Monday, February 02, 2009

From one snow scene to another...

...and please forgive the double post...

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Returned to London over the weekend, swapping the snow scenes of the alps for the ones of London. Except the light in London was rather less bright...

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Sunset over Montgenevre
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Oh, and in the Alps everything works no matter how much snow there seems to be. In London, no buses were running, no trains, all tubes were severely delayed and it took me an hour and a half to do a 30 minute journey to work. Still, at least I made it. No-one else did.



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Montgenevre
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Spent the morning doing odd jobs and tasks and trying not to notice the continuous snowfall outside my window. Am posting this at lunchtime and then I shall finish off and head home before the snow gets any worse and I am stranded in central London. I know I could walk home in about the same time as it took me to get here, but it is cold. Plus, I want to make chocolate cake.



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Lincoln's Inn Fields

I wonder what the situation will be like tomorrow? One noticeable thing about the snow is that it is so quiet. Without the buses and with the snow muffling all sound, it is actually peaceful.


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Lincoln's Inn

Proper wedding posts to resume again shortly when things are back to normal. Still trying to catch up on a week's worth of blog reading and e-mails...

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6 comments:

CeeCee said...

London looks so pretty!
Well done making it into work all the news I've heard from home is people saying their offices/schools are closed! (apart from a friend in inverness who is eagerly awaiting the snow!)
Great photos from your sking holiday too.

lain said...

I worked from home today - didn't fancy attempting the journey to the office. Have to go in tomorrow though, boo.

I'm just happy because the snow seems to have stopped everyone banging on about doom and gloom in the economy! Gotta love a weather-related crisis, we are British after all.

The Cwtch said...

Lovely photos! I hope you had a great holiday! xxx

Rachel said...

Thanks everyone. Had a great hols and, yes, as everyone says, brought the snow back with us! x

jermac said...

I've been to Montgenevre, a nice place. Did you get into Italy as well? We also did the Olympic run at Sestrière which was long...

Rachel said...

Hi Jermac, Montgenevre is nice isn't it. I didn't make it to Italy (it was my first time skiing after 2 times snowboarding, so I stuck to the greens and blues) as all the rest of my party are great skiiers and only those comfortable on blacks went on the trip. Cheaper in Italy - they reported coffees were only one euro compared to the almost three they were in Montgenevre. As for the olympic run, well, maybe next time!