The windows in the Ministry showed snow falling slowly, but steadily, from the sky. It wasn't real, of course. The windows were enchanted to show the outside weather because the Ministry existed entirely below ground. These type of small spells simply helped make it feel less like a cave.
Marietta Edgecombe sighed as she stared out the window of her department. International Magical Cooperation faced the atrium, so it obviously wasn't snowing there. But it was cold and gray outside. That didn't really bother her, but it was a reminder that the holidays were closer and closer.
For many departments, the holidays meant less work as everyone wound down their duties to spend time with their families. For Marietta's group, however, it could mean a lot more to do, especially for more junior members like her. Magical tourists from all over Europe (and even the world) flocked to London to shop, visit, or just cause trouble. It meant more tours. More misunderstandings to smooth out. More people checking in with the Ministry.
The redhead sighed visibly and then turned away from the window. She had an errand to run with another department. She was charged with smoothing out a disagreement between an Austrian diplomat and the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts. She tried to focus on the facts of the dispute as she entered the elevator, but it was so boring that it couldn't keep her attention. Instead she found herself people watching for the other employees, seeing if she knew anyone.