My series on the immoderate meteorological events in the suburban conurbation that is Solihull has come full circle. It is almost two years since ‘The Great Drift of 07’ which led to 17 members of the Womens Institute being trapped in John Lewis for at least 15 minutes. Since then I have written about the floods, freezing fog and drizzle that have inflicted these brave people with hardship.
And today is no different. Certainly not as bad as the Great Drift but there were at least 2cm of snow covering the pavement this morning. Understandably there was pure disgust at the school gates. What were the council thinking leaving it up to individual schools to make a decision about closure!? It is very dangerous out there. I expect there will be no bread left in the shops by the morning and it is only a matter of time before the water pipes freeze up.
It looks like we’ll have to go to Starbucks to keep ourselves nourished and warm. The staff of this rock of society always manage to get into work. Which is good because we wouldn’t want the profiteering at the expense of Ethiopian farmers to stop, would we? Or prevent some of their well earned revenue from reaching the good cause that is the Israeli Arms Fund as they had to spend a lot of money this Christmas. I heard they sent a lot of presents over to their neighbours in Gaza over the festivities this year.
You know how easy it is to get carried away with spending during the holiday season so can I urge you all to dig out your snow shoes and a ski poles and make your way to your nearest Starbucks lest the evil stop.