UK Snowfall – Is The Country About To Grind to A Total Halt

There is no doubt the we Britons have a totally weird obsession with the weather.  The media fuels that obsession with a near never-ending diatribe about the subject.

Up to yesterday we had basked in an incredibly mild autumn and early winter.  Just days ago average temperatures were around 16C.  It has been so mild that the roses in my garden have come back into bloom and my spring bulbs have come through.

Yesterday the weather changed with strong winds blasting down the country from the north.  This brought a dusting of snow to some parts of the country.  Predictably the press has gone mad with reports about the snowfall.

The pictures below were just harvested from the BBC News website and show the snowfall in the north of Scotland.  Seriously, why on earth is this news?

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This picture was taken in my Garden earlier this week!

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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