Down on the south coast we get so little snow that we had it in mind that the recent falls in Dover and Calais meant the snow had passed us by. Couldn't have been more wrong!
A cool five or more inches had fallen in as many hours.
As the day dawned we were greeted with the still falling snow and some abandoned cars.
So in the midst of all this unseasonally early weather, here's a reminder that only two months ago one of us was digging in the sand rather than making snowmen!
Only another three weeks and the nights will start drawing out!!