I was rather taken by a poetic blog post entitled London stilled by five inches of snow. The writer conjures up the eerie quiet:
"I've only seen one intrepid milk float on the road since eight this morning. Nothing else on the move. All the buses cancelled. Almost all the schools shut."
As well as the fun:
"...the unprecedented opportunity to toboggan down the middle of the road on a tea-tray."
This latter sentiment was echoed by Erik Anderson who contacted the BBC News website to say that many people and their children had enjoyed "a fabulous once-in-a-lifetime winter wonderland in central London."
London Mayor Boris Johnson was spinning words as only he can. You may have heard him on the lunchtime BBC news. "We grit, we grut, we grat." Or on the Telegraph website proclaiming "My message to heaven is: 'You've put up a fantastic display of snow power but that is probably quite enough."
Associated Press writers painted a more sombre picture as "long trails of commuters trudged through the streets looking for scarce taxis..." And The New York Times noted "...heavy snows sweeping in from the east blanketed much of Britain on Monday, taking the nation by surprise with its severity despite alarm-laden weather forecasts."
My favourite headline so far - Norfolk Tigers fascinated by snow. Watch the video here. It's a minute well spent!
Look forward to hearing your snow stories at a Toastmasters meeting soon!