So, who’s looking forward to the impending snow-related-travel-chaos caused by the most widely anticipated blizzard* to ever threaten to deposit 2cm of snow on the South-East of the country? Me for one, if only because it will give me an excuse not to ride my bike for a day or two – the sensation of sitting down on a bike saddle from which I had only just scraped a thick layer of ice has to rank as one of the most unpleasant I’ve ever experienced. And my fingers could do with a break too – if the cold continues I’m going to have to start writing this blog with a pencil strapped to my forehead.
But never let it be said that our glorious train companies are not prepared this time, at least if SouthWest Trains is anything to go by. For indeed, they’ve taken heed of the warnings, and they’ve taken prompt and decisive action to anticipate and alleviate the inevitable disruption: they’ve Put Up Signs. Warning us there might be chaos. And suggesting we check before we travel. So that’s all right then.
Me, I’ll be prepared as well. I’ll pack up my camera and my gloves and a good book and if necessary I’ll pass the time at Vauxhall building myself a snowman. Then again, it could just all be a false alarm – and I for one will actually be quite disappointed.
* American readers – you may stop laughing now