It’s all everyone’s talking about; ‘Will it be a white Christmas?’ and ‘How will everyone cope?’
Well here at Loch Melfort we plan to go ahead as normal, especially as we are always milder than most places with the warm Gulf Stream air. After the initial snowfall a couple of weeks ago, gritters in the Argyll area were up and running within hours, getting the roads clear with hardly any disturbance and we are sure they will be doing the same if not better if, in fact, we do get another heavy snowfall.
The media do seem to be making a bigger deal of the weather than the actual forecast, with the Met Office forecasting snow “in places” with “sheltered parts of Western Scotland and Wales becoming drier during the (Christmas) week. The unsettled and wintry weather is expected to continue across the UK towards the Christmas weekend, remaining cold for most with a risk of further snowfall in places”.
With a winter wedding booked here on Saturday (watch this space for some beautiful photos) we are hoping the Met Office and not the media are correct!
If we are greeted with another dose of snow next week, then where better to be than in a hotel with a fully stocked bar and enough food to make sure you are well looked after for your whole stay. The views are spectacular outside but equally the roaring log fires and decorated hotel is just as lovely to look at, and who wouldn’t like a little bit of snow on Christmas Day?