jamie goode's wine blog: When work takes second place

Thursday, January 07, 2010

When work takes second place

Younger son's school was closed today. So we jumped in the car, packed a sledge and RTL, and called some friends. Time to hit Windsor Great Park for a bit of snow fun. Roads were clear, but near the park were covered in ice and snow, so driving was tricky. On the Egham bypass we saw one motorist who had underestimated the conditions - their vehicle had flown off the road, through some metal fencing, into a ditch.

There's a fantastic NASA satellite image of the UK earlier today here. There can't have been many times when getting a picture like this would have been possible. If, as some have predicted, global warming causes us to lose the Gulf Stream (part of the thermohaline circulation), then given our northerly latitude we could expect long, freezing winters like this every year! And it would spell the end for many of Europe's great wine regions. I really, really hope this doesn't happen. Time to move to New Zealand or Australia?

6 Comments:

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Dionysus said...

Our time to move to good old South Africa. Great wine, great location, wonderfull weather, and we don't play cricket too bad.

Regards
Dionysus

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger Dionysus said...

Our time to move to good old South Africa. Great wine, great location, wonderfull weather, and we don't play cricket too bad.

Regards
Dionysus

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Jamie said...

Dionysus - I can understand the appeal. Especially looking out of the window here, shivering in my old victorian house.

 
At 1:07 PM, Anonymous Keith Prothero said...

only 10 days to go----yippee

 
At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But then most of these warmer countries have impending issues with serious water shortages and desertification...

 
At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it would spell the end for many of Europe's great wine regions. I really, really hope this doesn't happen

More silly trolling move on, nothing to see here...

 

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