Two centimeters of snow and once again the country comes to a halt! Or does it? It’s true there were delays and cancellations on the Trains and the airports got backed up as a result of closed runways, but then there’s always delays on trains and airports get backed up. My journey on Southern Trains today was fine, no unusal delays got to work earlier than normal due to my facination with virgin snow. Travelling from south London through to Gatwick was picturesque and peaceful at 7.30 in the morning.
I didn’t have my camera with me but I wish I had. It was picture postcard the views outside the train window. I hope it snows again next week. I don’t know if you feel the same, but I think that the newspapers and specifically the TV news hyper-sensationalises small events like this. After all, this weather pattern was forecast for days in advance. It’s not like the local authorites, transport authorities and councils didn’t have advance warning, enabling them to get the gritter trucks out to ensure the roads, rails and runways were clear. It’s not like you were going to be penalised for being late for work, everyone is late for work in adverse weather.
Whatever happened to that British ‘knuckle down and get on with it’ spirit, we younguns’ have been hearing about since we were kids? I think we need to find it again and stop all this miserable bitchin’.