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Started by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Started: 31st Dec 2020 at 22:44

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

I wish it would go away.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 22:51

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

I know, it's snow joke is it

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 22:53

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

According to the Met Office it should be foggy now, not snowing.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 22:54

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Well it's snowing now

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 22:59

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

Yes I saw whilst pouring another cocktail.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 23:00

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Hic !!!!

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 23:03

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

Not just yet unfortunately.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 23:04

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 23:06

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

Vodka Martini, shaken not stirred.

Replied: 31st Dec 2020 at 23:24

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Loving it, out with the grandkids slorrin' and snowballing. I do a mean mucky daddy, kids are well impressed

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 09:41

Posted by: PeterP (8414)

Snow is ok on christmas cards but after a while most folk wish it would melt You cannot walk safely in it and last thing anyone wants is a visit to A&E. If you have to drive most roads have not been gritted so they are full of compacted ice and dangerous

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 10:58

Posted by: basil brush (16308)

Agree Peter, had a few near slips on my walk this morning, sooner its gone the better.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 11:03

Posted by: laughing gravy (7115)

bin on full lockdown me since sunday cornt get out as i only have a bike, i struggle to walk at the best of times so i'm housebound and there'll be another few days before it thaws.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 11:17

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Snowfall is good for the soul, keeps you young and fit. Many of the elderly folk near me are sensible and wear the appropriate footwear to get out and about.

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 11:30

Posted by: basil brush (16308)

stay in where it's safe, LG

Replied: 1st Jan 2021 at 11:45

Posted by: basil brush (16308)

coming down now.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 13:39

Posted by: AngelWood (494)

Isn't it just, luckily I got out this morning for a few bits and bobs.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 14:15

Posted by: tomplum (7259) 

I love the ole white stuff , it gives me a glow
But it does cause a hazard , with its after math
I love to go playing, with a spade in the snow
and to help the old walkers, I clear a path,

And if it falls deeply, and there's nowhere to shove it,
A dasterly plan , I have hatched,
I'll tell you my plan and i think you will love it,
I'll build a big snowman, with buttons and hat, that are matched,

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 14:48

Posted by: tonker (23286) 

"But it does cause a hazard , with its after math "

Is that American for 'it's chasing sums'?

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 15:34

Posted by: tomplum (7259) 

Its called, poetic license , Its been with us some time,
a gift from , him upstairs tha knows
to make the poems rhyme
The problem is of course, you see,
The pendants only rule,
he wants it perfect every time, and that will never be,

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 16:14

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

Its only nice for a short time, I was up on top of Parbold hill and Ashurst beacon yesterday and lots of people seem happy to be in it but not me.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 17:24

Posted by: tonker (23286) 

" I was up on top of Parbold hill and Ashurst beacon yesterday and lots of people seem happy to be in it but not me."

Well, what did you bloody go there for,you daft sod?

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:04

Posted by: jo anne (33497) 

That’s a good question, Tonker.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:07

Posted by: jathbee (10785)

Indeed it is. Why would you do that

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:27

Posted by: FAT MICK (inactive)

To see if I could catch any of them falling down.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:43

Posted by: jathbee (10785)

Such a martyr to that camera.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 18:46

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Some of you should travel to countries that get real snow downfalls and see how they manage. It's only this country that gets its knickers in a twist about a bit of snow and shuts down, the drivers who complain about it are bad drivers in my opinion and should stay off the roads if they can't handle a bit of snow and ice.

Rant over.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:23

Posted by: broady (16694) 

TerryW,
We got almost a foot on the Tuesday before Christmas. Only bus routes are cleared. We live at the entrance to a cul-de-sac and the ruts have been very deep. The only snag is when you get in them it is very hard to turn out of them to steer onto your drive. The snow will be here until April. On the Thursday morning the garbage was collected as usual.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 19:56

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

I bet the country didn't come a complete halt though Broady, we stop trains running if it's the wrong type of snow here, god forbid if leaves get on the lines.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:06

Posted by: broady (16694) 

I haven’t seen them but the trains have big ploughs mounted on the front to clear the snow.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:16

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

I've seen them on TV. Very useful in your neck of the woods.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:30

Posted by: tomplum (7259) 

and in Canada those trains are loooooong, they stop traffic for ages at level crossings,

here's a short train in Canada

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:35

Posted by: TerryW (6276)

Brilliant.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 20:37

Posted by: broady (16694) 

Some have two trains pulling the another a third of the way in , then another two thirds of the way in, and another one/two at the back pushing.

Replied: 2nd Jan 2021 at 21:05

Posted by: tomplum (7259) 

That section of railway in my video only used one engine because its mostly flat and only has a couple of ' grades' ( hills to us), the problem is, if it loses momentum, It will not make it up the grade and has to call the railroad to send another engine, Thieves have put things on the line to make it slow down so it will stall on the grade and they are in waiting in a choosen place where the driver cannot see them, Then while the train is stopped they empty several containers and make off no one ever seeing what they did , a nice plan and only got found out when the train got to the destination and the containers were found empty,

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 14:03

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (6813)

A Banking Engine

Replied: 3rd Jan 2021 at 14:05

 

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