We're mad keen for a good (bad) weather warning here in Ireland aren't we? We love it!
Then, when the aforementioned weather of biblical proportions never happens and turns out to be little more than a storm in a teacup we love a good moan about the fact that it never happened and how the forecasters never get it right. As a nation we also really hate the snow don't we and we reeeally really love a good moan if it actually does snow!
Personally I find it all a bit odd, because I love the snow. It reminds me of when I was kid, sledging, building snowmen and having snowball fights. Even as a wee youngster the quiet, soft edged beauty of a snow covered landscape wasn't lost on me and it's still something I find mesmerizing today. I'll never forget the expressions on my kids young faces the first time they saw snow, the little lad literally almost shat himself with excitement!...and i'm with him, it is
something to be excited about.
Anyway enough of that rose tinted nonsense, back to the moaning.
Right now there's a Status Yellow snow and ice weather warning
from Met Eireann for the whole of the country. We're in for about 3 centimeters, apparently "all areas are at risk" but fear not, the warning is only valid until 11pm on Thursday. I wonder what happens if it does snow and it's still around at 11.15pm on Thursday? Are we allowed to moan that there was no valid weather warning?
Anyhoo, it's all immaterial. Weather warning or not, if it does snow the entire country is going to come to a grinding halt and those of us who enjoy the benefits of life in the Capitol in particular will be enjoying the interior of our cars, whilst we're stuck, bumper to bumper for hours on end panicking that we're going to run out of fuel, so we have that to look forward to!
Final point, and this blog was genuinely never meant to be a sales pitch, I just fancied having a rant about the weather - if you live in a remote area or have steep hills to navigate and it does actually snow
, it might be worth your while checking out our snow socks
. They really really do work amazingly well and we're the best price anywhere online or in-store.
But more importantly, embrace the snow people! build a snowman, fall off a sledge, fire a snowball at your mate and remember what it was like to be a kid again for just a few moments :)