When I saw the rain early thursday morning, I could not have been happier! I enjoyed our 'Big Freeze' as it was called, because snow is always fun... in the beginning. I never expected the snow to stay for so long because England's weather is so erratic, but it over-stayed its welcome this year and it caused much disruption, injuries and even death. London came to a complete stand still.
It seems at the moment that the snow has left us, here in sunny ol' England (lol) and I am hoping against hope that it stays that way because inconvinient weather during exams is a b*tch! (Even though I only have 1 left). My college was closed a couple of times, much to my dismay as I missed out valuable lessons time which I really needed; but what puzles me is why we were all so low on grit? It was warned beforehand that such weather was approaching and yet, as a country, we still suffered.
What's more, is that some unfortunate families are now grieving due to a lack of proper gritting the pavements and roads as people have slipped and slided on the ice and have died in horrible accidents. I ask again, why was London so poorly prepared?!
I am so frustrated by London as a whole right now, not just with the grit issue but with transport too, it is abysmal and it affects me directy! An hour I waited for one stupid bus, an hour! Gr.
So for now, London has melted and life resumes. Has anyone else encountered such weather issues since the beginning of 2010? I am interested to know what other countries have experienced :)
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