The Beast From the East brought lots of snow to Edinburgh. The city is looking really pretty. It is also very peaceful as most people left the car at home. The kids enjoy a few unexpected days of school and the opportunity to go sledging.

As enjoyable as the snow and lack of traffic was, it is also worrying that the cold weather occurred at the same time as there had been unseasonably high temperatures in the arctic.

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