Posted: 20/01/2013 at 11:50
A bit dull & overcast here, after several days of bright sunshine, albeit cold, with the temp now about 1c.
Being January with clear night skies I have been expecting the temps to drop to minus double figures but have been having "only" down to about -5c.
Still no snow yet.
Our bin is going out & even with several inches of snow on it, it will be emptied, they have to really as snow is such a regular occurance here.
I really do have respect for the snowplough/gritter drivers; don't know how they do it as they drive on ungritted roads! Actually one did slip over a couple of years back, unfortunately it was on a narrow road with a steep hillside & it went over the edge. Luckily the driver was fine but recovering such a large, heavy vehicle up the slope was another matter! Makes me shudder just to think about it.
Ah well, on with the marmalade!