I think we all thought that February's snow was a once-in-ten-year event, but we were so wrong! Last Thursday evening the weather forecast predicted snow to start falling at around 6pm in the south east – their timing was a little out, but by the time I left QVC at 10pm and driven to my village in Surrey less than 20 miles away, a good three to four inches of snow had already settled.
I only just made it up the hill to my house with maximum revs and a lot of sideways sliding, so luckily I didn't require my 'knight in a shiny four-wheel drive', although he was out and about helping others less fortunate than I.
I was working on Friday so decided to let the train take the strain as more snow was predicted. During the afternoon I rang home to check on the weather conditions and was told that Daniel was outside building a snowman.
I stayed in London on Friday night as I was on air again at 9am on Saturday morning, but when I eventually got home I went to check out the masterpiece – it bore no resemblance to a snowman at all! It was more of a pyramid really – apparently it was the wrong kind of snow for snowman making!
The snow hit us again on Monday afternoon and undaunted by his previous attempt, out went Daniel again, this time aided by Sophie, to have another go. What do you think to their efforts? I must admit to being pretty impressed, and I especially like the natty Palace scarf – a nice touch! Daniel wanted to call him Stan, Sophie preferred Dave, but I think he looks a bit of a Brian – what would you call him?
Incidentally, thank goodness for my Emu boots, which have kept my feet cosy and dry and helped prevent me from slipping over in this icy weather. I've only had them for a month and I've hardly had them off my feet! If you don't own a pair yet then watch out for their TSV on Monday 28th December. I'll be buying them too as, having tried mine on, Sophie has asked for a pair for her birthday on January 8th – perfect timing!
I'll be back on the TV on Boxing Day, but until then I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope that the snow doesn't spoil your travel plans!