it's cold and dangerously icey. Had a hair-raising time driving to school yesterday. We live at the bottom of a hill, the driveway is a hill, Catherine's school is half way up a hill. I know the gritter had been out on Monday night because he sprayed grit all over my car while I was driving to guides but…he didn't think to grit many parts of my route to Catherine's school. The hill up to school was like a sheet of glass. The traffic coming down the hill on the other side of the road from us was at a complete standstill as the person at the front of the queue attempted to negotiate a sheet of glass. The journey took ages and on my return home it had snowed a bit and the driveway was lethal, so lethal that footbrake and handbrake weren't having the desired effect for quite a way down it 😮 Finally, the car arrived at a standstill, at which point I carefully got out, acquired some salt, sprinkled it all over the drive and behind the wheels and got off there quickly! Quite reluctant to park on the road as there is a road opposite and yes, it is a downhill road. I had visions of some poor soul slowly (or quickly) careering into my parked vehicle but I was left with no option.