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Thursday, 29 March 2018

February came to an end...

...and we were awaiting the snow.

With warnings of the arrival of "The Beast from the East" we waited for the first flakes to fall.

On Monday 26 Feb public transport decided to stop services early and warned folk to plan their journeys accordingly and many British Rail companies serving the London area announced the introduction of 'Severe Weather Timetables' for the Tuesday.

Tuesday came and on my line the emergency time table worked well - but there was no snow!!! So late in the afternoon announcements were made that additional trains would run that evening and Wednesday we would be back on our normal timetable - fools...

This is what we woke to (photo heavy)...






 ...and this was my walk to the station...


 ...the road works relate to the re-commencement of Gas Main replacement (yep some bright spark thought it the perfect time to turn folks gas supply off - work started 26/3/18)...



 ...and guess what - no trains. Well not when they should have been...
 ...an hour & a quarter waiting for a train. No station staff to ask but there was entertainment...
 ...trees are being cleared to make way for an extension to the station buildings...
 ...and these two guys were a very long way up...

...and the snow started to fall more heavily - what fun (not).

I eventually got to work and the journey home that night wasn't too bad.

We didn't get levels of snow that some parts of the UK had but as usual, the South East doesn't cope well with the white stuff.

Parchment class was cancelled as Joanne wasn't able to get to Barleylands safely from where she lives but other than that not much was disrupted. By the following Monday most of the snow was gone. Little did we know that it was only gone for a short while.......................................








4 comments:

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Good to see you back, lovely pics x

Virginia said...

Oh I've missed you, I hope you are OK, yes the blessed white stuff just kept coming back, apparently it is rearriving on Monday for us, I wish it would do one - I really do!

Redanne said...

Loved seeing your pictures of the snow... up here in Northern England we did get a bit more of the white stuff, the roads in our village did not get cleared so we were 'marooned' for a few days! x

Jane O'Sullivan said...

Fab pics and good to see you blogging again. x