But compared with other parts of the country we got off lightly with about 6 inches [ in old money!!!] of snow at the most. Worse in fact were the biting winds from the east - we had to block up the extractor fan with cling film to stop the icy blast entering the kitchen. Today the snow here has almost gone but it is a cold rainy day. But on the positive side the snowdrops are visible again and the daffodils are springing back upright.
It seems some time since I wrote of rural, rather than historical events so here is a brief update. Our downstairs cloakroom light stopped working and we had to remove part of the ceiling to get at the wiring. Also removed was an old wasps' nest from some three years ago.
Here is a picture of it - and of the garden and Molly before and during the snow.
|The wasp next removed from the roof space. Wasps only use their nests once|
|Molly in the snowdrops before the 'big freeze'|
|The bees are safely eating fondant until the warmer weather comes|
|Molly - and a chicken - exploring the snow|