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It is raining. Or is it snowing? It is hard to say. There was a thin layer of snow outside this morning. My daughters were very excited. I wasn’t, because I knew that the school run was going to be a nightmare. I know, I have become an old bore. That said, it was indeed a nightmare, but we made it eventually and the school was open, which was a relief.
Whether you are in London or in Paris, you see, some things never change. For instance, you know for sure that public transports will be disrupted when it is snowing. You also know that the roads will be busier. If you have to fly somewhere, you simply know that our flight will be delayed. It is a given.
That said, what I like about London is that some things are still working when it snows. They even seem to be thriving. The snow hasn’t affected them at all. For instance, there is a guy in Pimlico that I see running every morning while driving the girls to school. He was here today, and had a short and a vest under the snow. Unbelievable. I think that he was even less covered than usual. Wow.
Then, on Crowmwell Road, the horse guards were still having their morning stroll. You will be pleased to know that no horse pooed on my car this time (read here if you want to know about this adventure). They didn’t seem to notice the snow at all. In London, you have to get your priorities right.
I find it reassuring that, for some, it is business as usual.
I now have to keep my fingers crossed and hope that it will not be total chaos tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Muriel – A French Yummy Mummy In London
  • From the looks of it, it would seem that it would take a little more snow before things got bollocksed up…

  • Ah, I reckon we won’t see too much disruption tomorrow. It is weird when you travel across London when it’s snowy though – I can leave home in North London in wellies to crunch through a couple of inches of proper snow but then by the time i’m in the middle of town…nada! Not even the tiniest snowflake, just soggy puddles!

  • SarahHague

    I had a patch of front garden that had some white on it. I couldn’t decide if it was frost or snow. It was the only patch on the whole road…

    More snow is expected in London later today/tonight, isn’t it? Good luck with that. My boys are hoping for snow too, although not really forecast this far south, and school closures.

  • jpagemanuel

    I hope there was no nightmare to deal with. If there was, I suggest having a nice, rich cup of hot cocoa. It always makes everything alright, doesn’t it? 😉

  • MuMuGB

    The snow didn’t last. Phew! Lucky escape. That said, I think that I will have the cup of cocoa that you are talking about! Thanks for the suggestion!

  • MuMuGB

    No snow today. What a relief! Apparently, we might have some snow this week-end…Wait and see. I am NOT looking forward to it!

  • MuMuGB

    Roy, over here, even a little bit of snow disrupts everything. Don’t ask me why. Planes are delayed, tube is not working…That’s just the way it is, I suppose!

  • MuMuGB

    Bad luck Flora! To make matters even worse, wellies don’t keep your feet warm, do they? Hope you were not too cold!

  • jonesbabie

    It snowed here yesterday and totally disrupted everything…if there is one thing people in the southern USA can’t deal with, it is snow lol…

  • It doesn’t snow here, ever. But yes, its chilly and the flights are disturbed!

  • YES! Omigoodness, I almost wiped out last week when my car hit black ice. I literally held up over 10 cars because I was stuck in two lanes. The winter scares me!!

  • Amanda Sachs

    Yeah… everyone here sees a snowflake and freaks out. Schools shut down, people panic about getting to work and the stores run out of milk, bread and toilet paper!

  • MuMuGB

    Well, you are, I believe, in a much colder place than me. All we had in London was an inch of snow! That said, just like you I am more of a summer person!

  • MuMuGB

    I am curious to know what chilly means for you…Right now, I think that I could take the first flight to go to the UAE and see a little bit of sun!

  • MuMuGB

    Ah, the joy of snow! In London, they shut everything down at the first sign of snow. It would be really funny it it weren’t so pathetic…