Best Foot ForwardThe promised snow did arrive over night and it was snowing like the clappers when I got up this morning.  As I mentioned yesterday I had no choice but to go into work because I was on Business Improvements Delivering Excellence training.  So there was nothing for it but to put my best foot forward and venture into the snow.

Just as I was about to leave the house the phone started ringing (this is becoming a habit ) setting me back a few minutes.  Eventually I left the house, located my car underneath it’s layer of snow and made my way slowly into work.

The estate road was very slippery and slidey  but the main roads weren’t too bad if not brilliant.  There was more than the fair share of  idiots on the road, I think the snow attracts them.  The snow was very thick when I got to work and there was a mini snowplow careering round the car park at speed.  I guess boys just have to have their fun ;-) but at least it gave me a nice place to park without any snow.

It was worth the journey in because I found the course very useful.  We were concentrating on problem solving and my team of trainees picked an area of my work which has been causing me problems for ages.  So now I have a way forward which is beneficial to my team and organisation as a whole, we just need to do some more work on it and get it implemented.

As we finished the course, the snow picked up and started to come down thick and fast.  I was contemplating leaving early just in case the roads got a bit iffy later.  When I got back to my desk I found some priority A buy requirements needing attention from me before they could be passed through to the purchasing section.  When I looked at them a bit more closely I found that the items were required extremely urgently in support of military equipment  due to be deployed to Afghanistan.  Of course my conscience wouldn’t allow me to go home until I had actioned them.

By the time I left, the snow was quite thick but the roads were fine and by the time I got home the snow was thawing as fast as it was falling despite it being below freezing.  The first thing I did when I got home was to venture into the garden to capture some snowy shots whilst I still had the opportunity.

Snow at Eventime

Traces of Snow

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 13th 2010

16 Responses to “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow”

  1. Claudia says:

    Fantastic post, CherryPie. The video makes it so real. I’m right there watching and hearing the snow fall. I can nearly touch the branches of your tree. That snow is very soft. I doubt it will last very long. Not like in Andrew’s land, and Seanhenge. But it does create a magical scene.

    • CherryPie says:

      It was very soft and although there was a good layer on the ground it was melting too despite it being below freezing.

      A few miles up the road at work was quite a different matter though. The snow was very thick and foggy and on the way home I had a bit of difficulty after parking in a snowy place.

  2. jmb says:

    You are having a pretty grim winter in your part of the world. After last year we are not complaining about the rain here!

    • CherryPie says:

      I thought about you when we had our snow and remembered how it was for you last Christmas.

      I am glad you got to celebrate on time this year.

  3. Phidelm says:

    Greetings from grimly soggy Cote d’Azur, Cherie. Arduous journey obviously worth it, for the useful tips picked up on the course. Amazing pix & video. As long as you’re indoors, there’s something soothing about snow … until you have to gear yourself up to go out & deal with its consequences!

  4. liz says:

    Well done!

    Snow’s all gone here now.

  5. Sean Jeating says:

    When talking about Business Improvements Delivering Excellence training, do you use the abbreviation? Ha ha ha

    Even more serious: What exactly would they be able to teach someone with your experience?

    Last not least, CherryPie: You did have a choice! :)

    • CherryPie says:

      On this occasion we haven’t been using an abbreviation which is unusual. I am sure if I point it out to everyone they won’t be able to resist using it in future ;-)

      You are too kind :-)

      You are right I did have a choice and I chose not to let my colleagues down.

  6. Linda says:

    Lovely peaceful scences. It’s been fun but hard work. I’m glad the thaw has set in here (Lancashire)

  7. I’m happy to report that the snow has cleared here. I hope we’ve seen the back of it for this Winter now

  8. jameshigham says:

    Waiting for the next dump.