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Just because...

2nd February 2009 (13:10)
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...everybody else in Britain is doing it right now.

View from outside my back door, ten minutes ago. The snow-covered garden furniture makes me chuckle:

snow

 

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Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:19 (UTC)
Cold

Here the sun is shining brightly - I have snow envy.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:36 (UTC)

Aww. Fortunately I don't need to leave the house today, otherwise there'd be nothing to envy...

Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:38 (UTC)

Still snowing here but looks like a similar amount. Strange the media is making such a big deal as it snowed more heavily 3 years ago in February. I suppose it's because there's snow in London this time.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:46 (UTC)

Well, it's the heaviest snow I personally remember seeing in London for about 20 years. Sure, it snows heavily Up North much more often, but that's not where most of the media are based.

Posted by: tessarin (tessarin)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:54 (UTC)

Yep, saw the 18 years comment on Sky which prompted the observation. London is really at the bottom of a big bowl so it doesn't have that little extra elevation required for snow.

I remember being in West Kingsdown (Brands Hatch) on the North Downs submerged under 4 feet of snow around 1992 and friends in Paddock Wood all of 12 miles away but in the Weald had a light dusting. Didn't believe me.

Had about 2 feet the last time a couple of years ago, again only a light dusting towards Maidstone. So this is currently less.

I think what is unusual about this one is it's both North and South.

Posted by: Lily (lavastar)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 13:57 (UTC)

Heh. I'm sure deird1 would be jealous - she lives in Australia.

Here in the States we just have a bunch of crappy ice that's melting.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 15:46 (UTC)

That's normally what we get too...

Posted by: The Mezzanine (deird1)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 19:07 (UTC)

*nods*

So insanely jealous!

Stupid financial crisis keeping me out of England...

Posted by: Just Keeping Things In Perspective (quietpoet)
Posted at: 3rd February 2009 06:03 (UTC)

yeah! I would've gotten to my car easier if I had blades on the bottom of my shoes - my parking lot at work is AWFUL

Posted by: candleanfeather (candleanfeather)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 14:56 (UTC)

Beautiful.

Snow fell here too, but it's already totally melted, thanks to the rain. :(

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 15:47 (UTC)

Aww. It's because we're further north than you are. :)

Posted by: lara beckinsale (larabeckinsale)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 16:24 (UTC)
spike

Wow! That's too much snow! It's pretty though, for me anyway, because we don't have snow around here, not even in the coldest time of the year and it looks so nice, must be freezing though, right?

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 17:55 (UTC)

Well, I have a fan heater next to my feet at the moment. :)

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 17:46 (UTC)
Santa Jayne once hit a guy in the neck a

You lucky bastard.

You lucky, lucky bastard.

*glares at barely frost-covered lawn*

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 2nd February 2009 17:55 (UTC)

What???

You mean your lawn isn't buried under 5 metres of snow, and polar bears are roaming past your house?

*Illusions shattering*

Posted by: Easily distracted fangirl. (cursedfire)
Posted at: 3rd February 2009 18:28 (UTC)

Ohhh. That's so nice.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 3rd February 2009 20:39 (UTC)

It's melted a bit in the last 36 hours but most of it's still there. :)

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