LONG AWAITED SNOW ARRIVES AT LAST
(I wrote this post on Friday)
All week our national news coverage has been about the snow that is going to hit the UK and cause chaos. At long last it arrived in my area this morning just as children were heading for school and the rush hour traffic was at its peak – of course.
Normally I am thrilled at the prospect of snow, but this time I am a little less happy about it. Tomorrow morning, early, we are heading for the airport to fly to Dallas, Texas for a week. Mr I is attending a conference, to which spouses/partners are also welcome, and we are going a few days early so that we can see a bit of the area before he has meetings to go to and speakers to listen to. While he’s doing that I hope to fit in some relaxation and shopping.
Those of you who are reading this in countries where heavy snow is part and parcel of every winter will no doubt be laughing about the fact that the UK can grind to a standstill with half an inch of snow on the ground, and that the news coverage is almost 24 hours a day from different corners of the country where we see the effects the snow is having. The shelves in the supermarkets were half empty on Thursday when I went to pick up a couple of things I needed, so the panic buying must have started. The roads will be gridlocked because they have not been gritted adequately (despite all the advance warning of the snow), trains will be cancelled because it is the ‘wrong type of snow’ or the drivers won’t have been able to get to work to drive the trains. Flights will be delayed whilst the runways are cleared and planes de-iced. Luckily it’s the weekend now but, if it hadn’t been, many schools would have been closed because the paths might not have been safe for the children to walk on… The list goes on.
I might be a bit quiet this week, apart from a few scheduled posts (fingers crossed), because I hope to be out and about being a tourist – assuming we get to Dallas of course – I might be blogging from Heathrow airport tomorrow!
Have a good weekend all.
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