Thursday, 8 February 2007

Bit chilly

We've had the lightest covering of snow ever and most of the schools in the area are closed.

I started by thinking that this was ridiculous. I barely remember our schools closing regardless of snow fall. Two inches of snow certainly didn't justify closure.

And interestingly I'm sure that Ethan's nursery, which has a financial interest in opening, will be open, despite the fact that they employ more people than the local school and they are located just a few hundred yards away on an ungritted road.

I also remembered when I had a Saturday job, following a heavy snow fall, I walked the three miles to work and arrived on time.

So on the one hand I think we've turned into a bunch of nampy pamby weather and work shy individuals. On the other hand I'm really pleased Hannah can stay at home and play in the snow. She tells me that when it snows on a school day they aren't allowed out because the teachers don't like them tramping snow into the classroom. Killjoys!

Anyway, I'm off out to build a snowman. I might nip into loft and retrieve some ski gear. I know I'll get grumpy if I get cold and wet.

1 comment:

Ann said...


I think it's because we have been lulled into an overly politically-correct and Health and Safety conscious nation. Let's face it, most people in this country get precious few opportunities to drive in snow and ice, so when we do get some it is chaos.

At least the gritters are more efficient these days, most of the time. And, hey, the weather forecasters got it absolutely right!

Posted by Darryl On Friday, February 09, 2007 at 1:23 PM
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It must be great to be able to say "Can't come into work - Health and Safety."

Maybe I need to have one of those portable ice rinks installed between my back door and the car door, thus giving me a permanent, if expensive, Health and Safety reason for avoiding work.

Posted by Ann On Friday, February 09, 2007 at 3:31 PM
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Posted by Darryl On Friday, February 09, 2007 at 10:40 PM
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