All the snow has disappeared around London, but last week, a few days were a bit dicey on the roads. London has been much less affected by the snow than most other parts of the country. Last year when I was driving over the North Downs on the M25, we had thick wet snow, which turned the road into a skating rink and I had the most frightening drive of my life. How can we cope with this kind of weather? Snow chains are OTT and wreck your tires and road on bare surfaces. I was talking to a friend on mine yesterday who has bought some “Auto Socks” for his car. This looks like the ideal solution for the occasional snow that we suffer from in this country. I’ve not bought any yet, but will. I can’t tell you how well they work, but they must be worth a try.