Well we have snow before Christmas, and it shows no sign of melting. We are snowed in
I live in the warmest part of England, and it’s known as “the sunny south eastern corner.” But this winter it hasn’t lived up to its name. It seems that after an amazingly hot summer, winter has arrived with a vengeance, and is here to stay.
I have lived here for 10 years, and although we can get an icy blast from the north wind in the winter, we rarely even get a frost, and snow, whatever is that?
Well now I know what it is. With temperatures below freezing every day, the heating is on constant, we have to clear a path from our door to the gate every day, and even trying to bring the car into the garage is dangerous, as our drive slopes, and the car threatens to run down it.
The roads are icy, not enough gritting has been done, our recycling bags are still languishing outside the houses of everyone in the street, as no-one has been round, and although the local shops are jammed full of people stocking up on their food, in the local town, most of the shops and banks are closed because the staff can’t get in.
Trains are cancelled, buses have stopped, and very few cars have dared to venture onto the roads. Schools are closed, offices too, in fact Herne Bay is at a standstill, the like I have never seen before.
But it isn’t a ghost town, as toboggans are running down the slopes, excited children are playing and building snowmen. Mum and Dad are involved too, it’s turned into a family outing, just like the summer. All warmly wrapped, they are running about, full of excitement, as they have never seen snow this deep before. Dad is more than happy to have some time off work, and who will pine for school, when they can throw snowballs at their friends, and enjoy it all so much.? Maybe I should get a sledge and join in, as apart from walking my dog, there’s nothing else to do because we are snowed in