Sunday, 10 January 2010

We Dig, Dig, Dig, Dig the whole day through

Saturday saw me working with Parents and Governors at Alfred Sutton to try and get the car park cleared and make paths through the snow so the school could open.

We had a great day working as teams to clear the snow. It was about 8 inches deep across the car park and a bit deeper within the school. There were about 20 people working very hard, and only on the promise of a cup of tea and a portion of chips to keep going.

The effort was greatly helped by one of the Dad's going home and making 2 massive snow shovles, without these I don't think that we would have done it so quickly. Starting at 10 o'clock three of us were steadily joined by more and more people so that by 3 o'clock we had finished. We were a very international group, with Brits working with Dutch, German and Romanian to deafet the snow. You can see what we acheived in the before and after photos.

It was great fun, but if everyone was a tired as I was there were a lot of very quite homes that evening. I managed to fall asleep on the sofa at about 6pm and had to crawl to bed at 9.30pm. I still ache....

So the snow continues, please remember your neighbours to make sure that everyone is ok in the snowy week.