What a difference a bit of sunshine makes! A few days of fine weather, and Marsden is transformed. Already we see one or two chimney pots shyly peeking through the snow, and I'm guessing it won't be long now before we hear the cheery chirrup of the rescue helicopters.
Giddy with optimism I went down to our garage today and picked up a shovel. If the weather continues to hold I reckon I can tunnel my way to the Co-op by Sunday.