London was thrown into a mass panic this morning when plummeting temperatures caused a dusting of ice-like crystals to drift from the sky. A hurried press release from the Meterological Office confirmed that the substance was in fact 'snow', which apparently falls every year in a similar fashion. Although that didn't stop it bringing half of the country to a standstill.
While much of the South-East arguably has something to complain about, with drifts deep enough to close roads and schools, it is harder to sympathise with, say, the Piccadilly Line, which suffered delays this morning as the trains had to plough through literally millimeters of thin slush on their way into town.
Snow in the capital was even too weedy to allow such traditional winter pastimes as sledging on Parliament Hill, snowman building and being pelted with gritty slush balls by hoodies; though with the current cold snap scheduled to last well into next week, and temperatures dropping daily, we could well be treated to a frost fair on the Thames by the weekend. We can only hope that if this occurs, the Piccadilly line will still be running to take us there.