This is certainly going to be a week to remember weather wise. Two significant snow-falls in the space of four days – we’re currently in the middle of the second one. More snow than we’ve seen in this country for a few years now.
At one time we all used to just get on with our lives regardless, but we’ve become so unused to it as a nation that chaos is caused as soon as there is so much as a covering on the ground. Schools close, buses and trains are cancelled and businesses close their doors early.
As a blind person, snow is probably the most difficult to navigate as all the familiar land marks are blurred and all echos are lost. Unseen icy patches are treacherous in the extreme which leads many to have to stay indoors for the duration.
On the whole I’ve been lucky. I’ve got an excellent dog who seems to know instinctively to slow for ice and so far she’s worked very well in the snow. I think this morning’s journey will be a real test for her as it is still coming down hard.