Another day, another freeze. The other evening, we were with some friends. We watched the 10 o’clock news and saw satellite images of a totally white UK. Then a friend in the Ariège told us that the snow’s reached there too – not sent from our end though, but driven northwards from Spain. By lunchtime, the news on the French channel TF1 had made the snowy Ariège its special feature.
We might as well stay here then. The papers and radio repeat regular warnings of the ‘is your journey really necessary?’ variety, and they’re probably right. With grit and salt in short supply, the roads aren’t getting any easier, and the temperatures are dropping.
Here’s a miscellany of Harrogate photos: the town centre, chilly allotments, chillier birds, snowmen and similar, icicles….all a record of this extraordinary January