What's actually been happening is a light layer of snow has fallen each day since Friday and during the sub-zero temperatures overnight that innocent little layer has frozen. Then covered by another layer of snow, and so on. The end result is several layers of ice and snow. Treacherous.
Yesterday I decided to brave the roads and go to the bank. The sky was blue, the snow and ice appeared to be over the worst of it and people were going about their day without major problems. Whilst I was at the bank, inside a shopping centre, I took a look around a couple of shops and was in there for 30 minutes tops. When I drove out of the underground carpark I was shocked to find myself driving through heavy snow, with cars sliding on the roads ahead of me.
Fortunately, I got back safely and parked my car on the - sloping - driveway as usual, although it felt quite slippy as I drove up.
Last night, just after I'd changed into my pyjamas (pink polka-dot brushed cotton if you must know, very glam) my neighbour knocked on the door to tell me my car had slid down the driveway and into the road. What!???