Well it did snow today but not quite as heavily as it had done when this photograph was taken.
I worked at home so was able to keep a careful watch on what was happening. It started snowing around 9 30 a.m. and carried on for the most of the morning and into the early afternoon. Unfortunately it started melting slightly mid afternoon and, as it is due to freeze tonight, the pavement will be like bottles by tomorrow morning.
Just after four Traybake and I went for an exciting walk in the snow to the supermarket. Outside the university there were a crowd of Chinese boys getting overexcited at the prospect of throwing snowballs at each other. We saw one old man walking in the road where the snow had disappeared. He was wearing canvas shoes. Like most things, appropriate clothing and footwear makes for a very different experience of snow. I was wearing walking boots as was Traybake. Close to Sainsbury's a guy was sitting on the pavement begging although he wasn't actually asking anyone for money as he was talking on his mobile phone. It made me think how you could be together enough to have a phone but still be prepared to sit on the ground in the snow hoping for someone to give you money.
It's hard for most of us to conceive what it would be like if you suddenly found yourself homeless and to have no-one who would put you up while you tried to sort yourself out.
I still have my cold and feel really, really tired.
I have been reading about the guy in America who outsourced his own job to someone in China. He paid the Chinese man one fifth of his salary which suited both parties very well. The Chinese man did an excellent job and apparently no-one was any the wiser for years. I am thinking about doing something similar myself. I shall begin with small steps and may ask someone else to take photos for me or do the odd bit of blogging. Watch this space.