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General Chat Thread, Winter 2010 - Brrrrrr! in General; Originally Posted by stevenewman . By the time I've quickly whizzed over the side windows the front and back are ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    . By the time I've quickly whizzed over the side windows the front and back are nice and clear.
    Depends how much you had to drink the night before. It's supposed to be good for preventing chillblains.

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    Not having a car is a plus and minus I think..... yeah I don't have to deal with de-icing and driving on icy roads, but instead I have to walk in the freezing cold for 20 minutes and back when the snow was really bad in Feb this year (I think) I was twice nearly hit by idiots driving too fast and skidding onto the pavement! It's a good job I have quick reactions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Depends how much you had to drink the night before. It's supposed to be good for preventing chillblains.
    lol there's always one

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen_j View Post
    lol there's always one
    Taking booking for weddings, xmas etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    Not having a car is a plus and minus I think..... yeah I don't have to deal with de-icing and driving on icy roads, but instead I have to walk in the freezing cold for 20 minutes and back when the snow was really bad in Feb this year (I think) I was twice nearly hit by idiots driving too fast and skidding onto the pavement! It's a good job I have quick reactions!
    yeah last winter i walked to meet the other half at work as it was safer to leave her car there, was interesting watching all the cars sliding down the hill and battering into each other at the bottom

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    Quote Originally Posted by creese View Post
    Taking booking for weddings, xmas etc.
    i'll remember that for next year can you juggle and ride a unicycle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glen_j View Post
    i'll remember that for next year can you juggle and ride a unicycle?
    Not at the same time, it's held me back.

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    Just so you all know....i've just ordered some winter walking boots so we're obviously now going to have a mild winter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Just so you all know....i've just ordered some winter walking boots so we're obviously now going to have a mild winter!
    I'll put the walking poles back in the cupboard then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    Not having a car is a plus and minus I think..... yeah I don't have to deal with de-icing and driving on icy roads, but instead I have to walk in the freezing cold for 20 minutes and back when the snow was really bad in Feb this year (I think) I was twice nearly hit by idiots driving too fast and skidding onto the pavement! It's a good job I have quick reactions!
    This really got to me! I don't have a car, and in Feb when all the roads had been gritted, and all the cars were having no problems getting around, I was still sliding around and falling on my backside! And yet, when the school was closed middle of the day, I was the one that had to stay behind with kids that couldn't be collected because I was walking not driving!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    This really got to me! I don't have a car, and in Feb when all the roads had been gritted, and all the cars were having no problems getting around, I was still sliding around and falling on my backside! And yet, when the school was closed middle of the day, I was the one that had to stay behind with kids that couldn't be collected because I was walking not driving!!
    I have a sturdy pair of walking boots and 2 walking poles that I use when conditions are very bad. I am terrified of falling over, having had to have surgery on my back a few years ago, and am ultra cautious. The one day I thought I could manage without in January, I slipped and sat down hard on the steep hill where I live... I won't do that again!

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    I used to leave it running on my drive way, locked the gates.

    Now with the (sort of) new car I can get into a fully frozen car whack the fan on and the heated windscreen and it's clear within a couple of minutes.

    I hate de-icer, awful stuff.

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    Looking forward to next week, could see down to -12 around Wednesday in some places! (that's if you trust the weather men)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Looking forward to next week, could see down to -12 around Wednesday in some places! (that's if you trust the weather men)
    -12 thats a bit nippy lol, best check the antifreeze in the car

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    Its coming from Siberia apparently, along with the snow at the weekend.



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