I'm a bit behind with blogging, but shall post some photos from our Christmas adventures over the next couple of days.
Our first trip was to Formby on Christmas Eve. We were pleasantly surprised to find the roads passable (though Formby hadn't been gritted) and very few accidents to have occurred on our route that day.
As usual we stopped at Stafford North services. The lake was frozen with the exception of a small pool in the centre which had been kept free of ice by the fountain.
These icicles in either Thornton or Netherton (can't remember where I took them) are the longest I've ever seen:
The fields next to the Formby bypass looked like something out of a Narnia film: