A great deal of people in several areas of the UK couldn't make it to work today because of the amount of ice and snow around, just on the way here many cars were seen spinning in place in their driveways and on the side of the road with the drivers inside desperately trying to get to their destination before phoning in to let someone know that they won't make it. Times like this are hard enough for able-bodied people, stopping them in their tracks or having to take longer routes to avoid the treacherous snow, for older people or those with physical disabilities it's even harder. So even though this is a jolly time of year and it sure does look nice, please remember to offer help those who have difficulty getting around in this weather, even something simple like asking one of your elderly neighbours if they need anything will mean a lot to them.