When we say “about”, of course, we mean “at work”. Because everyone else seems to have made it perfectly easily to their nearest open space to construct snowballs/men or go tobogganing. We’ve even seen pictures of some people skiing and boarding down the street.
There’s no postal service, no special deliveries, and every kind of meeting appears to have been summarily cancelled. The only people on the underground are eastern European tourists looking confused as to what the fuss is about. They have a point – how come we can’t cope with weather conditions that everyone else seems to manage with? It’s -12 degrees in Toronto today, after all.
But anyway, London’s shut, and will be tomorrow as well, according to the powers that be. So don’t expect us to get back to you till Wednesday. We seem to be thinking of it as a public holiday.
*Disclosure: JuliaB is a contributor at thelondonpaper.