So true to his word, the landlord sent three men and a lift to save us from death by ice. I couldn't go outside and take photos as baby boy and I were trapped inside by metres of snow on three sides, and falling ice and a lift on the fourth. I got a few shots though which I think illustrates very well my neighbours' snow disposal technique which I mentioned in my previous post.
There's still plenty of ice on the roof, but the overhang is gone (to join the great pile in the drive). We can now go in and out of the house without wearing safety helmets.