Well, that was disappointing.
It was particularly cold on Friday night, and it froze our external "condensate" pipe, which meant the hot water and central heating boiler wouldn't start. Given that the forecast was for about three inches of snow to fall overnight on Saturday, I spent most of yesterday afternoon up a ladder unfreezing the pipe (top tip: use one of those microwaveable "wheat bags" intended for wrapping round painful sports injuries), then lagging it with foam.
Woke up this morning -- not even a heavy frost. Elsewhere there has been heavy snow, with the usual disruption, but here, nothing. I suppose we should be relieved and grateful (and if I hadn't managed to get the hot water back up and running it would have been a different story) but I must admit I always look forward to the first real snow of the winter.
But the classic struggle between the Warm Wet Westerly airstream from the Atlantic and the Cold Cold Cold air over continental Europe will continue, so we may still see some snow before February has gone. Living on that front line is what British weather is all about.