January snow – 18th/19th January 2013
With snow forecast for the south of England, I’d already planned to work from home. Unfortunately, I’d also planned to use the time to book my car in for its MOT.
The girls’ schools had decided to open for the day – given the lack of snow in the morning, but in the meantime, the roads were fast beginning to succumb to the weather.
With the roads now at gridlock, the schools finally decided to close at lunchtime.
Eventually, the good folk at Six Bay called to alert me that the car was ready for collection and I was able to nurse it home through the snow and traffic – a two minute journey ended up being closer to forty-five minutes!
On Saturday we were able to get out in the snow and I helped the girls to build what turned out to be an incredibly thin snowman, in the front garden!
With the roads largely clear of snow, we made our way over to mum’s house to see what the conditions were like in Cookham.
Later in the afternoon, Rebekah and I had a walk down by the river at Maidenhead and took a few more photos of the snow.
The snow lingered for a few more days before gradually melting away.