Despite the dire warnings of the forecasters, we still don’t have any snow. Well, not strictly true, I guess, as my car does look like it has a bit of a dandruff problem.
The wind blew a hooley most of last night, so I was expecting snow drifts this morning. Boy was I disappointed and I know my great-granddaughter, Summer, is too. She was hoping for a “snow-day” or two off from school. To be fair the school is closing at lunchtime.
How do I know this ?
The school, much to my surprise, sent me a text message early this morning. Unbeknownst to me, my granddaughter had provided my number as one of the emergency contact numbers. They, exercising due diligence, had informed the parents and emergency contacts.
Anyway, the forecasters are still warning of imminent snowmageddon so, Summer may still get her wish.
So, until “The Beast From The East” puts in an appearance this is what I’ll have to put up with, looking out of my lounge window …..
Although we haven’t been inundated with snow it is still cold, bloody cold. It is -4 outside and there is still that biting wind to contend with. Not sure what the windchill factor is but all I know is, I am staying inside to keep nice and cosy.
My thoughts are with all those in the UK who are having to contend with conditions much worse than we are experiencing down here in southern Hampshire.
I am gobsmacked and enraged by some of the comments that have been left on The News website. There are some morons out there that have commented that they are OK with this litter being left behind, as it keeps someone else employed, that this litter being left by “Joe Public” is down to the incompetence of the people who manage this beauty spot.
I’ve no issue with people dropping litter, keeps someone in a job cleaning it up.
that this litter being left by “Joe Public” is down to the incompetence of the people who manage this beauty spot.
Unfortunately this has occurred due to the abject incompetence of those tasked with taking care of the area.
It is attitudes like those that make me ashamed to be English.
Against my better judgement, I drove my wife to work today. Normally the round trip, not accounting for waiting time, is around 30 – 35 minutes. Today, due to the inclement weather conditions, the whole journey took around 130 minutes. Of course I moaned all the way to my wifes place of work. Problem is that I had no one to moan to on my way home and that was by far the longer and worst part of the journey.
I took a few snaps during the journey which was punctuated by many tedious stops.
The UKs media are, this morning, falling over themselves to report on, well, nothing really. Who can make the UKs weather the big story of day.
Last night they were warning us about the snow and the big freeze that is going to engulf the country. The ITV News and Weather were advising us that “much of the country” was going to be impacted.
This morning that has translated into “about a third of the country”
Last night we were being warned that even if we didn’t get any snow we could expect to get the severe icy conditions with temperatures as low as -6 degC dropping to -15 degC by the end of the week.
This morning we have +2 degC and no snow
On the TV we have had reporters dramatically describing to us how Stansted Airport is operating as normal, how the roads are clear and traffic is flowing unimpeded by the weather.
To a degree I can understand why they are doing it. After all the last big freeze caught many of us with our pants down. In some case the authorities let us down but predominantly we let ourselves down.
Britain does have four seasons every year, pretty much without fail. So it follows that we will have Winter at some time. We should not be surprised when the winter brings with it snow and ice.
Only in Britain are such conditions or even the lack of them deemed suitable for such a media frenzy.