Sunday, 19 December 2010
This was what we woke up to on Saturday morning.....more of the cold white stuff. It's not as bad here (so far!) as in other parts of the country (and other parts of the world for that matter) but, given that lots of people are hoping to get away for Christmas, it's not very welcome. The last lot had only just melted too. My daughter is up from London for the weekend, and was hoping to go and see her grandfather in County Durham. The same planned Christmas visit was cancelled last year because of the snow - and it very much looks (at the time of writing) that this year's will go the same way. Families all over the country will be similarly affected - but unless you really have to travel it's simply not fair, on the emergency services and those whose journeys are imperative, to clog the roads up unnecessarily. My photo shows the main road through Saltaire - what was the old turnpike route from Leeds. It's well gritted and traffic was flowing freely but the side roads are nasty and the pavements soon get packed down and icy. Brr. I'm curling up with the newspaper and a hot drink!