The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbour and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

– Carl Sandburg

…except that it’s not. Anyone who’s been trying to fly out of the airports in Southern UK this week has had a nasty surprise – most domestic and many other flights have been cancelled because of the persistent heavy fog. Apparently, it’s been hanging around because of a high pressure system that’s keeping everything pinned down, and the sun isn’t warm enough to generate air currents, so there’s been no wind either…  Hopefully all will be well for Tuesday when we are due to fly to Canada…


About Beth

Canadian English teacher living in the UK with husband, daughter, imminent baby and cat...
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