The day the earth stood snowy

Work in progress, Hilly Fields
Sledging, Hilly Fields

Wickham Road

The line to Victoria

The view from BCHQ
This morning's snow flurry was matched by a flurry of emails from people we work with discussing whether or not they would be coming to work today.

The northerners amongst us were all desperate to tell us how hardy they were - they weren't about to be put off by a bit of snow and were already on their way, dressed only in vests, probably.

An hour later, those same people were reporting that they were stuck in a queue or their trains were halted outside a platform. The Londoners in the team turned on their wifi, made themselves a cup of tea and snuck outside to make a snowman.

Here are some of photos of the day. We're sure you can do better.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Suddenly those 170 quid ugg boots and 150 Northface jackets don't seem so expensive after all.

I can't go out because I have barely anything appropiate to wear.

Lady said...

Random other thing to do on your day off: radio london are discussing the origins of the use of the word Talbot to mean hound (right now)

ALI KATI said...

People are out in ski and snowboarding gear. I had my ski jacket and polar tec pants - but I was envious of a chap with a ski mask as it was so blowy!

Funniest though was folks who brought their trekking poles to hike across Hilly Fields.

Alex said...

I was most impressed with the skiers and snowboarders at Hilly Fields!

Maradoll said...

Does anyone have a shovel I can borrow to clear my walk? Worried about the walk getting icy when it starts to melt. Cheers! mara at maradoll.com

Maradoll said...

If enough hands and shovels are available I'd be up for helping others shovel their walks too - particularly people who may not be able to do it on their own.

I think that this effort may be stunted by the availability of shovels....

Anonymous said...

Ratbag says:

I have built a snowman with my neighbours downstairs. My other neighbour is currently taking photos for the 2009 Christmas card. I have taken a days leave and just finished putting all that stuff on ebay I'm been planning to get rid of for ages.

ALI KATI said...

Some pictures up on the Brockley Flickr Pool!

Tressillian James said...

Wish I had a day off - working from home means that I have no excuses. Did sneak out ae sledding at lunch for a spot of sledding and snowman making with Kung Fu Hustle and Bea up on Hilly Fields. As Bea remarked the scene was remeniscent of a Lowry, with so many people on the sledding slopes.

Brockley Kate said...

Reminded me more of Breugel.

Graeme said...

Thanks for the notification of the Flickr group Aki Kati. I've just been around HF compiling a snowman hall-of-fame; some are utterly fantastic, especially the Gumshoe on Tressillian with pork-pie and shades!

Anonymous said...

I made a snow bear. I have to say, it was interesting to see how some people (men) were becomig competitive about their snow making skills. One guy created a couple of snow people sitting on a bench.

A lot of creative people that use Hilly Fields.

I'm off to find the Primose Hill flickr group.

Tamsin said...

There was a snow person sitting on a bench when we had that brief flurry last year that only lasted half a day. A photo on this blog somewhere, as I recall.

Interesting things people find to sledge on. Ikea bags seem popular in concept, but don't work well in practice.

Monkeyboy said...

Seems to have gone a bit Pete Tong for the chap in the bottom left of the sledging picture. Hope he isn't thinking of starting a family any time soon.

(just got back from work, DLR seems to be OK. Think the word may get out so could be packed tomorrow)

Anonymous said...

Primrose Hill-via The Guardian

Wild BIll said...

We done this one http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3089/3248612142_d329f4dfa9.jpg

Monkeyboy said...

A most excellent snow...erm...serpent.

4x4 said...

Has anyone else come across this yellow snow?-tastes awful!

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