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    UK To Freeze Next Week? Are You Ready For 'The Beast From The East'

    We are, apparently, expecting significant snowfall and very low temperatures early next week:

    Link 1: London to freeze as 'beast from the East' weather front moves in - London - News - London Evening Standard

    Link 2: BBC - Paul Hudson's Weather & Climate Blog: The Beast from the East is lurking

    However the webmasters at the Met Office website don't seem to too worried about it with no warnings currently in force from today until Monday:


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    *sigh*
    We won't get it. Even if Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Wilts and Hants get it - we probably won't..

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    im ready for it in my log cabin in hampshire :P got kit ready to get to the animals on the farm for when i need to and my snow cannon ready

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    Beast from the East? wasn't that a replacement for the Dove from Above in Shooting stars? but they just stuck Boris Yeltzin's face on it?

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    Sounds like a good week to be moving house!

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    im ready but ill belive it when I see it.

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    We did a stocking up shop last week, I have a large box of blankets ready to use, a house plated with 6 inches of insulated render and rolls of insulation in the roof, I've duct taped the iffy DG window (hinges gone, so draughty), heavy velvet curtained the external doors, got all my 12v SLAs and backup car battery ready to go, inverter and leads all laid out for a power cut, candles, matches etc ready for the stove/gas fire (240v ignition WHY?), torches readied, animal food stocked up, and the old Bermuda boiler has no condensate to freeze, and laughs at cold anyway..Jems car has brand new rubber, I have my snow tyres on and my autosocks as well.

    Come on if you're hard enough..

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    Don't forget to stock up on perishables. Bread and milk seem to be the favourites, as we all know that toast and milkshakes are the staple food during a snowstorm. I'm looking for pre-sliced apples, but not having much luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    We did a stocking up shop last week, I have a large box of blankets ready to use, a house plated with 6 inches of insulated render and rolls of insulation in the roof, I've duct taped the iffy DG window (hinges gone, so draughty), heavy velvet curtained the external doors, got all my 12v SLAs and backup car battery ready to go, inverter and leads all laid out for a power cut, candles, matches etc ready for the stove/gas fire (240v ignition WHY?), torches readied, animal food stocked up, and the old Bermuda boiler has no condensate to freeze, and laughs at cold anyway..Jems car has brand new rubber, I have my snow tyres on and my autosocks as well.

    Come on if you're hard enough..
    That is some thorough prep you have there. seems like you have been expecting bad weather for a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnantonnixx View Post
    . I'm looking to pre-sliced apples, but not having much luck.
    mcdonalds do pree sliced apples in plastic bags

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    I will crank my heating up by a degree.

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    It looks like the same kind of start to those 2 bad winters we had a couple of years back. Late November/early December the temp plummeted and cooled down the land. Anything that came over after that was snow.
    Could be another bad one, in which case I'll get myself off to Tesco and buy the kids a sled

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    I suppose I'm going to have to relent soon then and let her put the heating on.

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