The Big Freeze

The UK is known for over-egging the pudding when it comes to weather. Quite frankly it’s our favourite pastime.

And once again the shelves are beginning to empty as the media plague us with reports of thundersnow (I am not confident on the definition of this either). We cower inside under blankets watching old re-runs of The Big Bang Theory because Saturday night TV in January leaves a lot to be desired.

The ‘I’m sorry Boss, I can’t possibly get into work I am snowed in’ phones calls translate to a slight sprinkling on the car and a light flurry in the air.

Every teenager listens anxiously to the radio to hear their school’s name and rejoice once they hear the magic words – nowadays social media probably informs students of this joy but this is how it was done in my day.

The East coast of England has been issued with severe flood warnings and villages of people have been evacuated from their homes. Every media outlet who asked for a comment from the locals of this area were met with a similar response… its snowing?

I know everyone who is a British citizen feels the need to over-obsess about the current state of our skies but I feel like there are bigger issues in the world right now.

Do you know what I mean?

 

 

 

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