My snow globe can take the rest of the week off. There is too much competition in the real world! Snow started falling this morning to initial reactions of joyful exuberance, and it has continued to sweep and swirl over the city all day. Earlier forecasts of 12 inches have already been buried, along with most of the cars on the street, and unless you want to get arrested, that’s where they’ll stay. The city is a white-out and, courtesy of the Mayor and Governor, has gone into lockdown, closing shops and theaters, suspending bus and train services, and with blizzard warnings through to tomorrow morning. Fortunately Sean & I have all the essentials we need, including a new jar of vegemite. It is Australia Day after all…!