It DID snow! Only a couple of inches which then got washed away by sleet, but it was snow. Of course, by the time I got home from work it was ice!
And iced nearly solid onto my path and footpath. Out I went with my funny little garden shovel; after about 10 minutes one of my neighbours came across with his big sturdy snow shovel and offered to help me. I must have looked like the pathetic blonde female out there with my little shovel and still dressed in my work skirt! Anyway, I politely declined his kind offer and continued wielding my shovel across the cement making a hideous noise as I moved ice, and what was left of the snow, to the side.
I dragged the bag of rock solid salt out and bashed it with the shovel until I had broken up enough to sprinkle around the path and the public footpath. No snow expected tomorrow but maybe flurries and ice again on Saturday!
Here are some photos which Princess SJ took around the house – she said it was too cold to venture far!
Princess SJ's artistic shot – distorted through our glass front door: