We woke up to the sight of heavy snow falling outside but it stopped at about 8AM so we went out and built a snowman. Linda went off to work and at 10:30 Betty rang me to ask if I could take some kids sledging. So I took Gemma, Joanna and Tina’s son Lee over to the hill by Heytesbury roundabout and we spent a couple of hours there sliding down between the trees. Before we left to drive back to the Dove we went up to the top of the hill where there was a wonderful view out over the snow-covered Wylye Valley.
When Linda finished work we packed some things and headed for London. Going up over the Salisbury Plain, the snow made a lovely picture in the late afternoon sunlight as it threw every detail of the landscape into fine focus. It took us 2 1/2 hours to reach Fulham and after dropping our stuff at the flat we went over to the Carlton Arms to see Lydia and Jenny who were working there. After a couple of warming drinks, Linda and I went down to North End Road for a burger.