This is a photo of my back gate at dawn today. Looks lovely doesn't it. But that's not snow you see, it's solid ice. I didn't have the energy to clear the driveways and the paths on Sunday, so the paths lost out. No salt to be had anywhere accessible either but that may improve today.
Yesterday the temperature here never rose above -4 and last night it was -11. Today's going to be no better say the BBC.
A few years ago I had a Christmas gift of crampons which are supposedly easy to pull onto boots. Last night I dug them out of their hiding place (yes, surprisingly I remembered where they'd been shoved out of sight) and will see how effective they are as I'm off out to visit friends.