Monday, 2 February 2009

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

...let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! On of my favourite Christmas songs by the composer Jule Styne and lyricist Sammy Cahn in 1945 - also associated with Bruce Willis in Die Hard! Except it isn't Christmas it is February and no sight of wearing a spring summer or tranisition number!

Well I certainly had the die hard attitude this morning as I attempted to get into central London. The news was quite rubbish on the tube and overground info although all the buses had been cancelled plus all the travel info websites had crashed. In fairness every London and South East commuter wanted to know the score and the websites couldn't cope. Anyway it was a great excuse to trundle down to the station in the hope of a train, but it wasn't to be. Although I enjoyed what is usually a solitary experience, with lots of hellos, idle weather/snow related chit chat and general bon ami.

London and the surrounds has ground to a standstill. Only the Victoria line tube is running and ironically the reason there are no trains or tube is the fact the drivers can't get to work!
Hope sets off in a foot of snow...with sturdy hunters wellies

Reality is a handwritten notice on a faded art deco station facade


  1. Hi there-yes, all the kids and neighbours are busy playing outside, my lot have had their fill now and are in doors, drying out, LOL!! Its great to be snowed in, makes a lovely change!!

  2. You would have thought they would have at least typed a noticed, we did have a whole two days of warning for this snow.
    I love your coat.

  3. gorgeous coat my dear! im so annoyed at the cancellations as this happens every year.i hope we finally get to the point were we can go on with our daily lives despite the snow.
    i had pr appointments this morning but could not get to them as most underground services are suspended.

  4. Kate - you're wearing the coat I covet! Love it, love it, love it.

    By the way, I share your frustration - my flight to Rome was cancelled. On the bright side, I can hear the joyous sound of children frolicking in the snow. Things could be worst!


    The Luxe Chronicles

  5. As usual Brizzle is putting on a poor show in the weather stakes department, but I look nowhere near as glam as you when I'm in the snow! x

  6. its true, i woke up today at 7.3am and couldnt get back to sleep after getting ready and everything.


  7. Sorry about your transport woes - loooove your coat!


  8. If I give you the LA weather will you give me the coat?

  9. Oh I soooooooo love your coat and you look so great!!!
    How interesting snowing in Londow, I just understand your frustation about the transportation.

    All the best


  10. Sometimes it can be fun when the weather swoops in and brings life to a standstill ... but I'm sure there are plenty of Londoners who'd disagree with me today! Glad you're well prepared with your amazing coat and trusty wellies.

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  12. We're supposed to get a little snow here in NYC -- I hate it because it all turns to disgusting slush in no time.

  13. that's a seriously glamorous commuting in the snow look!

  14. Yikes! That must be such a pain to get around in.

  15. You are gorgeous in that coat! Have fun in the snow.

  16. Did petit garcon enjoy the snow? You look lovely in your fab coat. xx


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