Evening all (as PC George Dixon might say), hoping you are all safe and well.
It's been a tad on the chilly side in the East of England (the lumpy bit on the right hand side) this past 24 hours. It started snowing about this time last night and settled fast. I got home from work ok but it took poor Toad nearly 2 hours to do 6 miles to get home from the station later in the evening.
This morning, on opening the curtains, we were greeted by a blanket of nearly pristine snow (I say nearly because there is always someone who has to stamp through it to spoil the effect LOL). Toad decided, wisely, to leave the car at home and went to get a bus in the hope that the London trains were running. I rummaged about in the wardrobe and ferreted out my thermal long-johns and, duly attired, put on three pairs of socks and my floral wellies. I trekked off for the bus, half expecting to find Toad still at the bus stop but he'd gone by then. Bus turned up on time but it took nearly 1 1/2 hours to get into town.
The office were sensible about the snow and let those of us who'd struggled to get in leave early. I left the office at 3.30 and spent 50 long, bitterly cold minutes waiting for a bus home. When it did eventually turn up, it was like sardines. I've only been in a few minutes (2 hours later) and have got my toastie slippers on and a mug of hot chocolate on the go. I think I might dip my feet in it as I can't feel my toes yet.
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you are safe and warm with your loved ones. Hoping mine won't be too late getting home tonight!