They don't look very happy do they? Yes they are on Safari but in Sterling, Scotland. Snow hasn't hit Africa yet! As temperatures dropped to -20 two nights ago, this was the satellite picture.
Everyone is complaining about how unprepared the councils are for this type of weather. They are running out of grit and salt. But these are the winters I remember as a child. We just got out the shovels, dug ourselves out, put the chains on the tyres and got on with it. We built snowmen, had snowball fights, went sledging and fell down on the black ice.
It seems people have turned into what my headmistress used to call 'milk sops'. This freeze has closed down more than 10,000 schools throughout the UK, people are staying at home, rail networks have come to a standstill and businesses have lost millions.
The worst thing that I saw was the following picture in the London Daily Mail.
What was this woman thinking???? That's a lake she's pushing her baby across.
The prettiest to date is this taken in a part of Britain that I know well: Cumbria.:
This winter is harsh in many countries but the UK is never, ever prepared for it. The weather in certain parts of Finland and Sweden make the weather in the UK look like spring. But what do I know? I'm merely a British expat living on a tropical island where at the moment, it's pissing down!