To really want a cold, cold winter?

(230 Posts)
Sparklymommy Tue 03-Sep-13 08:08:42

Just that really. I have enjoyed the summer, don't get me wrong, but I long for a proper winter. Christmas card scenes with snow and frozen ponds.

Oblomov Tue 03-Sep-13 08:34:45

No. I don't want that. It makes driving frightening. Slippery roads. School and work closures, at the first drop of snow.

NO THANKS.

SunnyL Tue 03-Sep-13 08:35:44

Im with you. Id love another winter with tonnes of snow. I can go skiing and sledging and throw snowballs. I love walking my dog in the snow too. I flipping hate the rainy winters we get when its milder.

Although i miss my old car when it snows. Quite frankly the best car ever to drive in the snow was my Fiat Seciento. Used to go do doughnuts in the empty car park at work. Cant help but scream wheeeeeeee really loudly when i drove that car.

RunFatGirlRun Tue 03-Sep-13 08:36:22

I used to LOVE winter until last year when we moved to Norfolk and a beautiful but FREEZING Victorian end-of-terrace in the middle of the coldest winter in living memory

our first fuel bill was so high we spent the rest of the winter terrified to put the heating on

Sometimes I was so cold I would just randomly start crying confused

I'd do the washing up really slowly because it helped me get warm

I remember lying in bed in a dressing gown and socks under several blankets at about 7pm in an attempt to get warm - and realising I couldn't read my book because sticking my hand out of the cover made it ache with cold!

So...yes. Hopefully this winter we can afford to heat the house properly.

IDKWYABUON grin

hmmm, I'm split on this one.

Yes to snow (loads) and frost and clear starry nights.

No to sky high heating bills, feeling cold all the time.

You can tell autumn is knocking on the door with the threads about!

Monkeyandanimal Tue 03-Sep-13 08:38:48

I'd love a cold cold winter; IMO you are less likely to get ill when the weather is bitingly cold than when it is just cold and damp. All the bugs are more likely to get wiped out by cold crisp air, whereas they just breed and multiply in damp conditions if it is not cold enough to wipe them out. whenever we have a mild winter we all get ill much more in my family.

CatAmongThePigeons Tue 03-Sep-13 08:38:58

A cool crisp winter- fine. A cold wet/icy one- no thanks. The hills around here are lethal with the merest hint of ice, but luckily we rarely get ice/snow. We only had three ground frosts last year, it was surreal watching the weather in other parts of the country.

soverylucky Tue 03-Sep-13 08:39:19

Frozen pipes and no water for a week - no thanks.

A couple of snow days on a weekend or over the Christmas holiday is enough. I used to long for very cold winters. Now I have experienced several of them with young children I know that the reality is horrible.

MortifiedAdams Tue 03-Sep-13 08:40:13

YANBU. I want a proper winter!!!

SoonToBeSix Tue 03-Sep-13 08:42:15

Yabu I have arthritis the cold is painful and gas expensive

MyNameIsSuz Tue 03-Sep-13 08:43:09

I'm with you, I love winter! I'm already excited at the prospect of a chilly and crisp yet sunny autumn, and can't wait to crack out the coat and boots! Only issue this year is DS is just starting to walk, so if it's icy I think we might have some trouble...

knitted dresses, boots, scarfs, soup
are the good things about winter

i prefer the summer though

usualsuspect Tue 03-Sep-13 08:46:38

I've loved this summer.

I will be sad when it's over.

Backinthebox Tue 03-Sep-13 08:46:48

I work in aviation, and after 15 years am still constantly amazed by how our country struggles so much in the snow! Any snow at all can cause unbelievable disruption, and we are expected to happily get on with it - some years when it has snowed people at work have missed Christmas, funerals, etc.

I should hate the snow, it's a pain. Nevertheless there is something very compelling about it! I'd like a couple of weeks of proper winter too.

brightnearly Tue 03-Sep-13 08:47:00

No thank you! Last winter was enough! And it's never like in Finland or Russia, too wet and miserable...

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 03-Sep-13 08:49:32

YANBU I too want a properly cold and long winter. But no floods this year please.

YABU.I love the winters back home (Finland) but I can't afford to heat the house and I will be careering around with a pram and so on, and getting to work will be a nightmare.

Meglet Tue 03-Sep-13 08:53:22

Noooo, YABU! My heating bills are huge as it is.

Snow doesn't really affect us as we're in the town centre and can walk to work / shops / school. But cold winters cost money so boring and mild will do me.

BuskersCat Tue 03-Sep-13 08:56:39

YANBU, we can afford to heat the house this winter. Am looking forward to being warm

insanityscratching Tue 03-Sep-13 09:05:07

No YABU I hate the snow and the cold. Travelling is a nightmare and the heating is costly. I don't mind the bright and frosty days though, find them much better than wind, rain and fog

RussiansOnTheSpree Tue 03-Sep-13 09:06:59

I want it to be properly cold so that I can be properly warm!!!!

hermioneweasley Tue 03-Sep-13 09:07:51

YABU. Do you live in a bubble, OP?

TheNaughtySausage Tue 03-Sep-13 09:12:51

I used to wish that then after three awful long cold winters and snow in April this year I am really hoping for a short one this time.

Although YANBU about a snowy, cosy Christmas grin

YABU

my second baby is due on 2nd Jan, I could do without getting snowed in / falling on ice!

Lovecat Tue 03-Sep-13 09:16:39

`YABU - wasn't this six month winter we've just had long enough? Our heating bills were ridiculous, no way can we do that again!

SilverApples Tue 03-Sep-13 09:17:32

We all live in a bubble Hermione, we all handle things differently with different issues. This is just a fun thread, isn't it? smile

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