Archive for February 9th, 2007

Snow in London

Snow in London, February 2007

Yesterday morning, Jon and I woke up to find two inches of snow blanketing the city (see above photo taken from our small patio). We haven’t seen snow in years! Usually, we just get rain, so when we saw snow, it felt like a holiday – Christmas morning, even.

Sadly, the holiday ended quickly when we discovered no buses were running, the tube lines were partly suspended or subject to long delays, and the sidewalks were rapidly melting into icy mush because nobody owns a snow shovel. Quality!

Mildly entertaining was the tone of news reports leading up to, and during, the “snow storm.” I mean, sure, the city’s not prepared for snow, but you can imagine how two inches of snow doesn’t exactly count as a snow storm.

By the end of the day, all the snow had melted. C’est la vie. It was fun while it lasted.

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