Yesterday we opened the curtains and had a shock! White, snow, icy pavements. My personal horror. Last year in the really bad snow here in Scotland, there were several weeks when I hardly ventured out. And I am quite paranoid about it, I had an anxiety dream about being on the edge of a wooden jetty, nearly over the edge and backing myself carefully away from it. So it's serious!
I've stocked up the freezer, lined up my daughter to do the odd emergency shop and briefed my friends that I may not be too reliable. I've got a walking pole, boots with treads on and those ice crampons, although I've heard that they're lethal on non snowy surfaces.
So what do you all do. And how do we cope with cabin fever? I think the Internet must be one of the most fantastic resources for us.