More snow for us, not too much this time.

I find myself fascinated with the mark making of animal tracks.  I must transfer these to my art somehow.

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We had a bit of an adventure today.  Not a welcomed one.  On a Sunday we take DS to an art class with a friend of mine – in Rothbury, which is not too far away, but up a steep road and over the moors for a short distance.  We went to collect DS and the road was clear and then 10 minutes later on the way back the road was covered and slippery as hell.

We were following a 4X4 going up the hill, over the top and then down and going really slowly and lots of distance between us – then coming down the hill there was a car in the ditch and the 4X4 stopped to look!!!!!  (no need there was already another car helping).  We couldn’t stop.

Luckily nothing coming up the hill so Ian swerved around, missed the 4X4 by inches and managed to straighten up (I thought we were going into the ditch too).  There was another car coming up and I was frantically flashing the lights to get him to slow down (he did thank goodness, but he did look a bit worried!)  Then another car in a ditch on the left just before the main road junction  – and then on the main road another car well and truly in the ditch at a right angle to the road.  It was totally mad and utter chaos.  I phoned my friend who runs the art classes and told her to get the kids out and get home asap!

I do hope the police got there quickly because there were going to be more accidents as the road was just a skating rink and with the sharp gradients it was just impossible to control the cars….. I took these a few miles down the road when it was safer.

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Back here at home (about 7 miles) there was no snow on the road at all.

I’ve said it before – roll on Spring please.

7 thoughts on “Snow again

  • 21/02/2010 at 9:32 pm
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    this really has been an unbelievable winter – more snow again for us and Manchester airport was closed again – unheard of!glad you were all safe tho'

  • 21/02/2010 at 10:34 pm
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    it was chaos in Essex this morning as well!!! Snow is ok when you can stay at home and not go out!

  • 22/02/2010 at 10:46 am
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    couldn't agree with you more,
    took Jake back to school yesterday and the A66 from Scotch Corner was interesting!!!!
    We had thought of going home down the M6 for a change, but snow changed that!!! so it was back down pot hole A1
    AM FED UP WITH SNOW AND ROAD WORKS

  • 22/02/2010 at 12:31 pm
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    Are you planning to be at Pins and Needles at the weekend – snow permitting?

  • 22/02/2010 at 6:21 pm
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    We really are having a winter and a half this year! Very slippery here too and a bit of snow. I'm staying put today!

  • 23/02/2010 at 1:39 pm
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    oh, Helen, it doesn't get any better! I had my part of it in Wales last month…

  • 23/02/2010 at 1:40 pm
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    oh, helen, it doesn't get any better! I had it at Wales in January too!! I could fly in a little patch of clear sky, one of the only 4 flights that left Liverpool that day!!

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