Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Snow in Essex

and the county grinds to a halt! Yes, we woke up this morning to about 2 inches of snow. I absolutely hate driving in it, but got up as usual, showered, dressed (not in my work suit I admit, but in jeans and a very warm jumper!), had breakfast and then went out to clear the car. As fast as I cleared the snow off, the falling snow was covering it again! Hugh cleared the drive for me and I eventually set off, very, very slowly. The traffic was all going between 7 and 12 mph, which I was quite happy with. However, I went about half a mile and decided that I really did not want to go any further, it was far too risky, the roads were horrid and anyway, travelling at an average of about 10mph meant it would take me at least 2 hours to get to work!

So, I turned around and came home.

And couldn't get the car up the drive! There is only a small bump up, but we always have trouble with it. A quick toot on the horn and Hugh came out and drove it up for me - what a lovely hubbie.

I then had Ben on the phone from Plymouth where he had no snow. He loves snow and is very disappointed not to have any, so I went into the garden for him and took these photos:
Penny came out into the garden with me later and messed about in the snow for a while before walking into town with me so that I could post my Christmas cards.
Well, it is still snowing here and I don't know what the roads will be like tomorrow. Hopefully I will be able to get into work - will have to wait and see. Hope it is not too snowy wherever you are.


Sian said...

We only have a light dusting here - thank goodness because I hate driving in it too. I do have a special "snow" setting on my car - but I'm too technologically challenged to know how to use it lol

scrappyjacky said...

We've only had a dusting so far as well....though freezing temperatures....and forecast heavy snowfall tonight!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

We actually had ice on the windshields and frost on the rooves on Monday. Very unusual for us! Love the pictures of the garden and glad to hear your class entry worked out!

Anonymous said...

Your snow actually made our news! We've got a couple of inches here, but it's nothing unusual.