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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Snow 

It snowed in Orpington yesterday and today. It took me two and a half hours to get home last night on a train that was, at first, overfull and then, once emptier, slow as it was forced to stop at every signal between Lewisham and Orpington.

When I got to Orpington there were no buses so I had to walk home along with many other people picking their way gingerly across the frozen impacted snow. There were more people walking than normal all in a spread out line, like a walking bus for adults.

There were a lot of abandoned vehicles on the way home. I would expect that on country roads further out from the city but I can’t remember seeing that around here before. It was a bit of a surprise.

There were still abandoned cars and vans this morning as well as the odd dropped glove.

The thing that really surprised me was the pair of underpants I noticed on the pavement.

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