It's the most snow we've had in eons, and I was surprised to wake up and see my street looking like this:
Check out next-door's car in the foreground... All you can see is the aerial poking out!
I went to drive to work as normal, but couldn't get up this slight slope to top of my street, even after multiple attempts and run-ups, but some passing strangers saw me struggling and pushed me up... Aw, what absolute stars eh!!! :)
The roads were atrocious, so I decided not to carry on to work, but to go sledging instead and attempt the roads later... A much more sensible idea me thinks!
I kitted myself up like a terrorist (minus the explosives and AK47) and hit a local sledging haunt
This firebreak at Trimpley reservoir makes an ideal sledging run
The first run of 2007!!!
Trimpley reservoir - My water source, so don't wee in it please!!!
The River Severn.
(These photos are taken in colour, honest guv!)
My niece throwing a snowball at me girlie style :]
After making it to work, another big load of the white stuff came down, so there was only one thing left to do...
An XTA snowball fight in the car park of course:
Production & Test (from downstairs) Vs R&D (from upstairs)
It started off fairly sedate, but then a surprise attack from the rear turned it into complete carnage, but the leader of the counter-attack, Lewis, got his com-uppance when we shouted "PILE ON" and did just that, stuffing much snow up his top too... He came back inside shaking like a leaf from the cold... Bless :0)
It took me over an hour and a half to get home (normally 10-15 mins), as rear wheel drive + wide tires = Rubbish in snow, Grrr.
Duncs pushed me off works car park, but I only made it around the corner, as I couldn't get any traction up the first set of traffic lights and had to come back to work, ditch 'Penelope' and get a lift back with a mate in a 4-wheel drive. Hoorah!
Today, I'm Most Angry About: My 'Bytestor' 7-in-in-one card reader breaking! My second one in six months and it cost all of £6 too :[
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 2/10
Today's Top Tip: Make house-guests believe your home may be bugged by running your hands under tables and inside lampshades, then turning on a tap on every time you speak.