As soon as it gets a little cool, and that white stuff falls from the sky, chaos ensues. Here in the UK we have had some snow, I am sure you have all heard of Eurostar and fluffy snow putting a hold on travel plans. The Eurostar operators blame a very cold France, where the weather has been the coldest for at least 15 years. Interestingly I never realised how many people now traveled by Eurostar.
Closer to home Easyjet cancelled hundreds of flights from Luton. I expect the cold will not last, and flights will be back to normal in January. Important for me, because I have some work in Scotland starting in January.
Even closer to home, there are stories of people taking 2 hours to travel through Aylesbury. I don’t understand that one, I see at most 2 centimeters of snow outside on the drive.
It is cool, last night was the coldest, going down to -6 Celsius on our thermometer. (That’s outside, not inside our house.) Google tells me Oxford was actually -9. Rosemary’s brother living over in Canada sent a cutting from a local paper where the temperature had made a record low in the nearby city of Edmonton. A minus 46.1 Celsius. This record was 10 degrees colder than the previous record. The previous record was set last year.
Europe is suffering the cold as well. I suppose with global warming, there must be some places suffering incredible heat to make up for our record lows across Europe and Canada.
Christmas is now almost on us, so on a Christmas spirit thing, take a look at Santa’s check list. This is suitable for children to view, as if I would put anything that was not 🙂 christmas-risk-assessment
Christmas is in a couple of days, rain is predicted for later today, so there will not be a white Christmas. 🙁