Wow. The last thing I expected when I left Telford under cold but clear skies this morning was to be driving in thick snow just 30 miles later.

But snow it did, and then some, as I wound my way towards Bala.

En route, word came through that a certain Jeremy Clarkson had been giving the Dacia Logan a good kicking in the weekend papers. I'm surprised by that, for all the reasons that is making its sister car, the Sandero, stand out today.

Sure, it's low power makes going tough on windy roads, but there's something to appreciate about carrying momentum in such conditions.