Posted by: travelrat | December 25, 2010

Christmas Morning




I’ve just been out getting some pictures for this year’s ‘snow shows’, and I’m really surprised. For weeks, I’ve been taking the line at home that ‘you Southern wusses don’t know what snow is’ … and there’s only the slightest powdering up here.


So far, everything’s going to plan. We got up here all right. The roads were mainly clear, and the only trouble we had was around Warwick, where it snowed. But, even then, the A46 was passable, but slowly, and with care.


When we went to pick my Dad up yesterday, there was no problem at all along the A65 over the Pennines. And, Vicki and her family got home EARLY!!.


They had to return their hire car well before their flight departed, and, when they checked in, they were asked if they’d like an EARLIER one.


So, ‘all is safely gathered in’; we don’t have to pick Megan up until after Christmas, and William hasn’t arrived yet.


And, we remembered to get the turkey out of the freezer!


(Just finished breakfast; waiting for the Opening of the Presents)


Best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas!


  1. Hi Keith,
    Glad to hear that you didn’t have too much trouble on the roads, some of the pictures and video we are seeing here in Australia of places over in Europe are really bad, the roads don’t look good at all.
    WE are also getting reports of people stranded everywhere at the airports, the latest to be shut down was Paris, as well as some airports in England were opened again, so it’s good to hear that some were able to get home early.

    I would also like to wish you and your Family a Merry Xmas and a great 2011.

    • I hear it’s pretty bad in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but I’m wondering how much of this is exaggeration by the media? There was, however, a report that Brussels and Paris airports were closed on Chrismas Eve … a few reports coming through that the closure of our airports earlier in the week was not so much the conditions, but the failure of the authorities to deal with them.

  2. I love that photo. The bridge looks so picturesque. Hope you have been having a wonderful Christmas season!

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