Tomorrow is the first of March, so Winter has made an appearance in Norfolk, in case we were silly enough to be expecting Spring. After some light snow for two days this week, it finally got serious during the night. Still falling heavily as I type, and not much above freezing either. So, it is settling, and there is a good six inches or more on the cars, and covering the lawn.
As always, despite warnings of this avalanche from Siberia, this country cannot cope. All the major roads are closed, and most trains have been cancelled. People have been killed in road accidents, and we are advised not to drive anywhere, unless it is ‘essential’. Schools are shut too, as the ‘Health and Safety’ aspects make the authorities worry about children falling over. It doesn’t seem to occur to them that the children given a day off school will be falling over happily elsewhere, as they play out in the snowy countryside.
Just as well I went shopping on Monday. I doubt the online delivery services will be getting through to small villages. When you think of countries like Russia and Canada, coping with ten times as much snow and significantly lower temperatures, it does seem pathetic. In the 21st century, we are shut-in like medieval villagers, with walking the only option.
At least Ollie will enjoy the chance of a romp in the snow later.