Jo took me to the hospital for my tests and although the journey was bad we managed to use the side roads to avoid the main chaos. Until we got to the hospital in Liverpool. Jo dropped me off and I went for my tests. It took her an hour and a half to park the car – the place was in such chaos. We left half an hour later with all my tests done and dusted and came back over to the Wirral.
Then we went for a meal at The Anchor, a pub in Irby, and while we were there another inch or so of snow fell.
Warm and cosy by the pub fire.
Outside the pub car park an accident had occurred, cars were abandoned and no one had been able to get on to our road home.
Jo just drove around everyone like the professional that she is and got us home at a safe and easy pace. And that’s without four-wheel drive!
Passing the woods near home.
And back home, it was not an afternoon to sit out in the garden!
And when you have snow in the garden you have to have a Robin to go with it!
Today, Wednesday, the roads are deserted and Police have asked that no one go into work unless it is essential. All the buses are off the road for the day. As a result there’s hardly anyone on the roads at all.
A Pied Wagtail decided to take advantage of the lack of cars and wandered across the road outside our house.
Jo and I went for a walk to the local woods and took some photos and have been snapping away at the snow in the garden all day. It is now freezing again (minus 10°C is forecast for tonight) and the roads are icing up on top of the snow. All non-emergency hospital appointments have been cancelled so I don’t know if my appointment with the specialist will be on tomorrow or not – I’ll have to ring in the morning and see. In the meantime, apart from Jo losing money because of having to cancel all her clients, it’s been a great day. Sorry everyone but I love the snow.