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How I love snow!  Good job really, as the UK seems to be in the grip of a big freeze at the moment – what the papers are calmly calling “THE WORST AND COLDEST WINTER EVER”.

According to the BBC, places in Scotland will be minus 27 degrees tonight, only 2 degrees warmer than the South Pole.

It’s pretty nippy here in London at minus 5 – we especially felt the chill on Tuesday evening our boiler decided to commit boiler-cide.  The emergency boiler repair service took 36 hours to reach us, so I wandered around for nearly 2 full days with greasy hair and a million jumpers on.

Anyway, we have since been rescued, but the experience did give me food for thought.  We experience 36 hours without heating and hot water – it was inconvenient sure, but we were rescued eventually.  But there are people in the world where that situation is the norm, people who have to make the choice whether to eat or to heat their home.  Isn’t it awful that there is such inequality in the world?

We have around 25cm of snow here in London – the good thing about snow is that not only does it make ugly streets and buildings look pretty, but it also messes up the transport system – which means I can work from home (and play in the snow in my lunch break)

I hate it when snow starts to melt – as the snow disappears and unveils all of the old dog poo and crisp wrappers that had been hidden for weeks prior.  My mourning starts when the slush begins.

How I love snow!  It brings out the inner child in me, and I think there is a little sadistic side of me that enjoys the disruption that weather in Britain brings…and it looks like its here to stay at least into early next week.



Written by Lores

January 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm

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  1. Multi-jumpers and greasy hair are the norm here! And with our “economy” electricity tariff, we are without hot water and heating (apart from a small paraffin stove or a wood-burner) for 5 days out of 7. Bracing is how we like to think of it. 🙂


    January 8, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  2. Oh no! Now I feel like a complete wimp for moaning! 🙂


    January 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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