Everyone knows that us Brits like nothing less than a good old moan about the weather. Most conversations with people we meet start with a comment about the weather. Whatever the weather is at that moment in time, we wish it were something else.
But today as I watch the news from America I realise that our weather isn't that bad after all. Mother Nature is throwing some pretty powerful things against the East Coast and there is nothing anyone can do expect take every precaution possible and hope for the best.
A number of blogs that I follow are written by people in the affected areas and I am monitoring statuses on facebook, twitter and new blog posts with such hope that any damage is minimal, that no one is injured and that everyone is able to return to their normal lives as soon as possible.
Suddenly the prospect of only 6 degrees Celsius and rain for our trip to Edinburgh seems pretty insignificant.