The Beast from the East in review

As everyone in the country should know – it’s snowing… a lot! The beast from the east has hit the UK in spectacular fashion. As much as 9 inches of snow has hit some places, travel disruption caused and schools & businesses closed. Ironically, most British people do wish for snow, but as soon as it has fallen, panic, frustration and stress breaks out nationwide. It amazes me that other countries such as Russia and Canada get this most winters and manage just fine. Yet when we get it, life stops! If this is going to become an annual occurrence, why doesn’t the UK use the same equipment and procedures as other countries?

Another thought I’ve had is whether I should be proud and honoured or insulted and offended by the fact the next storm is called Storm Emma. The fact that it maybe a memorable storm when clashing with the snow but likely not for positive reasons. I just hope people don’t compare the storm to me.

Here in Alton, we luckily haven’t seen the worst of it. So far we’ve got only an inch of snow. I got the chance to pop out in my back garden for 5 minuets to view it and took some photos:

In Somerset, where my Dad and my dog Sasha lives, they’ve had up to 6 inches of snow. Here are some photos he took:

Please do share your thoughts on the snow, your experiences and any pictures in the comments box or on social media.

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