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18th-Dec-2009 09:13 am
Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery. Jane Austen

There's shedloads of snow out there. It started falling with serious intent about 30 minutes before the Red Hat Lady Singers finished their rehersal last night. I waved them off, fully expecting some of them to return looking for a bed for the night (how seasonal).

I fully intended to go to the Friday morning knitting group today. Really, honestly, I did. But one look at the amount of snow in the drive and the lack of traffic on the road convinced me it would be unwise. We're at the top of a hill and, while progress down would be relatively easy, I watched cars attempting the upward journey to the primary school next door, only to fail and reverse back down again, and was convinced of the folly of such a decision.

I stocked up on the basics a couple of days ago, so we are fine untul after the weekend. MWNN is clearing the snow from the conservatory roof, and I'm preparing to put food and water out for the birds.

It amuses me how weather always seems to take the English by surprise.

18th-Dec-2009 09:17 am (UTC)
There's a little dusting of snow on the closest Welsh hills I can see from my window, but otherwise none at all round here.
18th-Dec-2009 09:20 am (UTC)
You're due for a good snowing-in over the weekend according to the Met Office.
19th-Dec-2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, we had a taste of it today, and more is due on Monday, which wouldn't matter, if it weren't that we have to drive down to Oxford on Wednesday to fetch my mum for Christmas.

18th-Dec-2009 09:42 am (UTC)
We woke up with snow eveywhere , it had stopped at dawn.
But now it's snowing again , a lot , and it's beautiful !
I feel like a child. This definitely brightens my morning.
We can be taken by surprise here in Lyon too when snows comes unexpected .
18th-Dec-2009 11:21 am (UTC)
It is very pretty. I walked to the post box beside the baker's shop earlier and it was wonderful. The baker's van hadn't made it through the snow so there was no bread in the shop. Good thing I bake my own.

We can be taken by surprise here in Lyon too when snows comes unexpected .
We had warnings for the past few days but were still surprised.
18th-Dec-2009 09:47 am (UTC)
Three snowflakes south of the Humber and it's a national crisis - at least as far as London journalists seem to think. It does sound like staying well wrapped-up indoors is the most sensible thing for you to do right now, though. We've had a bare scattering of snow.
18th-Dec-2009 11:23 am (UTC)
It's actually not that cold. Walked to the post box and it was really lovely. The main Cambridge Road hadn't been gritted so I'm pleased at my decision. Mind you, the baker's delivery van hasn't arrived, nor the postman, nor any buses, so it's a good thing I stocked up on Wednesday.
18th-Dec-2009 10:22 am (UTC)
Your country will probably come to a standstill while we're basically dry around here. Weird.
18th-Dec-2009 11:19 am (UTC)
I'm placing bets on a new ice age (which the forecasters were rather keen on promoting in the early 1970s) rather than subscribing to the monre recent global warming theory.
18th-Dec-2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
It amuses me how weather always seems to take the English by surprise.

It really does! I managed to get into work, but that's because the gritters were out on the main roads last night so they were all clear (boo!!). My manager and half the students didn't get in, so we've been sorting most things out via email (a blessing or a curse??).

Only a half day today anyway and now two weeks off! Yay!!!

Keep warm!
18th-Dec-2009 01:12 pm (UTC)
Have a safe journey home before the next wave of snow chugs into Kent.

the gritters were out on the main roads last night
Something went badly wrong in Hertfordshire. No buses running, no post, no delivery at the bakers; the A505 looked as though it hadn't been gritted at all.

Enjoy your holiday.
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