Thursday, 8 February 2007

Today we had 4 inches of snow

How exciting to wake up and see the snow today. The horses were a bit nonplussed and confused. Dan's Dad had to leave his car on the main road and I had to go and collect him in the Range Rover, but by tea-time the worst of it had gone. According to the news London ground to halt (southern softies can't cope with a few inches of snow...pah)

Dan took Bugsy for a hack in the field and he wouldn't settle down as it was all too exciting!!! And the equine dentist managed to brave the blizzards to arrive at the yard to rasp their teeth. Phoebe backed into her automatic waterer and broke it - she also broke the valve and there was a bit of a flood until we worked out how to switch the water supply off (oops).

We had Pizza for tea out of the freezer as a trip to the supermarket was considered too hazardous. What made me laugh the most was that half the schools in Surrey and Kent were closed for the day!!! They never closed school in my day because of a few inches of snow. It was all the more exciting because you knew there'd be mass snowball fights at breaktime, and we'd spend many happy hours sliding on the ice - no health and safety legislation in the 70's!!! Our class would have a couple of broken arms, everybody would sign the pots, and there was no such thing as negligence litigation!!! On tonight's news report there were clips of children sledging and they were wearing HELMETS!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. It's so true. My team at work was all in attendance, except for Edd who had to come in from the wilds of... erm... Putney.

    My train was even bang on time. A feat that South West Trains doesn't seem to be able to manage when it is NOT snowing. Baffling.

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  2. It's so true. My team at work was all in attendance, except for Edd who had to come in from the wilds of... erm... Putney.

    My train was even bang on time. A feat that South West Trains doesn't seem to be able to manage when it is NOT snowing. Baffling.

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