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Snow Go

by | 28th, December 2005

‘TIME to pull on your new knitted jumper and those musical socks – or, better yet, chuck them on the fire. It’s getting cold out there.

“Blizzards batter Britain,” announce the Mail and Express in one voice, the harbinger of bad tidings jinxing the weather.

Indeed, the two papers are almost indistinguishable from one another.

Like two miserabilists waiting at the bus stop, they echo each other’s words. “Heavy snowfalls swept across the south of England causing travel chaos with weathermen warning worse is to come,” says the Mail. “Heavy snowfalls swept across the south of England causing travel chaos with weathermen warning worse is to come,” mutters the Express in agreement.

It’s all too terrible. Winter brings cold weather is a headline we’d never thought we’d see. But there it is in black and white, and in duplicate.

Of course, it’s not all bad news – especially if you’re a penguin.

Run, Toga! Run! Or waddle. Ski on those huge feet if you must. Just keep moving. Mum and dad Kyala and Oscar are waiting for you – and they won’t wait forever.

The Sun reminds us all that Toga, the penguin chick snatched from Amazon World on the Isle of Wight 11 days ago, is still missing. We cannot be sure where Toga is, but should he make it home under his own steam, there’s a book, movie and much merchandise in his great adventure.

But not everyone is optimistic. As the zoo’s manager Kath Bright tells the paper: “They [Kyala and Oscar] are getting to the point where they are thinking, ‘He is not here, let’s have another one’.”

There’s a chance the breeding pair of black-footed penguins will have more eggs some time soon.

And we urge thieves not to take these, too. Penguin eggs might be cute and high in omega 3, but, like Kyala and Oscar’s hearts, they are easy to break…’



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