Outside the snow has melted, and the only traces of it are huge ugly big black mounds of it in supermarket car parks and on lawns where people have shovelled it in a bid to get roads cleared when it first fell. Think I will take some photographs of that and will post them up later! In central Edinburgh however, there is very little of that to be seen, although some streets still have ice on the pavements/roads which don't have a lot of traffic, and therefore the gritters have not ventured.
This morning, I opened the curtains and saw very light snow falling again, which turned to rain and then snow again. It is not heavy enough to settle and accumulate, however, we are told that this is about to change and that we are to be prepared for another dose of snow 5 - 10 cm! Will we therefore have a white Christmas and if so will people freeze and panic too?
Today as I dropped Dexter off at School and chatted to some of the other parents who I bumped into some said that they hoped it wasn't going to happen as they were needing to be out and about and you could see some anxiousness starting to creep in, which I can understand. I am much more chilled about it however as neither I or anyone else have any control over whether the weather will decide to dump more snow on us or not.
I know people who are planning to travel to loved ones in other parts (here and abroad) next week and of course now don't know if this will happen and you can see the start of tension building up. I of course have my sister flying over too but also see no point in worrying over what you cannot control and it is not usual for me to be so "chilled".
Because I cannot control what I can't control, I am not going to fight over food supplies either, which I can see happening if people start to panic buy if the weather looks as though it is going to close in. I have not set a menu in my head, and will make a feast even though it might not be a Turkey as is the normal tradition over here!