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General Chat Thread, Good winter or bad winter? in General; Originally Posted by localzuk Weird, you're in Northants. Did you move from Yorkshire by any chance? lol. No, I just ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Weird, you're in Northants. Did you move from Yorkshire by any chance?
    lol. No, I just like winding her up about the heating. To be honest, I rarely feel the cold and probably wouldn't have it on until it got REALLY cold, which it doesn't do that often. I'm sitting in the office just wishing I had a window that I could open.

    I went through the whole of the 2008-09 footy season (as a supporter) and don't think I ever had a coat on for the home games, even last year, I think there were only a couple of games when I had to wear one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    I was going to buy a Discovery last winter (prior to the snow). Before the bad weather hit you could get a 2003 Discovery with 60k on the clock and FSH for about 5-6k. After December the price went up to almost 10k!
    Tell me about it, that was what I was uuming and aarghing at doing then when they went up that much I thought stuff it! It would be bad enough the higher fuel and Road Tax bill for it without spending a chunk of savings.

    Part of me is fairly sure we will have a very harsh winter again, and I should get a 4x4 this time, but the optimist in me says it will be fine.

    Whats the bet that we have snow at BETT again this year?

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    Well I for one would actually like some bad weather - yes it was a bit cold down here but nothing like the rest of you seemed to get - and not just in the north either. School didnt shut at all last winter whereas the previous year one of my schools closed for a couple of days.
    I know we are lucky in the effete south, but all we get is chilly winds and grey, damp days.
    I was talking to a friend from Nottingham about the weather and you really would think that we had not been in the same country last winter

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    Had to scrape ice off the car on Saturday night!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Well I for one would actually like some bad weather - yes it was a bit cold down here but nothing like the rest of you seemed to get - and not just in the north either. School didnt shut at all last winter whereas the previous year one of my schools closed for a couple of days.
    I know we are lucky in the effete south, but all we get is chilly winds and grey, damp days.
    I was talking to a friend from Nottingham about the weather and you really would think that we had not been in the same country last winter
    Plymouth had a complete shut down for a couple of days


    Bring on the snow i say!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post
    Plymouth had a complete shut down for a couple of days


    Bring on the snow i say!!!
    See - SEE! Plymouth is further south than we are and we didn't get anything like the bad weather they did

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    Tobe fair it wasnt that deep, but the lack of properly salted roads meant people couldnt get in, i for one couldnt get out of the car park at home as its about a 45% slope

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevbaz View Post



    Tobe fair it wasnt that deep, but the lack of properly salted roads meant people couldnt get in, i for one couldnt get out of the car park at home as its about a 45% slope
    I assume that is last years snow and not the first snow of this year?

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    haha yeah back in feb or march whenever it was

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    You wanted to see the East Anglian counties last year! We had bucket loads and the school was shut for a couple of days. Let's say our management think admin staff are more invincible and have to still come in regardless of the weather (this should go in behind the red door - but oh well!). I think two years ago, we ended up having a snow ball fight in the court yard against the boarding staff and students. That got messy!

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    Well, if Sods Law is anything to do with it, we'll have a mild winter...

    In invested in winter tyres for my car last year @ nearly 100 each so you can bet I won't need them... Of course, they're not fitted yet so expect a major cold snap with snowdrifts in the next couple of days

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    Well, the cold snap is coming. It looks like Tuesday onwards is going to get a lot colder with snow forcast in some areas. Here comes winter!!!

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    #uksnow Map - UK Snow Twitter Mashup bookmark this so you are ready

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    Since I'm baby-carrier as of January, I've invested not in winter tyres, as my Astra seems to not have issue on the standard fit 185/65/15 rubber, but in a set of AutoSocks..

    Snow chains seemed overkill, but The AutoSocks seem to get good reviews, are easier to fit and live in the glovebox. I just don't want to be stuck unable to reach Isabel, or unable to get us both home and warm.

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    They say it may be heading south, but I wonder if that's 'south' or 'south-east'?

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