Just one inch of snow fell on London today and all hell broke loose: hi-tech systems designed to protect trains from the effects of ice on power rails left trains stuck and rail passengers stranded and even six lines of the London Underground were crippled. My Tube train on the Victoria line got stuck at each station to Oxford Circus for five minutes at a time this morning. When I lived in South Dakota, we suffered through frozen temperatures, lashing blizzards and horrendous snow storms and still life went on. My colleagues at work from the Northeastern states of America were laughing at our inability to cope with a piddly amount of snow.
Mind you, I like this photo on the BBC website of a couple enjoying the snow down on Brighton beach: