I am feeling guilty. I wished for snow and I got snow. And now the country is
slowly sliding to a standstill. Here, in our wee corner of the country we escaped
the worst of the snow - so far. We've just had a couple of showers earlier in the
week and gradually the midday sun has melted the snow. Temperatures, however,
continue to plummet below freezing during the night resulting in icy roads and footpaths,
and frozen pipes. Now blizzards are forecast over the weekend.
The Government has ordered all schools in the country to close
until next Thursday and local authorities are running out of salt to grit the roads.