I am due at a meeting on Wednesday morning, and have just received a call from the organisers to say that they are probably going to call things off, in view of the trouble people will have getting to the venue.
The venue is in central London, and all the attendees live within six miles.
Just think, only a few years ago these same people would have been navigating the streets of the capital in humongous 4WD diesel pantechnicons and now have been pushed into Leafs and Zoes by the low emission zone regs.
Then again they probably don't make any difference. They'd have battened down the hatches and stayed at home when they had Bentaygas and X5s.
We had snow where I live (London/Herts border) on Tuesday night of last week -again it was 2 centimetres and gone by lunchtime the next day.
If all we can expect is a few occasions like that, it will certainly not be a bad winter. My daffodils are up six inches, Magnolia trees and camellia bushes are thick with slightly coloured buds, so it isn't going to be long now.
F.E. My daffodils are up six inches, Magnolia trees and camellia bushes are thick with slightly coloured buds
Here on the west coast a reputedly mild place these is no sign of any such plants about as yet. Less than 250 miles between us and you and so much difference. I wonder when such things come to life up in the North of Scotland?
I take my Taxi off the road, almost as soon as it becomes "slippery".
My reasoning is this: I may be a half decent driver but in such conditions it is fairly simple for me, or someone else, to make an minor error of judgement that results in a minor accident.
The result of that accident will very likely be: My vehicle might be off the road for a couple of weeks, with a resultant loss of income and the loss of my No Claims Bonus. OK, I have Insurance Cover for Loss of Income and my No Claims Bonus is protected, but this comes at a cost which escalates if I ever use that cover.
Overall, the loss of income caused by a short period of inactivity is infinitesimal when compared to the added costs incurred as a result of an accident, whoever actually caused it.
I think that in FE's Case, the Organisers have considered the necessity of holding the meeting on Wednesday, as opposed to a couple of weeks time, and the extra bother attendees will have to incur, to get to the meeting, rather than the risks involved.