The fifth day of deep snow. The initial festive atmosphere has turned
distinctly grouchy. I tried to get to work, but there were many hundreds
of people on the Metro platform and the trainswhich passed through
about four times an hourwere so packed that no one was getting on.
I stayed for 45 minutes and then gave up. At home for the fifth straight
day, I was reduced to inventing a Napoleonic naval wargame with blocks