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Faye Barker's Saturday blog

Faye Barker Photo: ITN

When the snow fell on London yesterday, I was lucky in that I didn't need to get anywhere urgently and was able to hang out at home. My 2 year old daughter and I had a lot of fun building a snowman (one of the happiest I've seen), then we snuggled up inside with a hot chocolate to warm up.

"Nick" the snowman Credit: Faye Barker

For many though - as so often seems to be the case in this country - a bit of snow causes a bit of a problem. In particular, passengers at Heathrow airport found themselves stranded and resorting to spending the night on the terminal floor after 400 flights were cancelled. There is still some disruption today and more snow is forecast later this weekend…. brace yourselves!

The cold weather hasn't deterred dozens of budding round-the-world sailors today from checking out a 70 foot boat at St Katherine Docks like the one they are hoping to use in the Clipper Race this summer. The race is organised every two years and around 40% of those who sign up to take part have never sailed before. The whole adventure will take 11 months and we're catching up with those who are planning to step aboard.

Stepping into our studio this evening is a brave woman from Kenton, North West London to ask you, the viewer (and readers of this website), if you can help save her Mum's life. Caroline Berger, and her brother Jonni, launched the social media campaign #Spit4Mum after their mother Sharon became ill and in urgent need of a bone marrow transplant. Time is against them so if you think you can help, all the details are here . (Oh, and the spitting thing refers to the easy test you can do to become a donor).

Our programme is on at 5:30pm this evening so hope to see you then,

Faye