For the first time in around tree weeks, I was able to drive up to my Mother's cottage on tarmac (and potholes) instead of snow. No four wheel drive and no diff-locks!!
By the time I arrived at her village though, it was snowing again.
Normally from here, you can see over to the 'Shire' and beyond to the moors but the heavy cloud and wet snow fall closed the view down to the edge of the village.