LOL, I saw the guy skiing on the news, I could not believe it. There is better than that, a car pulled two people along the road in a canoe on the snow and I have seen some great surf boarding going on. It is surprising how many people grab the ski's when we get some snow, we don't seem to get snow regularly anymore, well not very much. We have drifts here but in Lincolnshire in places their drifts are about 7 feet, we have drifts of about 4 feet plus and the tractors are trying to keep the road open, that is the problem when you live rural. Thirty years ago where I live was always snowed in but winters are mostly milder now. I think some places have had over 50 cm and which is a lot for the U K now.
Years ago the U K managed very well with snow and schools did not tend to close but today they do because they are frightened of being sued, that is where everything goes wrong today, people wanting to sue others. I must admit I think the U K has struggled with the snow, we just are not use to it anymore like we use to be. I ordered from Amazon on Friday and it is not being delivered until Monday. The U K's infrastructure just is not geared up for this amount of snow.
I have to praise the Royal Mail who try to deliver through all weather conditions. The postman got stuck in a drift delivering the post toady, he had to be pulled out and was an hour and a half late getting here but he still managed it so hats off to him, he is our hero of the day. I have not heard many vehicles go past ours only the postman and tractors because it is windy and the snow is drifting in the road.
We still have not got another replacement vehicle, the weather conditions on these rural roads means that even lorries are having to be pulled out now. The councils don't grit these rural roads but luckily at the weekend it is going to get mild so back to normal and perhaps next week they will finally empty our dustbin because they did not come this week because of the bad weather.
Oh I must not forget the Army has been helping out in various places across the country..