There's a steady drip outside my window. I just shovelled the snow from our front path- and it came up- surprisingly easily- in big icy slabs. There's was a snow fall yesterday- but we were on the edge of it and only got a sprinkling. Cars are moving down the worn channel in the centre of our road with confidence. Today is refuse collection day, but it looks as if the binmen aren't risking it- again.