The street, ma-a-an!
This is the view from the front door of my north London flat this morning. It snowed yesterday, it snowed through the night and today it's still snowing.
Such a thick covering of snow is unusual for the capital city, London being far enough south and generating enough heat to melt normal snow flurries in minutes. As picturesque as this is, it's playing havoc with transport. Buses are cancelled, tube and rail badly disrupted.
The economy's screwed, the weather's trying to kill us, we can't travel. This is the End Of Days!
I feel sorry for the strikers having to stand outside all day if it's anywhere near as bad up North.
The birds and the squirrels will be having a bad time, too. I've put out dishes of boiling water which should last a while without icing up, and they now have a selection of fat balls (a sad affliction — don't ask!), bird seed and peanuts.
So, guys, while you're taking pizza and solidarity to the protesters, don't forget the wildlife.
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