Sunday 20 December 2009

Snow Day and holidays

Less than two inches equals school closure? Only in England.
My last half day turned into a no-school snow day.
I was ready to hike to school in my arctic snow gear (the one and a half inches of snow looked chilly) when the text message made my phone buzz. School cancelled. Not so much with a bang as a whisper.
When I went whale watching in Tysfjord the snow was piled higher than my head. The last train couldn't run but the bus, with it's snowplough escort, had no problem getting there.
To quote the kids, who should have been at school on Friday morning, "I don't get it." Surely if the snow is lower than your ankles you should be able to go to school?

Oh, well ... more time for the re-edit: Staying Lost. I read Chapter one and two in its more polished format to the class on Thursday - the blood-thirsty crew were very - there - with Nerysa as she dealt with the ambush. Food for thought on chapter order. I keep reminding myself this is Jon's story.

I've also been making notes for Jess and Caleb - I saw a entire last chapter of one of the books being enacted in the snow yesterday so the non-whiteout was useful.

Now listening to JLS Beat Again - wish Amanda Jenssen was still playing her Christmas number - Spotify keeps showing me up ;)


  1. Who wants to go out in the cold for only a half day anyways? I hope you had lots of hot chocolate to go along with the editing. And warm bunny slippers.

    You've been tagged at my blog. I hope you play along, but no pressure.


  2. A couple of inches & snow closes? Makes me smile :) But, if you don't have the equipment to deal with it, I suppose the roads could be quite treacherous. Maybe???

  3. Here in Alabama, a RUMOR of snow is enough to shut everything down. Flurries will cancel school. I think the state has one snow plow that it shares with Mississippi.

  4. There are two main worries that close the schools: that the children are local and all of them could turn up whereas the teachers are spread over the whole of Herts.
    We, teachers, have an odd clause in our contracts that says if it snows too heavily to get to our own school we have to report to the nearest one to help out.
    Safety might allow the children to come to school to play, and fall over, but not to allow random adults to turn up and say they are contracted teachers elsewhere.
    I'm off to check out Donna's blog. :)
    Then to dream a little of Alabama's heat - tell me the humidity is terrible?!
    It's going to be cold, but not necessarily snowy, here for Christmas.