This much snow is unusual in Derbyshire. At least, not until January or February anyway. We often get an inch or two at this time of year then it is gone a few days later. This snow is set to stay for a while, I think.
Nick has been digging out the drive every day. Each time he got down to the tarmac, more snow fell. We had no more overnight last night so this morning he decided to bite the bullet and get the car out so that he could go and check on my Dad, who has been managing very well with the help of the contents of his freezer and some caring neighbours.
The car thermometer read -8°C as he set off.
I'm staying here to see if our new router and welcome pack arrives. According to the Royal Mail parcel tracking service it was delivered on 1st December, which it wasn't. I hope that means it is still on its way in the chaos and not that the driver dumped it in a hedge bottom somewhere.