I feel a bit embarrassed about how such a relatively small amount of snow can bring the UK to a halt, just after last christmas, Alastair went to Seattle, and drove to Spokane through real snow.
In comparison, what we have here is a light dusting! Still, it has been icy enough to give some icicles on the studio in the garden...,
deep enough for some sledging...,
but cold enough to not want to stay out in it too long, and head home for some tea instead.
Now, we have a party to prepare for. More importantly than the 25th, Alastair is 40 on Christmas Eve!