I think in all of my many ‘excited little kid, pre-Christmas posts’ I got pretty gushy about how beautiful London is in the winter and especially in the lead up to Christmas. I also think I mentioned in all of them that January would be when everyone’s moods would plummet rapidly back down to a state of city-wide depression as they all realised it was cold, miserable and grey and they had no money left after a full festive season.
But no, this year as January rolled around the moods didn’t plummet, and the weather didn’t get too grisly and miserable, instead it snowed and we had some gorgeous days where this beautiful city of ours was adorned in white. People got the ‘white’ that was left off their Christmas, and families played outdoors in the parks, friends flocked to the lovely pubs with open fires, and there was a general feeling of cheer.
And then February started to draw near, the snow melted and the weather stayed bitterly cold… and now I get the feeling the mood has slumped to the normal winter, post-Christmas low.
I’ve also heard many people (colleagues, clients and random strangers) in the last few days talk about how they’re having a dry month this month and I couldn’t help but wonder if perhaps they were cheating slightly? The common trend used to be that people had a dry January, now people seem to be having a dry February – is it because February is the shortest month and there are 3 extra days they don’t have to play along for? Cheeky beggars!
Although somewhat overdue, the time has unfortunately come around – moods are definitely worse, the grump is definitely on, people are being rude to each other and the doom and gloom has covered this city in a blanket of frowns… so in the meantime I am sharing some of the gorgeous snowy pics to keep us thinking positively. And because I hope it snows again before the season is out! (Don’t worry, I for one am still in love with London!!)