Remember this - a year ago?

johnh.leigh@tiscali.co.uk'River at Chatsworth, by John Leigh
johnh.leigh@tiscali.co.uk'River at Chatsworth, by John Leigh
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WHAT a difference a year – and six inches of snow – makes.

This time in 2010 we were shivering and slithering around in snow and ice (and -6° frosts) with much more on the way.

A pedestrians walking on Abbeydale Road South, Millhouses, Sheffield during the rush hour with not a bus are vehicles in sight during yesterday's heavy snow fall ' see story ????????   Picture by Chris Lawton 1st Dec 2010

A pedestrians walking on Abbeydale Road South, Millhouses, Sheffield during the rush hour with not a bus are vehicles in sight during yesterday's heavy snow fall ' see story ???????? Picture by Chris Lawton 1st Dec 2010

Schools were closing, roads blocked and the council had already used 2,500 tonnes of grit to try and keep routes open.

But just look at the picture below of Chatsworth the other day by Star reader John Leigh – taken as temperatures soared to 60 degrees-plus.

Global warming? Or just daft British weather like it’s always been?

Not sure, but The Diary is enjoying it while it lasts.