The freeze thaw cycle has been busy on last weekend's snow. (Apologies to those of you who cope with REAL snow. Scotland used to but now struggles.)
Our gravel drive developed an impenetrable crust of snow/ice. Even the weight of the car couldn't crack it, so I couldn't drive fully in.
There's a hill nearby which causes a few problems in these conditions, so our council dumps small piles of grit alongside. Drivers shovel it onto the road if they get stuck.
So I went to get a shovel-full for the entrance to our drive. The pile of grit was frozen solid. Not a lot of use to me and even worse if you were stuck on the hill. More snow is forecast tonight, then a big freeze.
So that'll be fun.