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From Heatwave To ‘Sleetwave’: Sun And Shorts Replaced By Snow

Well that was short-lived wasn’t it? After (correctly) predicting that the UK was about to bask in a heatwave a couple of weeks back, we were shocked to hear that temperatures were set to plummet and that snow was expected to render Scotland and parts of Northern England an icy shade of white. Did we hear that correctly? Snow?! It was only last weekend that we were in a t-shirt and shorts sipping cider and getting a tan in the garden.

Which is why we were shocked to hear that part of the M62 in Greater Manchester had been closed due to heavy sleet and snow, causing untold chaos for drivers. Maybe with all the white stuff around it’s not too early to be thinking about Christmas parties after all! Forecasters for the region said that between 6 and 8 inches fell over high ground in the Pennines, Peak District and Cumbria last night. Being southern fairies based in sunny Brighton the worst we’ve had are a few clouds and a spot of overnight rainfall, but we will be keeping an overcoat at the office just in case the weather should turn without notice. And let’s face it, being England, that could well happen!

In brighter news, loads and loads of new office summer parties have been added to our roster since we last blogged for you. Mayfair’s Dartmouth House is going to come alive over the summer with the ‘Director’s Choice’ series. Delicious canapés and cocktails are served in the venue’s unique courtyard and a string trio will be providing musical entertainment. Glory be!

But for now let’s watch with baited breath for the forever changing British weather’s next move. Will it be a scorcher of an Easter Bank Holiday, or will snow bring roads and railways to a halt? Perhaps quite apt then that we’ve just added a series of Bristol Christmas parties called ‘Fire & Ice’ to our roster. Just saying!

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