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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

The Mound, Edinburgh

The Mound, Edinburgh

Well, what a palaver! Watching the 6pm BBC news has brought me amusement, embarrassment and astonishment these past two days, all thanks to snow fall. It seems that our country can’t cope with a few inches of snow fall, and I noted that even in the New Zealand Herald it was reported that London came to a standstill thanks to the snow and in the USA it’s also news! Is it just me, or is this a bit silly?

Thousands of schools across the country have been closed today – part of my schooling was in Aberdeen in the North East of Scotland and when it snowed we just got our boots out and walked through the snow to school and got on with it. No comment on health and safety issues then and we survived.  Is it the case that we are so wrapped up in cotton wool and so used to getting into our cars, getting a train or bus to work/school/wherever that if we can’t use these modes of transport we forget we have legs and feet that can get us from A to B, even in snow?  From news reports in the past 36 hours it would seem to be the case! I do appreciate that in some places it may be difficult, particularly in outer lying areas.

Maybe it’s the case that climate change is bringing us more wintery winters and so authorities may need to be more pro-active, better prepared and look at how other countries manage normal, functioning lives through snow fall!

As a good friend says, there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. Now, where’s my snow-shoes?

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