I went out today for the first time since Friday, sluggard that I am. I needed to replenish my store of coffee and walked along Upper Street to Carluccio’s, as I like their ground coffee.
I was unsure what the footing would be like and took with me some shoes chains that my son had sent me. These neat devices fit onto your shoe with a retaining rubber band and can easily be attached and detached. In the event, I did not need them as the pavements along the main roads were virtually clear, leaving only a few strips of dirty snow along the kerb.
Off the beaten track, however, where there is less traffic and the grit lorries do not pass, it is a different story. The ground was quite slippery here and shoe chains would have been useful if I had continued.
Instead, I stepped aside into St Mary’s Church Garden, where the snow still lay relatively undisturbed though there were signs that people had tried to make snowmen or oversized snowballs.
I walked along a nearly snow-free street to Islington Green which, like St Mary’s Garden was also still thick with snow and empty of the people who usually sit here.
Meanwhile, I hear that there have been long queues at St Pancras, curling right around that very large building, as anxious travellers, unable to fly, have been trying to travel by Eurostar instead.
When Tigger returned from work later, she told me it was snowing again. We’ll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.