There were amazing scenes in the centre of London today when Scott of the Antarctic made an unexpected appearance. The world famous explorer who died in 1912 went immediately to offer assistance to beleaguered mayor Boris Johnson.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott gained his nickname after leading two missions to the south pole almost a century ago. Having walked to the pole unaided he was shocked at the capital's new snow policy. The snow policy states that if one flake of snow falls on Buckingham Palace then the entire country must stay at home and have chicken soup for lunch.
Unfortunately Captain Scott's offer of assistance fell on deaf ears after an embarrassing incident involving a small parcel being left in Mr Johnson's office by one the explorer's huskies.
Captain Scott said "I was just hurried out. They had no interest in my offer of sledge training for the London transport workers. Fortunately the mayor did wave the congestion charge for me"
A spokesman for Mr Johnson confirmed that the parcel had been packaged up in an appropriate manner and the carpet was in the process of being cleaned.
The extreme weather is set to continue in 2009 with rain, wind and sun all being forecast throughout the year.