Monday, 2 February 2009

I'm dreaming of a white England


Here is one from West London with Trellick Tower in the background (thanks Debbie)

This just came in from N7 ( thanks Tony!)Ich liebe es! England versinkt im Schnee, und das zweite was der Guardian berichtet ist, dass die Wettbüros jetzt 6:1 wetten dass 2009 der kälteste Winter ist den das Land erlebt hat.
Ich erinnere mich an einen Schneewinter in London in den 80ern, als wir auf Plastiksäcken (Schlitten hatten wir nicht, weil es ja praktisch nie schneite) die Straße herunterrutschten.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/blog/2009/feb/02/snow
Dave in NW3, some time mid-80s
I loved reading in today's Guardian that "bookmakers have cut odds against 2009 being the coldest winter on record from 12-1 to 8-1" and Rupert Adams of William Hill saying: "Punters seem to be confidently optimistic about that and we have odds of as low as 6-1 on temperatures topping 100F." Robert Hutchison of Ladbrokes said bets had started coming in that the Thames would freeze, with odds at 80-1. He said: "We're also seeing plenty of bets on a white Valentine's Day after the disappointment of missing out on snow at Christmas."I happily remember a very white winter in the 80s when we went sledging on plastic bags...
And here is Jason building a snowman in E17 (thank you Lola!)

1 comment:

  1. Merry Olde England! Es würd' mich nicht wundern, wenn England wirklich der Rest von Atlantis wäre, wie manche sagen. Mir jedenfalls hüpft das Herz beim Gedanken daran. Eine England-Liebhaberin

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