Travelled to Humberside to see my great-grandson (Jaxon) in person (3 weeks old now). Went back to hotel just before the main snow arrived and cut off the village.
Roads all blocked on Wednesday so confined to hotel room (Aah!! Stir crazy!!). Slipped in bath (support rails in Accessible Room were glossy) and stretched sciatic nerve (Ouch! and other unprintable words)....made for restless night! Do I travel home on Thursday or not? Traffic England states route home clear but news indicates Storm Ella rapidly approaching from West. Decision made to travel due to meds enough to Sunday only. Hotel staff loaded my car (PT Cruiser), refuelled and ready to go.
Driving 170 miles in varying degrees of snow; fierce wind chill so that the water jets (not the pipes) and wipers kept icing up. Never visited so many Motorway Service Areas!! Last 60 miles in gradually increasing snow and...when I arrive in Milton Keynes there is 2" of fresh snow but roads have not been gritted (25 mph max.)and waltz to a stop.
Add in that my wife won't drive so I had to drive the whole way with sciatic nerve allowing me maximum comfort NOT!! Thank God for co-codamol!
Snow continued after my arrival home to 5", and more snow on Friday (to 7"). I'm home, have medications and a well-stocked larder.