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Welshcookie

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It's snowing and the gritter has just gone past for the second time this evening.

I love snow, but then, we do live on a gritter route, and past history has taught me to be prepared for it.

Larder well-stocked, candles to the ready and logs in the shed.

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Kilmory

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Lots of snow forecast for N. Shropshire from tomorrow night. I love it too and will be so disappointed if it's just a dusting.

Kilmory

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Elpe

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We did a big shop today to stock up, just in case. Think our worst forecast is for Friday.

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Essex Girl

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Heavy snow had been forecast here for last Monday but didn't actually reach us in the end. Everyone must have stocked up with extra groceries at the weekend, however, because Tesco was unusually quiet when I went there yesterday.

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JAMES

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All fine in Central London.

I've never quite understood all this stocking up thing. Why do people do it? If I could not leave the house for five days, I'd easily have enough stuff to live. I could even live for 10 days. Would it be perfect? Prob not, but no one would go hungry.....

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Janice

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Here it is 65 degrees, yesterday was 72!! Tomorrow the forecast is for snow in the afternoon! I hope so. The climate here in Georgia, USA is unpredictable. You all talking about snow makes me hope it does. I love it.

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SonyaK

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What is it? Haven't seen it for years!!

It's supposed to be 42C here today, which is awful, and high Bushfire risk.
But yesterday was 27 and tomorrow 22 (so they say), so just one really hot day isn't so bad. When it's 4 in a row I really hate it!!
Fires still raging in NSW, so they'll be in more strife with the heat.

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Biggles !

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All provisions in house now, tins, jars, long life milk and a freezer full of stuff. If the power goes off I just need to put the stuff outside, perhaps. Last winter here was very bad for us; we had a deep perma frost which swelled the ground and made it impossible to open / close gates and doors and I could not get the car out onto the road for 3 weeks. I love looking and walking in fresh snow but I have to say that it is a 'badger' of a problem for me. Ho Hummmmmm

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Welshcookie

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Having been genuinely snowed in for a week with a herd of cows to milk, five people to feed, no electricity or telephone and frozen pipes to thaw out every morning I imagine even people who cannot imagine what it would be like would stock up a bit if they knew it might happen.

It certainly wasn't a case of just negotiating a few hundred yards of perilous pavements for supplies and using a mobile to text or chat to your friends!

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SonyaK

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Biggles and WC that does sound serious. Never been through anything like that, but if it was a possibility then I'd be stocking up too!!

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Sue G

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No snow here yet, weather man said it is due on saturday in our little part of France.

Biggles, hope you are not to cold, we are down to -7 this morning.
We have made sure this year we have wood & i bought one of those little Petrol heaters from Bricomache for 70.00 euros, just incase the electric does go and the boiler goes off.

Last year Olli was in Paris working and during the night the heating went off, we had run out of oil and no way for it to be delivered until our roads we cleared. it was -13 then. As we had only just moved in we had no woodburner at the time.


James you eat like a bird, so even one cupboard would last you a week.

I always stock up on milk & tin/dried goods, freezer is stocked up once a month. Last year had no car for 6 weeks and no way to get to the shops.
Not only that when you live to far from the shops like Biggs & i petrol is to expensive to pop to the shop each day for a fresh pint or fruit & veg.

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Saffy

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None of the shops ran out of anything the last three winters so I'm not stocking up on anything.

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Welshcookie

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The problem is not whether the shops run out, it is can you get to the shops.
A&E is always inundated by people injured when they slip over on icy pavements.

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JAMES

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I'm afraid I simply could not or would not live under such conditions.

I'm such a city person.

I'd not care if I ran out of milk, I can make bread, the freezer has food in it, so do the cupboards. I could easily be here for 10 days without having to go out as in really having to go out, but I've never experience snow so bad that you can't go out anyway.

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Welshcookie

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James, that made me smile. Our big problem was getting rid of the milk; vats of it. We had to transfer it to large plastic containers on the back of the tractor so that my brave OH could battle through the drifts to a collection point.
Just so milk would not run out in the shops!

 
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