Today, the student had enough, the house got seriously tidied and the van filled with stuff for the tip.
This was not as simple as it seems another white knuckle run to the main road.
Deliver the rubbish to the recycling yard, then struggle uphill home.
Taliesin had decided he needed to get out, so that was his Saxo stuck on the drive....
Remove that and get a text that there is more snow (I has sort of noticed this) and college is closing.
Down the Cresta run so Tallie can meet his mate and go into town, coming the other way a 4x4, who was in the passenger seat? Gwion, his school had closed at 1 PM and no one thought to tell us, so here he was on his way home.
Back up the Cresta run to drop him off then down it again to meet the college bus.
This weather seems in for ever, will it ever end. Will my nerves take much more?
The trip down taken at snails pace keeping the speed down and some semblance of control on the ice, the trip up taken at a pace to keep the traction control working and enough speed to slide over the bits where there is no grip at all.
The Green Goddess is no advantage on this, 4 wheel drive is only useful if there is something to "drive" against - just 4 spinning wheels instead of two.