...for those poor souls mentioned on BBC Breakfast news this morning. Cardiff, god bless'em, had a hard frost last night. Truro had some snow, but the reporter had to drive around to find it. While she was on, cars were whizzing past at 40. I wonder why, when according to their own report, Scotland and Northumberland were hardest hit, they went to reporters in the South West?
Just watch, when the home counties get some it'll suddenly become the next ice age...
Back home, this morning another 5" had dropped on the coast, and Alnwick is now buried. We braved the elements and nutters in 4x4's, to get some bird seed in the town. We visited my brother who lives not far from Sainsbury's, where the quantity of snow had to be seen to be believed. His garden was an easy 15" thick. Thats inches, not centimetres. Cars were abandoned in drifts from Alnwick Garden right through the town.
And we are forecast another good fall tonight. Lets hope they're wrong.
When I went out with Bunty this morning, a hard weather movement was beginning.
In half an hour 248 Skylarks flew south in parties up to 40 strong, accompanied by a few Meadow Pipits and Linnets. 20 or 30 Woodpigeons appeared to arrive from the sea, and a single Redshank flew off high west....
I'll have more time tomorrow moring to have a better look around.