Photo copyright by Malcolm Pemberton 2012

Photo copyright by Malcolm Pemberton 2012

Some Winter Words (Brrrr)

As you see, in Finland they just adapt to snow and ice as it comes (studded tyres, enough anti-freeze to keep you going at minus forty Celcius, block heaters and … proper snow clearing equipment). Here in the UK, this is the advice:

“Rule 228 of the Highway Code

In winter check the local weather forecast for warnings of icy or snowy weather. DO NOT drive in these conditions unless your journey is essential. If it is, take great care and allow more time for your journey. Take an emergency kit of de-icer and ice scraper, torch, warm clothing and boots, first aid kit, jump leads and a shovel, together with a warm drink and emergency food in case you get stuck or your vehicle breaks down.”

The kids here jump for joy when they wake up to snow. Why? No school! 🙂