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Snow, Glorious Snow!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Posted in: random rambling


So, the country came to a stop today just because of a little snow. Ok, maybe not so little, but still, how can a country like England not know how to deal with the white stuff? I wouldn’t mind, but we knew it was coming three days ago!

Anyhow, 1 in 5 people stayed off work today, costing employers over £1bn.


Personally, I found it was the perfect time to visit the post office, and do my big food shop. I was able to park across two car parking spaces, because the supermarket was so quiet. I was paranoid about women who can’t drive in the snow hitting my car, whilst attempting to park, which is why I selfishly used two parking spaces.

Yeah, yeah, I’m probably being a tad sexist, but having watched women with no spatial awareness whatsoever, have crunches in supermarket car parks for a number of years now, I thought it was better to be safe than sorry.


My final journey happened at 11pm tonight, when I drove over to my brother’s house to make sure everything was ok. They’re on hols at the mo, so I’m charged with looking after their property.

The snow was falling even heavier tonight, and I nearly got stuck up the hill, but I just about made it.

Anyhoo, I’m off to watch Lipstick Jungle now, after my big snow day.



  • We’ve got a lot of places that come to a halt over snow, too.

    We got hit bad this time around though…it was the ice more than the snow. Hundreds of thousands lost power, and sadly, some people died because they decided to use charcoal grills in the house for warmth, or run a generator in a poorly ventilated area. Carbon monoxide got them. Poor folks.


  • Lovely pictures.

    Had to laugh when you said everyone knew it was coming. Years ago we were living in England when a hurricane hit. The night before, a hurricane was being predicted but Michael Fish was presenting the weather and actually said not to worry, England never gets hit by a hurricane. When we woke up the next morning there was flooding everywhere, trees were down, it was horrible. This was about 15 years ago, or so. Do you remember?


  • We had record snow fall here in So Cali in mid-December. The world as we know it came to a screeching halt. Had to comment because the Mayor of London was all over the news here saying he wasn’t going to spend money to buy more snow plows for a snowfall that only happens every 20 years.


  • Rosie, the mayor of London is an ass, and an idiot.

    Linda, I remember!! And Michael Fish had a few episodes where he got it wrong throughout his career.


  • Dawn
    February 3
    11:56 am

    I managed to get to work yesterday, so I wasn’t one of those costing the country £1.2bn.

    I don’t understand why everytime we get any snow the country must grind to a halt. Frankly, I’d rather pay a bit more tax to get snow ploughs and whatevers so that when it snows I can go about my business without too many problems. And surely that would cost a whole lot less than £1.2bn.

    The next thing would be for the the teachers to get some balls and not close the schools just because it’s snowed. I remember walking to school when the snow was a lot heavier than it was yesterday, when I was younger.


  • Karen Scott
    February 3
    1:45 pm

    Exactly Dawn! When I was at school, schools being closed for bad weather was an absolute rarity, after all, most of us used to walk to school everyday.


  • Louise van Hine
    February 4
    4:04 am

    Karen, what part of Old Blighty do you live anyhow? I lived for several months in the borderlands of Wiltshire and S. Gloucestershire but it was all during the summer and autumn.


  • Hi Louise, I live about 180 miles north of Wiltshire. *g*


  • Louise van Hine
    February 4
    10:10 pm

    oooh! then you must be up round about Cheltenham or Tewkesbury or something, where the terrible floods were in 2007. I was there for those floods, but being down on the South Glouc border it is all high country and we got to look down on the raging Avon and whatever those other rivers were.


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