Spot the (snow)ball and smiley in WindsorFebruary 2, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Posted in Snow, Windsor, Windsor Castle | 2 Comments
Tags: Fun, Smiley, Snow, Snowball fight, Snowballs, Transport Minister, Travel chaos, Windsor Castle
It was oh so good to see loads of people enjoying themselves in Windsor today, and the snowstorm made it much easier to talk to strangers. That is one of the aspects our children and I miss most about moving here from California: freedom to converse with anyone, without suspicion or prejudice. The other thing we miss is the upbeat attitude of Bay Area locals.*
On the subject of missing (people), it struck me that Geoff Hoon was nowhere to be seen today: we have a Transport Minister who’s dead set on expanding Heathrow, and he seems to have vanished on the very day when transport chaos is the top story for London. Hmmm … perhaps you saw him?
Now, I’m signing off for the night, with a giant smiley made by one of our sons:
* (I know this is a wild generalisation, for which I’m likely to get into trouble, even writing parenthetically, as Michael Krasny would say, but it seems to us that it’s culturally acceptable here in Britain to moan about what’s wrong with life without actually doing much to improve the situation. Problems are not anticipated and then avoided, but are allowed to happen, after which people complain, then there’s an inquiry. The whole process seems daft to me. Many travel reports in tonight’s news reflected that pattern, where many people—not all, I’m pleased to say—look on the dark side and blame others for their own misery instead of looking on the bright side and thanking their lucky stars!)