Yes, for those of you relocating here, not having to dig your apartment out of feet of snow this winter is one aspect you can definitely look forward to. Does it ever snow here? Certainly, and it can accumulate much more outside of the city, but, we’ve not witnessed more than a  few inches these last couple winters. That’s not to say it isn’t enough to positively paralyze the city of practically all functionality (I editorialized a little on this in January in my “Making Mountains of Snow Hills” post ;)), but I digress…

The relatively mild winter that we enjoy here opens it up to ongoing outdoor activities. You can pleasantly stroll the streets to accomplish your Christmas shopping (pssst: the Traffic Free Shopping Day in London on Oxford and Regents Streets is next Saturday!) or play on the rides and wash down some sauerkraut with mulled wine at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.

OR, you can “run, run, Rudolph” like the wind in your finest Santa costume! Indeed, London will be seeing red when,

what to its wondering eyes should appear,
but at least three Santa races later this year:

2 December 2010 – Santas on the Run (2k)
4 December 2010 –
The Great Christmas Pudding Race (as far as I’m concerned, this one takes the cake…or pudding, I should say—you run with it!)
5 December 2010 – Santa Run (5k)

So strap on your whiskers and best pair of black running boots if you’re still able to be involved and, if not, show your support on the sidelines by heckling people making arses of themselves running in the cold as you sip your hot toddy from a street-safe container ;). From London Relocation, merry Christmas to all, and to all a good RUN!