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« on: 03/02/2009 21:19:28 »
We have just had two snow days. The kid's schools have been shut and I was told not to go into work. The village has been alive. Families have been spending time with each other, kids that all go to different secondary schools have been mixing it up and making stronger friendships, I have had time to be with friends that I see fleetingly once a week and the pubs and shop have had lots of customers that would normally go into town. It has been like Christmas without the relatives. Has anyone else had a similar good time or are you banging on the school gate and bemoaning the closures.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 04/02/2009 00:18:05 »
Life has proceeded more-or-less normally here
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/02/2009 00:27:47 »
(Un)fortunately I'm pretty used to the snow, so that sort of stuff doesnt really happen as much. Most of the time people are just grumbing about having to shovel themselves out of the driveway, then the a*hole snow plow goes by and blocks you in again...

The occasional snow day is always fun.. snowball fights with friends, tobogganing or snowmobiling, hot chocolate, grilled cheese and tomato macaroni soup... i really hope it snows tonight.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2009 02:50:19 »
Grilled cheese sandwiches and a nice tomato bisque! YUMMMMM My favorite!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 04/02/2009 03:42:59 »
*sigh*  I want some snow here in Florida!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 04/02/2009 04:07:09 »
*deeper sigh* I want snow too! I'm boiling hot!
 

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« Reply #6 on: 04/02/2009 04:35:55 »
me too!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 04/02/2009 15:13:22 »
Here you go, cop this!!!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 04/02/2009 16:46:21 »




You want some of this????

You're welcome to it.

Our local church & vicarage.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 04/02/2009 21:30:04 »
I'll get Murray to post the picture of his 7 foot 1 snowman tomorrow.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 04/02/2009 22:04:11 »
Don_1, where were those photos taken? I'm not sure if I recognise it.

We had BUCKETS of snow! We had to drive back to London on the sunday night, but the roads were worse than awful - blizzard conditions meant you couldn't see ahead, and snow on the ground meant you couldn't see the road, let alone the lanes! Was very hairy. Even the M11 was the same. Took 3 hours to do a 90 min drive, and when we got back to East London, we couldn't get up the hill to the flat! Had to dump the car in a nearby side-street, where it still is. It's still too icy to get it out of there!

I decided to work from home on monday, as knowing the London transport system, I could easily have got to work in time for all services to cease, and end up stranded 10 miles from home! Work called and said they'd closed the office anyway. We do the type of work that can just as easily be done remotely, so it made sense.

Went for a nice walk around the village and Epping Forest. Lovely.
 

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« Reply #11 on: 05/02/2009 03:10:52 »
Here you go, cop this!!!


Beautiful Pictures! Lovely!

I still want some snow... Not mountains full just a nice few inches over everything!
 

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« Reply #12 on: 05/02/2009 09:44:49 »
Don_1, where were those photos taken? I'm not sure if I recognise it.


It's All Saints Church in Nuxley Village, Upper Belvedere, just south of the river from you.

I have a client at an exhibition closing at the NEC tonight, got to go there to get their stand out and into another exhibition at Olympia first thing Friday morning. So I'm leaving London's thaw for Birmingham's fresh snow fall!

NUTS!!!
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« Reply #13 on: 05/02/2009 09:54:01 »
Be safe on your Journey..careful travels!
 

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« Reply #14 on: 05/02/2009 16:38:07 »
Kewl piccys Don !

here's a couple.




Outside the local Harvester....why no peeps eat or drink there ?...me not know !!






LOL...me shake tree after takey this.....brats kids got well 'snowed'...serves them right...they did in fact ask to be born !  ;D




 

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« Reply #15 on: 05/02/2009 18:31:48 »
The snow was thick and it's still there only gradually melting now due to the sleety rain but here's a photo that I took with my mobile phone on Monday. not too great I know

 

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« Reply #16 on: 05/02/2009 21:42:36 »
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It's All Saints Church in Nuxley Village, Upper Belvedere, just south of the river from you.

Very nice, I must be imagining things, but I've never been there! Not a frequent visitor of the 'sarf' (except when I worked at Kings at London Bridge!)

Still haven't been able to rescue our car! The slope up to the car park is sheet ice, and the side-road that we left the car on is just as bad. It's only a little thing, better wait methinks.
 

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« Reply #17 on: 05/02/2009 22:33:45 »
I have been in the snow once.. in the Rocky Mountains In Colorado..




I have never been so cold in all my life... it's a good thing I live where 'cold' is no lower than 10 Celsius. 
 

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« Reply #18 on: 05/02/2009 22:37:01 »
It is going to snow on my house tonight again, Yipee! No work as my conference is cancelled. Happy days.
 

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« Reply #19 on: 06/02/2009 06:17:17 »
Kewl piccys Don !

here's a couple.




Outside the local Harvester....why no peeps eat or drink there ?...me not know !!






LOL...me shake tree after takey this.....brats kids got well 'snowed'...serves them right...they did in fact ask to be born !  ;D






COOOOOOOOOOOL....Piccy! LOL.... Those are terrific ! Wow.. Thats a lot of snow....Way more then we got here when it snowed!  I'm Jealous! Hee hee hee! So Pretty!
 

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« Reply #20 on: 06/02/2009 06:19:42 »
The snow was thick and it's still there only gradually melting now due to the sleety rain but here's a photo that I took with my mobile phone on Monday. not too great I know


Its a fine picture Rosalind! The snow is gorgeous there How do the kitties like it?
 

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« Reply #21 on: 06/02/2009 19:20:12 »
A lady in Bristol was on the news moaning because she had 12 inches in one hour. I didn't get any inches today, I would have been happy with one or two inches. 12 ehh! lucky Bristol.
 

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« Reply #22 on: 06/02/2009 19:32:55 »
12 inches in one hour! Thats insane!!
 

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« Reply #23 on: 07/02/2009 18:33:07 »
12 inches in one hour! Thats insane!!
But very pleasurable, I'm sure you would agree.

I think the snow is back on Monday.
 

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« Reply #24 on: 07/02/2009 18:57:27 »
12 inches in one hour! Thats insane!!
But very pleasurable, I'm sure you would agree.

I think the snow is back on Monday.

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