Sunday, April 06, 2008

Springtime welcome from London

It is 8am in London. I have my very active little son sitting with me. He doesn't want to play on his own but keeps making a grab for the mouse while he is with me so this will be a short post !

Despite being April and officially spring, the suburbs of London are looking as alpine as they are going to do (i.e. not very alpine but snow covered at least). Above is the scene from a nearby car park. In the last hour a covering of snow has arrived and it is still snowing quite hard.

Snow in London is quite a rare event. The chances of snow on April 6th are even less.

I bet the Olympic flame tour organisers never counted on snow in London in April. Rain maybe, but not snow. So it seems the British weather has organised the most effective protest as athletes will need to run through the snow with the flame.

A chilly welcome from the skies above London seems most appropriate given the circumstances of these Olympics.....

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