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Why does it never snow on me?

Why does it never snow on me?

Long time readers of this blog (what, you’re still here ?!) may remember my eternal fascination with snow, and my eternal lament that it never seems to snow where *I* am.

Thus yet again, despite the fact that the rest of the country has been sent into panic mode and transport chaos, my little patch of North Wales has only received a very light dusting of less than one inch, at least according to my car. It’s not even enough to make a snowball, let alone a snowman or go sleighing. But this is enough to have closed some primary schools in the area, and to have earnt a blog post from Rhys.

The annoying thing is that around this time last year, there was a huge blanket of snow in the area – enough for the kids to go sleighing. Where was I? In South Wales, which was snow-free. And now that I’ve moved to where the snow is, Cardiff is covered in snow and up here, we’re not. Although when I was sent to Aberdeen a couple of weeks ago, it had just recovered from a small dusting of snow – which made for some most excellent pictures from the air. Shame they’re currently trapped on my phone.

The thing is, I love the snow because it makes everything look clean and pristine. Which is rather redundant in North Wales, because everything is clean and pristine anyway. So I’d much rather be in London when it’s snowing, just so I can see it clean for once. Ah well, maybe next time. Got any pics of London in the snow?

While I’m wishing on the snow gods, I’d like to drive in the snow – just once. So I can understand why everyone’s so scared of driving in it.

PS: Apologies for repeating the headline multiple times. It’s just too good a headline to waste!


  • "So I’d much rather be in London when it’s snowing, just so I can see it clean for once. "

    I quite agree. I was in Liverpool it snowed once, and everything was so clean, just looked amazing!

    Cheers for the pingback!

  • it's still snowing down here in London – obviously transport has completely ground to a halt but everything does look pretty πŸ™‚

  • Let's see if my comment will go through this time. Yeah, just so you know, the last few times I tried to comment hetre, it wouldn't go through. Blah.

    Anyway, you really don't want snow. I have experienced it every winter of my life, and I would gladly trade you the experience!

  • Yes, we're still here! πŸ™‚ Much prefer the new template to the red one …

  • You missed the green one then πŸ˜‰

  • I've been in plenty of snow at times all over the U.K. over the last fifty or sixty years. Question: Where and at what time of day or night do you think I found myself in the worst possible mess driving wise through snow? I guarantee you will never get it right. Answer: At 14,30 in the afternoon in Crewe. You don't believe me, you say it must have been Scotland or similar. No. It was a fluke snowstorm in the middle of the day, February 1977. EVERY ROAD, in out or through Crewe goes over a railway bridge. No time for gritters, in the middle of the day EVERY road was blocked by cars and vans stuck sideways!!!!

  • I miss the snow, but only long enough to bitch-slap myself into remembering that although it's quite lovely, that first time in the year, the cold that goes with it is not so lovely.

    So. I seriously doubt I'll ever see London in the snow. I'd really much rather have the heat and humidity, anyway. =)

  • Perhaps you're a sun god – though not a very strong one? Look at it this way – you could make good money getting paid by the resorts not to go to Switzerland during the ski season.

    So long and thanks for all the fish, Mike.

  • Sheff

    I was in London last Thursday. According to Sky News it was the worst snow for a decade. So I was expecting 6 foot snow drifts and people having to dig their way out of tube stations with shovels. In fact they had about an inch and a half. Absolutely pathetic and a feeble excuse to run an even more half-arsed than usual service on all forms of transport.

    I had a 14 hour day for the sake of a 1 1/2 hour interview. Thanks very much Easyjet and the ironically named Stansted “Express”.

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