excerpts from my journey to work yesterday, and the last quarter is scenes on the riverbank outside tate modern at lunchtime. i can't remember ever seeing st pauls with snow on before. the millennium bridge was unpleasantly slippery so i turned back.
still plenty of snow around today, but not quite as pretty anymore.
apparently this last happened in 1991. there was a barely suppressed party atmosphere yesterday - ambitious snowmen being constructed everywhere, snowball fights galore. it was hard to concentrate on work, i was emailing our moscow office with photos of the view from my desk [they are having -20 to -25C!], and the office closed early at 4.30pm to help everyone get home safely [only about a quarter actually made it in].
6-10 inches overnight and it's still falling. i made it into work, though it took two hours. somehow there's always just enough transport available to oblige you to keep going - never quite a solid excuse to stay at home. even so i was stuck on a train five minutes from paddington for half an hour due to points failure. i filmed the journey in - i don't expect to see this again, or not for a while. the last time i remember so much snow in central london was in about 1988 or 89 before the warming trend really kicked in.
i suspect jonny baker has been out on ealing common taking photos ;)