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07-01-2010, 09:01 PM
Check this out - lovely!
Frozen Britain seen from above (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8447023.stm)
08-01-2010, 01:44 AM
I've seen this and it is very annoying, i am from the south (dorset) and study in the south (devon) and we have had very little snow. It snowed one night in dorset when i was back for christmas (very little and it went by lunchtime the next day) we have had a little more in the south but not enough for anything proper, it has lasted more than one day but we haven't had any more snow.
I've been for many walks in the snow barefoot, its really nice, but then thats the hippy that i am at dartington! Its like sand thats cold and its really nice seeing all the footprints in the snow
09-01-2010, 04:03 AM
It's times like these I wish someone would come up with a more accurate term than 'Global Warming' - a phrase which instantly brings to mind the concept of sipping cocktails on the beach in the future, probably where the Antarctic used to be. :D
09-01-2010, 12:56 PM
Who's had a comical public fall?
I had one a couple of weeks back whilst crossing over a bridge - I fell on my arse and a couple of people saw it, and a car tooted its horn at me, and I got up sheepishly and scooted off. Not too bad in the grand scheme of things, but the storm clouds were simply brewing, preparing me for a much more hideous public shaming.....and on thursday night, it finally happened.
After half an hour of careful stepping, I was within sight of the pub I was heading for after work just further up a hill, and started to cross the road when I slipped on the ice and landed on my hands and knees. It shames me to say it, but I think I emitted a girly like squeal as I fell. Worse, I couldn't get a grip with my hands or feet as I tried to pull myself back up, and my legs and arms kept slipping from under me, and I started rolling back down to the bottom of the hill, my limbs thrashing around weakly and ridiculously as I made more sordid, nasally noises in my fear and panic. Will I ever be able to get up on my feet again? Was just one of the thoughts that whizzed through my mind. I looked about for something to hold onto as I slid further down the hill, still moaning weakly, and finally managed to grasp an iron railing which I used to pull myself back up. I then stood back at the bottom of the hill, breathing heavily for some moments, looking about meakly to make sure noone else had seen my public shameing....it seemed I had been lucky. But then - the horror! I gazed upon the Chow Mein shop across the street, full of late night noodle munchers, who were pointing in my direction and laughing hysterically. For shame. I still shake now just relating this anecdote.
09-01-2010, 01:24 PM
Snow's quite pretty when it falls and settles. However, living in a fairly busy place like London, the "nice" snow soon becomes lethal ice when every c*** has walked over it a thousand times over. I've been a slippin' and a slidin' all over the shop on my way too and from work. :eek:
09-01-2010, 03:21 PM
You want to try living up here. Even for Scotland, this weather is a ridiculous fucking nightmare. And my Economy 7 Storage Heaters, which are neither economical nor seemingly capable of storing any heat, don't help much either.
I've avoided falling flat on my face SO FAR, but it's been close. And sometimes the walk between my flat and the bust stop (10 mins at the best of times) is only possible by slowly negotiating large patches of frozen grass, interspersed with much grappling of railings. Still, it's my mates who live in places further north, like Wick and Ellon, who I feel sorry for. They probably haven't even been outdoors for a month.
09-01-2010, 04:07 PM
Who's had a comical public fall?
My sister slipped and broke her arm!
And today I saw a yob fall off his bike ha!
09-01-2010, 06:37 PM
:oI dont know about comical falls but the drive at our house is quite a steep one, 2 weeks ago my wife parked her car on it, we went inside then i decided to put the wheelie bin out, for a split second i shit myself because the car had slid off the drive and ended up in the middle of the road!! Hand brake was on too! I shit myself b'cos my initial thought was the cars being stolen so i was kinda in 'fight or flight' mode. I have had a very comical fall some years ago but that wasent ice or snow......just me showing off 'look how fast i can run down these stairs while all you sad shoppers take the escalator' type of fun but easily worthy of any Norman Wisdom pratfalling! If only some one filmed it.
Face bouncing off the remaining 30/40 steps while 200 saturday afternoon shoppers laugh uproarously (spelling?), i should have taken a bow really, not hurt either luckily, also lucky was quickly seeking refuge in the local Forbidden Planet where my mate works and hiding at the back-near the Betty Page/Taschen stuff, oh.. Broadmarsh shopping center in notts city center.
13-01-2010, 09:03 AM
A fresh blanket of snow here this morning, and it's still coming down strong.
13-01-2010, 10:08 AM
I live just north-west of nottingam city center in a pit village and last night it drizzled onto frozen sludge and froze!! Theres been three or four minor car bumps and almost impossible to walk anywhere because it's just pure ice. If it snows later (as predicted) it means you proberbly can walk for a bit but it's still going to take a long time to thaw properly, i havent gone out for the last two days, strange that just up the road its not bad, same with most main roads i suppose. Oh well, it looks nice!:cool:
13-01-2010, 07:36 PM
Seems to be finally leaving us up here. Just as well really.
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