A snowman family constructed by some neighborhood kids
Over the last 24 hours, London has been experiencing its biggest snowfall in 18 years! The first of the snowflakes began to fall yesterday late afternoon and have continued throughout the day today. It is expected to continue throughout the night and finally come to a end early tomorrow morning. With a total of 8-12 inches forecasted, this snowfall is by no means comparable to the storms seen in the Midwestern or Northeastern United States. However, for a city that rarely sees more than a dusting, this is undoubtedly considered a blizzard. Ill-equipped for this amount of snow, London essentially shut down today. Most forms of public transportation were either completely or partially suspended, many stores and businesses failed to open their doors, and children enjoyed a rare snow day from school. I am sure the airports were complete chaos. Despite the masses of people who stayed home today, Jiggy and I both trudged to work. I am not sure if we are dedicated or crazy. At least I was rewarded with an extra vacation day for my efforts! I am looking forward to spending the remainder of the evening curled up in a warm blanket with a cup of hot chocoloate (or wine).