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YASP (Yet another snow-related post)

Like the rest of Northern Europe, we've been hammered by arctic weather. But unlike the rest of northern Europe, we were totally unprepared for it.

This is because, depending on who you listen to, it's the worst winter in 10 years, 20 years, 30 years (says Seamus the postie on RTE1), 50 years or the worst ever.

We're running (or have run) out of salt for the roads, the pavements are a national shame, water mains are bursting hither and thither, and all that is before breakfast.

But I don't mind any of it because this is my first real Northern hemisphere winter. I get to see firsthand water going through it's phase changes in new and exciting ways; like de-icing the car with warm water only to have it refreeze 30 seconds later, and, why, just 15 minutes ago I was driving along when a roof ice-berg broke off and ran down the windscreen completely obscuring my vision - thrilling!

So here's to precipitation in all its forms! To boilers wherever they may be activated! To hot calvados & apple juice! To watching it snow from your desk! To losing feeling in one's face! To winter!

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