By this time I was very ready for my mince and potatoes which I devoured with gusto and then went and crashed out in bed and slept for a good couple of hours. Nothing like a bit of snow clearing to build up the appetite.
I am sad that I will miss the shoot today but given that my feet were frozen in minutes the thought of a full day standing in the snow and rain is not so appealing. Our neighbours who were on holiday in Wales managed to make it almost home before they hit problems - jack-knifed lorries on the exit slip road so they had to drive on to the next junction and then double back on the side roads. Fortunately they have a Landrover so they well able to negotiate the snowy roads. I had been keeping them updated with conditions via text messages and advised them of the hills up onto the north downs that were closed.
With all this rain we are going to have real trouble if it freezes overnight and although we have a couple of days with temperatures above zero it is destined to turn cold again next week. Mike and I are going to hit the shops today and restock so we will be OK if we are marooned again next week.