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I am sure that many of you who live with feet of snow every winter would think nothing of what we have this morning, about a foot,30cms in my area and still coming down. Last snowfall like this was 6 years* ago.Added * Eighteen years ago they now say and that was less.

Of course we aren't well equipped for it and the airports are shut down, no buses running and train services into London severely disrupted, underground very restricted and schools closed. The kids are thrilled to bits.

Needless to say, luck would have it that I had been putting off my grocery order the last few days and it was due to be delivered this morning. Serves me right! We probably have less fresh food, fruit and veg than ever we had.
Hehe, I think that years- old can of broad beans might finally get opened.

Later: Oh no! I will be out of coffee even by tomorrow morning.

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Just came back last night from a weekend in London, so luckyly I made it back before it laid.

Just though.

I woke my husband up last night 'whispering loudly' that its all beautiful outside.

Later on I found him in the spare room due to my snoring, so he has had a bad night!.

My boys are estatic and we are hunting around ( well my husband is) for old clothes to wear for them to go out in.
I knew that ski stuff didnt need to go on ebay yet!.

Ive phoned in a work collegue who has convinced me not to go into work.
Husband is 'working from home'.

Not checked the food situation yet but Im sure with a weekend away that my family have eaten me out of house and home.

My itching skin is itchier today than normal.

Should things get worse I shall slump into the snow naked to relieve myself.
:)

Anyone want to join me?
 

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My kids schools all posted closures due to snow on their web sites, wording used was "regrettable" - oh boy did my kids cheer with delight (except Nathan, who wants to go to school)!!!

Dave has just taken 3 year old to school (possibly open) via the back garden and forest land :lol:, funny site as Nathan sank into snow by 1/3 of body height, lost his wellies and jeans already wet :lol: :lol:. Oh what fun!

My other kids are getting ready to go out for snowball fights and to make a very large snowman.

:rolleyes: (((Clare))) - Our food supplys are low as my shopping for the MONTH is due to be done tomorrow!!

LESLEY

:eek:- theyve just be making snow angles - wet already!!!! To do this you have to lie in snow and move legs/arms in out!!!
 

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This must be one of the rare occasions that us Scots are not as badly affected as the rest of the country. We're used to bad weather but we only have a light ground covering here. :wink2:
 

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Oh my,
As much as i miss seeing the snow when i lived up north, I won't forget the problems of getting out to the store for stock up. Especially having four kids.

I used to buy extra milk and freeze it for emergency and make large meals to last a couple of days. We had a wood burning stove too. And when we had power failures I would put the left overs on the stove to heat it up.
But in August we worked hard to split and stack wood for the coming winter. We would go threw at least 4 cords of split wood per year and then some. We would get a delivery of wood in august and rent a splitter to split it and stack it. Our house ran off electric,so the stove worked well with lower heating bills.

Living in florida is no treat either, the heat waves are a killer also for us lupies. Just can't win. Mother nature can be cruel on us.

Just my little in put. (make me a snowman) :lol:

sending warm hugs your way
Florie :rose:

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:hehe: Hooray!! We have snow too :lol:

Been out this afternoon making a :snowman3: and having snowball fights, sooooo much fun :wink2:
Felt great to be outside having some FUN even if my raynauds was playing up and im now exhausted :rolleyes: Haven't had snow here for over 10 years! :eek:

Fingers crossed wont pay for all this fun too much tommorow, oh well it was worth it! :wink2:

Hope you all had a good day too,
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Yep we got the snow here as well but not as bad as it seems like in the UK. Just got a text a moment ago to say that the school bus is off tomorrow so it looks like a day off for the little fella. The driver lives out in the country so I reckon he is probably snowed in.

My nephew left work this evening at 5.30pm to do, what normally takes, a one hour journey. He has only just got home - 5 hours later :eek: Said he thought he was going to have to find a B & B for the night at one stage. He couldnt tell the road from the ditches. Very scary road conditions!

Stay safe and warm everyone

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How beautiful :) although I am sure it's not so beautiful if it keeps up and you can't get around anywhere :(

DD had snow in Scotland just recently when she was there, but missed out on it in London and Dublin. She has a friend still over there in Dublin though so I bet he's quite happy about it actually snowing.

Back here in Oz we are sweltering in temps ranging from 100F to 115F in some places :eek::eek: so what a contrast!

Stay warm and hope you find some food to eat ;)

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My sympathies to all. We had 2' of snow here, in western WA, in December. My mini dachsie puppy was NOT impressed with it. He was finally getting the idea of housebreaking, and with his "outdoor plumbing", well.....we had to revisit the puppy pads for a couple weeks. Even with shoveling, the snow built up and he finally followed my older mini and used under my car where it was all clear.

My poor cheap greenhouse fell victim to the heavy snow, even tho I went out and brushed it off. I have repaired the damage and it is now usable again. Never doubt the power of woman, re-bar, and zip ties! As long as the zip ties hold out, I am good at least until I get a new one ordered. :)

Hopefully you will be able to get out and manage or the snow doesn't last too long.
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Stupid me... I forgot that our electricity company notified us last week that they are doing upgrade works in our area and that we would have no electricity all day today.

There was I in the middle of replying to a post earlier when. wham, off went all the power. No heat, no light, no PC, no shower, no coffee :eek:, no radio, no TV, no cooker, no microwave.... thats a heck of a lot of 'no's'!

Anyway I baled out and came up to my daughters house for some food, warmth, coffee and the loan of her laptop.:) I feel sorry for anyone with a small baby. Its very cold without any heat. :worried:

Weather not too bad today. Snowing on and off but driving is manageable where I live.

Lily if I could parcel you up a snowflake, I would :)

Luv n stuff
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They are showing on our local news how much snow the UK got and how you have not had snow like that in 20 years. They also said there are no snow plows to remove it so England has basically shut down.

Here in New Jersey we are expecting about 6 inches today which is nothing for us. They are well equipped to handle this as it is just a drop in the bucket.

Hope the UK kids got off from school today too.:wink2::wink2::wink2:
 

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I know it's very different where heavy snow is a regular occurence. :)
Yes the kids where off school again here and in many other areas they closed just in case. The storm has moved on West into South Wales but they are forcasting another dump for us on Thursday. The side roads are still not clear and with temps below freezing likely to be dangerous in the morning. Parking will be difficult if the snow hasn't been cleared. So I think I'll opt out of the school run in the morning. It is a bit stressful at the best of times as a lot of the drivers seem to be lunatics.

Joan, I am so glad you had a refuge! I am glad our boiler chose to break down a couple of weeks ago and was able to be repaired the next day.

I managed to get my whole grocery order transferred for delivery Thursday first thing so fingers crossed. Thank you Stuart in Dundee, what a sweet man you are :lol:

Lily I am sorry about this awful heat you are experiencing for record lengths of time according to our papers. I'd love to send you a tonne of the cold stuff.

Hugs to All

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Snow, snow, and more snow here in New York. Thankfully it hasn't amounted to much accumulation each time it snows, but i'm like so done with it. It is so cold that my water pipes froze 2 days in a row. Thank goodness my son can fix them. I want the spring. I have been cooped up in my house for months because I cant take the cold. My raynauds is horrendous in the cold.

I want to see the bulbs bloom I planted last fall. I want HEAT!!!!


I hate the heat too. Lived in FL and had to come back because it was way too hot for me. Geeze don't you think im a difficult one to please. Imagine how my husband feels he he he he.
 

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I had heard that people over in the Uk had an awful lot of snow that they had not had in like twenty years:eek:.I was thinking about all of you and hoping everyone was okay.i am from illinois in the good old USA ha ha.I have had the worse winter here for the last two years so i do understand what it is like to be without food or and feel for everyone((((hugs)))).Joan i sure hope you have gotten your heat electricity water lol and whatever you were with outI just hope you are able to clean up the snow you did get and get the kids back to school :lol:.I just want to send some (((hugs))))to everyone and really hoping everyone is okay over there.Clare i sure hope you got some food by now but more then anything i hope you got your coffe:lol:.Stay warm everyone.

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