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It's snow joke


Poor garden, although it looks lovely and white and glistens in the sunshine, I had to go out to shake the snow off of the evergreen plants. Feed the birds and make sure that they had fresh water. Brrrrh roll on the summer. Keep safe everyone. 


  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Garden looks beautiful in the snow Jacqueline.

    SW Scotland
  • 11 inches of the stuff lying on the garden north of Glasgow just now and plenty more due overnight. I just hate thinking how gross it's all going to be when it thaws!

  • Joyce21Joyce21 Posts: 15,489

    Not bad 30 miles down the coast from you glasgowdan but expecting more overnight.

    SW Scotland
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,620

    looks lovelly, "snow joke" that yesterday my boiler (only 5 years old) desided to give up, it was -6 outside, just changing phone contracts, unable to unlock phone, so no phone no heating!Cant get through to Sky because of the call staff not sure if its Glasgow, unable to get to work.

  • Fire LilyFire Lily Posts: 296

    Sorry, but this a bit hilarious to me as a swede. Here, that would just be a little frost on the ground, nothing upsetting. But I do understand that you are not used to it and that it becomes a problem for you. :)

    Perhaps you should send your young to Scandinavia when they want a driving licence to learn how to drive in snow?

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087
    Fire Lily
    We are not use to it because we do not get this type of weather everyday and a temperature drop that reached -10 in general around the country. Obviously, Sweden has this weather and temperatures as a norm and therefore your government invests in the the machinery and logistics to ensure you can cope with such weather due to its consistency in your country 
  • David WDavid W Posts: 84
    Hi Fire Lily,

    the other problem in the U.K. is that very few drivers have winter tyres as they are often just not needed. Even fewer have snow chains (though I have car snow socks kept in the car but have never yet needed to use them)

    I believe in Sweden you have legislation that requires your drivers to equip winter tyres in the conditions we have just experienced. As most here were driving on normal tyres that makes the roads even more hazardous to negotiate, combine that with a lack of experience of driving in snow then for some it becomes a recipie for disaster.

    Having said that a lot of areas have had 6 to 12 inches if snow, so even in Sweden that is a bit more than a little frost on the ground as you say above lol


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Over a foot of snow with me! No snowploughs or gritters as they were all used to try and keep the main roads and the motorways clear, so our village or 3000 souls had to dig itself out.
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,482
    On the lower ground where I live in Gloucestershire, we had quite heavy snow on Thursday and Friday and it had all but disappeared by Sunday morning.  Literally 5 miles from where I live, up on the Cotswold Escarpment, there was still over a foot of snow in some places on Wednesday.
    That just gives an example of how localised the problem (or lack of problem) can be.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,585
    edited March 2018
    We had a call on the internal land line at Waitrose ( from Head Office ) a customer had called HO to complain........ we had ...... wait for it....... " slush in our disabled parking bays" I mean really????? Clearly she managed to deal with the killer slush and get home again, then she's googled HO's phone number to call and make a formal complaint?
    People died in that cold weather and the only thing she's got to complain about is slush?? If she'd made it into store, through the killer slush,or called from her car, someone would have gladly pushed her round in a wheelchair.
    British stiff upper lip? wartime spirit? jeez!!
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