In case you hadn’t noticed, it’s winter. We haven’t seen very much evidence of it in the UK, but it’s set in hard elsewhere in the world.
It certainly has in Azerbaijan, way out east on the Caspian sea and thousands of miles from any source of winter warmth. Indeed, it’s so cold out there at the moment that the roads are covered in thick, hard ice. Which makes them brilliant ice rinks but pretty useless roads, as this footage shot at the bottom of a hill in a busy urban area shows. The ice is so slick that even pedestrians can’t get across.
Quite how none of the wildy out-of-control cars, trucks and buses that come skittering down the slippery slope don’t crash is completely beyond us.