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?