Well, we got our first real snow fall since we moved here. It was a proper snow (about 4"). I haven't been driving in it yet. They certainly aren't as prepared here. No plows or salt. Rumor has it that they do grit (sand) the roads but I didn't see much of that last night and this was one was no surprise.
Glad it came on a Saturday so we didn't have to be out in it and had plenty of time to shovel out today (Sunday). I sure hope they get the parking lots at worked cleared or it will be a right mess tomorrow.
Here's our front drive. Notice that both cars are outside as usual. The garage is for storage since it isn't internally attached and has a manual door (and both wouldn't fit in anyway).
Here's Duffield Road (A6) that leads to our house. Rare not to see any cars. I think traffic has kept the bulk of the snow off, not any city workers.
Nicole was able to make a nice snowman in the back yard.
Skipping back to last week . . .
Nicole had a group project to work on so I took Alex to nearby Allestree Park. I was feeling a little cooped up but didn't want to go too far given the less than ideal weather. January is definitely a non-ideal month since a lot of activities are either weather dependent or flat out closed (even the indoor ones). We had a nice little walk.
The water fowl (required animal shot) were used to the feedings I would say. We were ill prepared but there was a small child next to us throwing in some bread.
Typical, at least to me, British. It was close to freezing and damp. Nice day for a round of golf! The park has a golf course in the middle of it.