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Author Topic: Attention: Brits. We're all going to freeze to death in a pristine white hell.  (Read 38558 times)
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« Reply #50 on: February 02, 2009, 04:25:01 pm »

Compared to 1947 & 1963, the amount of snow we have at the moment is like a dusting of icing sugar on a Victoria Sponge.

But on the bright side though...if the power lines for electric trains get damaged, then maybe just maybe, steam trains would have to be used. Smiley
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« Reply #51 on: February 02, 2009, 05:00:47 pm »

Haizea that is a lovely picture of your tree. I love when snow clings to everything I wish we would get some real snow here. I'm in Southern Maryland and we don't get that sort of stuff often. Its been at least 10yrs since we got over 24in of snow in one storm. Then again a good inch of snow can bring everything to a stop around these parts. 
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« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2009, 05:14:03 pm »

The main roads in and around Winchester were passable with care, but as soon as you got onto the estate roads it was like a skating rink. I slid the back end of my car out just getting out to the main road, fortunately I was going very slowly at the time Smiley

I managed to get my morning appointments done on foot. One of my colleagues got stuck and I had to go and pick him up (didn't seem fair to let him try and walk all the way back in to town).

Lucky for me I can 'work from home' with my laptop Smiley I think the big problems will be tomorrow when all the slush freezes over and makes the roads even worse than today  Shocked But we have to expect a bit of disruption, beter that than buy a lot of expensive road clearing kit just to have it sat in a shed for the next 10 years gathering dust.
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« Reply #53 on: February 02, 2009, 05:16:30 pm »

Why is it, when we get the SLIGHTEST bit of weather, Britain freaks out?
I mean, totally freaks out. I love this weather!
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« Reply #54 on: February 02, 2009, 05:39:10 pm »

There's somehting so very British about reactions like this. Six inches and we're up in arms; if it were six feet, we'd be strapping on our wellies to walk the six miles to work on principle, and would have reporters going around the country saying "What ho, good ol' British spirit, young Dazza here actually went next door to dear ol Mrs Jones's and offered to make her a cup of tea. Actually he went round to steal her purse, but when the plucky lad broke in and noticed she was frozen to her chair, he became a Good Samaritan and called an ambulance."

Besides, as Jeremy Clarkson points out, it makes for a talking point. Hell, this thread is in it's forth page and was only started a couple of hours ago!

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« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2009, 05:49:35 pm »

I love how no-one's at work / school, because of SIX. INCHES. of snow.
If, say, we were six inches tall, we could honestly say we were snowed in.
However, I agree with Mary - if we had six feet of snow everyone would be digging their way out the house out of sheer bloody-mindedness.
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« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2009, 06:01:37 pm »

Speaking as someone who has had people who don't know how to drive in the snow slide ito his stationary car, and as I have walked into both local towns today, I feel confident to say that it's better that some people are incapacitated by the weather, makes it safer for the rest of us!

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« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2009, 06:11:00 pm »

I love how no-one's at work / school, because of SIX. INCHES. of snow.
If, say, we were six inches tall, we could honestly say we were snowed in.
However, I agree with Mary - if we had six feet of snow everyone would be digging their way out the house out of sheer bloody-mindedness.

Hahah, yeah, back in college there was this Russian exchange student and she was all like "WTF??" when everybody showed up late because of 3 inches of snow.
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« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2009, 06:32:30 pm »

It's snowing over here too Smiley Not much, comparatively, but enough to be interesting Smiley
Might post pics tommorrow, supposed to be even worse better then Smiley
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« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2009, 06:39:03 pm »

You dirty buggers! It won't even consider snowing here! Snow removals my only source of income right now  Embarrassed

That and I like snow, for the most part. But after those first six months it does get kind of old... "Summer in Banff is two months bad skiing."  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2009, 07:02:30 pm »

We have a reasonable amount of snow. I've mostly been dodging the idiots who have yet to realise that stopping takes a bit longer. I have a callout tomorrow, sending two vehicles to deliver some sort of care worker to a very remote location. We're sending two because if one gets stuck the other can tow them out.

Low range gears are extremely useful for steep downhill bits, as you don't have to brake. See, I may have four wheel drive but I still only have four wheel stop and two wheel steer...
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« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2009, 07:35:37 pm »

See, I may have four wheel drive but I still only have four wheel stop and two wheel steer...

The big problem is that only 4WD drivers who have driven extensively off-road seem to realize this.  Too many other 4WD drivers seem to think it gives them immunity to Newton's first law. 

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« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2009, 08:08:59 pm »

North East region weather update:

Snow has turned to strange rain + hail combo, plus the occasional bit of sleet. Snow on ground being washed away. slightly windy.
Current conditions:  Bloody 'orrible!  Shocked


Try to avoid the 100 yard dash to the corner shop, it's not worth it (trust me...).

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« Reply #63 on: February 02, 2009, 09:03:35 pm »

See, I may have four wheel drive but I still only have four wheel stop and two wheel steer...

The big problem is that only 4WD drivers who have driven extensively off-road seem to realize this.  Too many other 4WD drivers seem to think it gives them immunity to Newton's first law. 

Fzz (ex Jeep driver)

I realised it long before I started off roading, believe me! It only became essential when I started dealing with rocks attempting to overtake me on the way down the hills...

I've now been stood down from the callout, one section is completely impassible. Still on standby for anything else that might happen.
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« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2009, 09:07:23 pm »

Finally found a few minutes to go out and grab a few pictures:



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« Reply #65 on: February 02, 2009, 09:16:23 pm »

I love how no-one's at work / school, because of SIX. INCHES. of snow.
If, say, we were six inches tall, we could honestly say we were snowed in.
However, I agree with Mary - if we had six feet of snow everyone would be digging their way out the house out of sheer bloody-mindedness.

I went to Uni. I got bogged down, and had to eat half of my huskies.  Embarrassed

I buried the other half in the snow, for on hte way back  Tongue
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« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2009, 09:26:26 pm »

See, I may have four wheel drive but I still only have four wheel stop and two wheel steer...

The big problem is that only 4WD drivers who have driven extensively off-road seem to realize this.  Too many other 4WD drivers seem to think it gives them immunity to Newton's first law. 

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« Reply #67 on: February 02, 2009, 10:58:00 pm »

The posted pictures are grand!

Thanks to all for posting a glimpse of what you are seeing.
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« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2009, 11:03:07 pm »

Finally found a few minutes to go out and grab a few pictures:

Lovely Photos Fzz!

Alas, our new flatmate Brett, seen here on the right has been stolen.
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« Reply #69 on: February 02, 2009, 11:05:33 pm »

Who steals a snowman, when it's infinitely more satisfying to make one?

You should make another. And a pile of snowballs. And wait, unseen....
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« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2009, 11:21:29 pm »

Finally found a few minutes to go out and grab a few pictures:

Lovely Photos Fzz!

Thanks! 

The top one is a 20-second exposure, looking across the Thames from Kingston to Teddington.  It's almost entirely illuminated by the glow of the London sky as it was rather dark and there aren't any lights along our stretch of river.  The camera was plonked on an empty baked bean can stuck upside down in the snow -  I really must buy a tripod  Smiley

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This lunchtime I saw that some (presumably large) kids had built an 8-foot high snowman, with a 6-foot snowball as the body.  It was truly impressive - I don't know how they made it.  Unfortunately, by this evening it was headless.  That made me really sad.
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« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2009, 11:27:56 pm »

I got sent home early so those who live in the more valley vallies could get home before everything was blocked.
 Grin Work tommorrow should be fun.
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« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2009, 11:29:26 pm »

I got sent home early so those who live in the more valley vallies could get home before everything was blocked.
 Grin Work tommorrow should be fun.

I may not even be able to get into Uni tomorrow.

Oh cruel fate, Who mock me so!

No wait.

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« Reply #73 on: February 02, 2009, 11:44:33 pm »

Who steals a snowman, when it's infinitely more satisfying to make one?

You should make another. And a pile of snowballs. And wait, unseen....
Ahhh! Well 'evil' flatmate wanted to make another snowman, with " a poo in his belly." I guess come melt time, revenge would have followed, but he is 28 and shouldn't use the word poo. We had him sedated.

I am not hiding anywhere in north London with just a few snowballs! Maybe if the snow balls had been upgraded by The Doctor, or Mr O-Byrne was waving a piece of 2x4 nearby!
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« Reply #74 on: February 02, 2009, 11:49:53 pm »


Ahhh! Well 'evil' flatmate wanted to make another snowman, with " a poo in his belly." I guess come melt time, revenge would have followed, but he is 28 and shouldn't use the word poo. We had him sedated.

I am not hiding anywhere in north London with just a few snowballs! Maybe if the snow balls had been upgraded by The Doctor, or Mr O-Byrne was waving a piece of 2x4 nearby!
Yellow George

I'm in favour of both of these points. Particularly the second, although if your "Evil" freind still uses words like "Poo", you should have him sectioned and retrained.
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