Snow, snow and more snow!


Dale's daughter Alex and friends holding Toby with his legs covered in snow balls Hi everyone,

Well it came again, same time as last year but worse! No not Christmas – the snow! Now before I start my blog I want to say that I saw a video on Sky News in which locals in Scotland were shovelling snow that was shoulder high! On that basis my pictures are rather tame but for the south of England they are quite rare.

Our cars have been snowed in for two days now and I think they will be for a few more yet. Our cars are rear wheel drive and automatic (about the worst configuration in heavy snow) so we cannot get out of our close or up the road that connects to the B road which has been gritted.Snowman

The roads are almost empty except for the odd 4×4 passing by, their drivers have a certain smile on their faces (who can blame them – this is their moment). The dustmen haven’t been for two days and to be fair it would be daft for them to come into our road at the moment.

My kids and their pals are living in Narnia (without the beasties!) Their schools are closed and they are truly enjoying the fun side of deep snow. Toby our Bearded Collie loves it except for the first fall of snow that formed huge ice balls on his legs (see the photo above). Today it is more powder and he’s fared much better.

Icicles on Dale's house Dale's son Jack with a giant snowman 

Keep safe and warm.

Dale x


  1. Iris January 9, 2010 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Hello Dale,
    Love your blog,especially photos of Toby.
    I saw a very hairy dog, breed unknown, walking down our road yesterday wearing tubular bandages on his feet and legs. Do you think Toby may like to adopt this fashion when he goes out in the snow?

  2. Tracy February 3, 2010 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Dale, you are one beautiful man, careing. loving,sensitive,good looking, no, sorry, very very good looking,excellent presenter and you sell yourself short. Get on mainstream tv,and above all get on a comedy show or even a modeling show,qvc and their products are excellent, but……you Dale are fantastic.

  3. Tracy February 3, 2010 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    ok Dale, where you from, cant be true you are sooooo good looking .soooo clever, soooo funny ,are you a hollogram from red dwarf? lots an lots of love tracy.

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