I had to abandon my plans to take parcels to the Post Office and instead stayed indoors in the warm drinking tea and watching the flakes fall (they are quite hypnotic, aren't they?) and dozens of birds flocking to my parents bird feeders.
I took a couple of snaps of some of the visitors soon after the snow began falling:
(Click on the photos if you'd like to view them larger).
We're very lucky to get a wide range of birds visiting my parents garden: blue tits, coal tits, great tits, long tailed tits, green woodpeckers, great spotted woodpeckers, chaffinches, goldfinches, greenfinches, jays, blackbirds, dunnocks, wrens, parakeets, crows, pigeons, sparrows, magpies, nut hatches... there are even a couple of kites nesting nearby that we often see flying overhead.
Perfect for a bird lover like me, and a very nice change from my old flat where we mostly saw lots of pigeons and lots and lots of noisy seagulls.