At school they teach you that water and electricity don't mix. Well what I have learnt is ice and OH don't mix!
To cut a long story short before the snow OH, cycled across patch of black ice and fell off.
Despite no broken bones, no broken skin and no visible bruising, he damaged himself so spectacularly that it took him 5 days to put weight on his foot and is still using a crutch now, some three weeks later.
Now all this could be classed as very bad luck, if it wasn't for the fact that it is the third time I have end up in A&E with him due to ice. (first there was the broken leg whilst sledging, then there was the ice skating incident and now this). So should there be another snowfall in the next 30 years, you will spot our house as the one wrapped up in cotton wool.
In the mean time the children have brought a lurgy home from school and passed it around, so that everyone flaked out in bed, except me of course, who was obliged to peel grapes and mop brows throughout. So I was delighted on Friday when everyone returned to their correct place of school and work and left me in my work room uninterrupted for a whole day.