Ah, Art, I heard about that and was actually kind of worried about your well being (and your electricity), good that you're ok at least. :)
England got less blizzard than Scotland if the BBC is to be believed (there was some woman reporting from Scotland and it was definitely snowing, which it wasn't at any point here), we're just being rained on. That being said, first hand accounts tell me the weather in Aberdeen was lovely as of late, while the weather in Basingstoke, while still better than in Northern Ireland, has been pretty lame. Also that guild note is a reference to the druid forum.