measured on the top of Andy's car this morning. It was well forecast and as a result much of the transport infrastructure was still working this morning. The schools were closed, of course.
I prepared myself properly, I was well wrapped up and had walking boots on. New snow is not a problem to walk on. Just a little ice is, as I found out at the beginning of the year. The journey to work took only 5 minutes longer than usual. I was given a lift home, we were allowed to go whenever we wanted to today.
We are expecting more, so there will be plenty of opportunity to take some really Christmassy pictures.