Yes I was hopping for a nice undisturbed day so I could get out with the camera. Had two shots planned and wished I done them last night with a fill flash.
Anyhow we had 3 1/2 inch at 11pm. We ordered food at 9:15pm it got to us midnight. It knocked out our Sky TV as it was piled upon the dish. Lucky we have Sky on the xBox so watched it on there over the internet.
I also hate snow but only because england seems to be a huge wimp when it comes to snow. Been outside to clear the drive and lay rock salt, kids kinda made a snowman. Well they just ran around while adults did it and half way through they wimped out and went in. Even been playing with the dog in back garden, stupid animal kept eating it.
Ill upload the one or two photos I tried to get (didn't bother with the planned shots) once I have done them. For some reason I couldn't get the exposure bracketing to work so I may need to post-process more then normal.
Last winter we had probably 3 or 4 feet on the ground at this time. This year we've had little snow and it has be unseasonably warm. It's supposed to get up to about 40 degrees F here today and 45 tomorrow. I'm not complaining. I think it's my fault we haven't had much of a winter. I have my first new winter coat in about 20 years, new, warm winter boots, a new snow blower and for Christmas my wife gave me snowshoes.
Knew I'd finally "gone native" since moving up here when today I got really cross with the newsreader on the BBC saying "most of Britain was severely affected by snow". There's none up here, and to add insult to injury, the report then went over to correspondents in Kent, Nottingham and Cambridge.
There's still parts of Britain that are NOT England (hammer)
I was on a stag night last night, in Nottingham!
We managed to got a taxi home because all the busses had stoped.
A mate and I got dropped off near out houses and had a snow ball fight and at one point I fell over.
We I got home my phone was missing to I retraced my steps (easy in the snow) and there it was in a tyre track,
it had been run over! but when I pulled it out of the snow it was still working!!!
We had about 4" but today is brilliant sunshine and a bitter cold wind. Temp, about 0 with a wind chil of -3 ! So warmer (?) than yesterday. We have got away a lot lighter than most of France me-thinks..
Our old lab has been going out when desperate and stayed in bed the rest of the time!
I'm a soft southerner too t8hants and like you remember 1962/63 winter vividly. I took the Queen's shilling October 62 and was stationed near Aldershot. Didn't stop shovelling snow for about 6 months after basic training.
Relocated to the Peak District over 30 years ago so the army training has been refreshed most years. We have had a few inches of snow on the garden for 10 days or so now, that was of course unofficial snow, not ratified until it snowed south of Watford.
Wilder, where abouts in 23 are you? I`m near to St Etienne de Fursac with very similar problems, no hot water (turns out the woman who had the house before me was stung by some brit who called himself a builder), and it`s set to stay well below 0 for the next week at least.