Pregnant Emma Bunton faces spending Christmas at her mother's house after she was forced to quit her luxury home when icy weather froze the property's plumbing.
The former Spice Girl was looking forward to enjoying the festive season with her longterm partner Jade Jones and their three-year-old son Beau at the family home in Hertfordshire, south England.
But the region was hit with heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures over the weekend (18-19Dec10) - and the family has been forced to flee to Bunton's mother Pauline's house after water pipes at their home froze over.
Taking to her Twitter.com blog, Bunton writes, "Good morning, I've woken to frozen pipes so no water!!! Need a plumber!!... So we can't un freeze my pipes, off to my mums to get looked after!!!"