Oliver O’Driscoll having fun on his sled in the snow beneath Rodborough Fort, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
(PIC BY PAUL NICHOLLS) 5 JANUARY 2009

School closures and snow, head for the hills because you can guarantee there will be children sledding but it is fraught with danger. Not being taken out by a sled but photographing children. Hopefully they will be accompanied by an adult, but not always. This guy was really going for it, but before I could do anything I had to ask permission. Luckily he had been provided with a mobile phone, and after showing him my press card he phoned his mother. I spoke to her, explained who I was and gave her numbers of colleagues who could clarify this. She phoned a colleague, who then phoned me to say I was clear to  take this guys photo. The effort was worth it I think.