The Weather

When I ask people who have immigrated here, what has most surprised them or struck them, many people say the weather. It rains a lot in Britain but we rarely have any extreme weather. We still talk about the Great Storm in 1987 or the few winters when it snowed  lot.  Autumn leaves blow on the train lines and our train lines stop. We are always getting ready for the emergency that happened the year before, so we stock lots of salt to get rid of the snow that fell last year. And we are never ready for any of the weather that happens, we don’t have the right equipment for lots of rain or snow because the extremes are so rare. We are lucky really that it rains all the time because we have enough water.

what we fight over, at least in London is parking spaces, not water. Local government makes money out of people parking in the wrong places so you wont have a row with your neighbour over water but you are very likely to fall out with them if they park in your space.

 

 

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