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ReallyTired Fri 06-Feb-15 21:45:59

The midlands, north of england and scotland have had loads of snow. Spain has had loads of snow. Hertfordshire has only had a light dusting of snow this year. My kids want to make a snowman and haven't really had the opportunity this year.

I know that snow causes problem for people who have to get to work, but my kids would love to go sledging.

ScarlettDarling Fri 06-Feb-15 21:48:06

Well, you don't get much further north than me, Newcastle, and we've had no real snow at all...just a little dusting on one or two days. Not disappointed by that though!

LittleBrownRabbit Fri 06-Feb-15 21:50:33

I'm North Scotland. Travel has been hell. Is your kids need to build a snowman more important than people getting to work safely? No. I didn't think so.

bobbyjoe Fri 06-Feb-15 21:51:40

I'm disappointed too. I love the snow.

LittleBrownRabbit Fri 06-Feb-15 21:52:57

Also, if your kids want to go sledging so badly take them on a winter holiday where is is snow. It really pisses me off when people say "oh my kids want to build a snowman/go sledging" when people struggle to get to work.

PrimalLass Fri 06-Feb-15 21:55:05

I'm hoping we are into spring. It was so beautifully sunny today - the park was full of happy children in shirt sleeves and jumpers, not huge coats.

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Feb-15 21:55:06


Me and my youngest are gutted

WorraLiberty Fri 06-Feb-15 21:57:03

Pssst! LittleBrownRabbit

Wishing for snow/enjoying snowman building, doesn't actually make the snow happen wink

So you might want to direct your anger at nature lol

ReallyTired Fri 06-Feb-15 21:58:20

Brown, I have no more control over the weather than you do. It is not my fault that scotland has loads of snow at the moment. My kids wanting to build a snow man has no affect on the weather.

As far as going to work, I am shocked that northern scotland does not have the intrastructure to cope with snow like the Germans or Candians. Certainly in a lot of europe it is complusory to have winter tyres and they are more efficent about clearing roads.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 06-Feb-15 22:08:30

I am in The Midlands - we have had fuck all snow

Tinks42 Fri 06-Feb-15 22:18:55

I love to see snow


I hate the snow

It grinds everything to a hault
Our roads arent gritted enough so it causes accidents
Our pavements arent gritted either so even I can break a bone let alone our elderly

The snow, whilst looking pretty is a huge hazard

bobbyjoe Fri 06-Feb-15 22:19:14

I love the otherworldliness of it. The siege mentality of stocking up food after a trek to the supermarket. I don't know what it is but I love it and miss it. Desperately want some. A week's worth will do.

Highlandbird Fri 06-Feb-15 22:25:13

We've had snow for weeks. It's sort of all compacted and the top layer keeps thawing and freezing. Was -8 this morning so it's solid ice snow now. Shite for sledging and snowman building and even just walking on......but we did manage to build an actual mini toddler sized igloo in the garden this year wink

26Point2Miles Fri 06-Feb-15 22:26:51

Great lesson for 'your kids' don't always get what you want, or think you want. Life's tough

ilovesooty Fri 06-Feb-15 22:28:34

I always assume that people who are so keen on snow don't have to worry about getting to work.

I shall be delighted if we've seen the back of it this winter.

LittleMissRayofHope Fri 06-Feb-15 22:32:09

In north London here. Tuesday it snowed, about 2 cm. my dd (2.5) has such fun waking to nursery. We made snowballs and stamped our feet etc.
she wanted to build a snowman but it all melted before she got home.
She has asked me for snow each day this week and cried several times when it doesn't snow. So YANBU. I want some snow to make her happy and so I can play with her and she can experience it properly. But I only want it for that. Just one day.

Tinks42 Fri 06-Feb-15 22:32:36

You and me both then ilovesooty...

Its a damn hazard. A romantic dreamy thing of course but a nightmare in the same respect.

U2TheEdge Fri 06-Feb-15 22:32:43


Snow is the shits.

It is lovely to look at and it is lovely when it is fresh. Then you get all the yellow snow, then slush then deadly ice to fall over and break your back.

Oh and a random kid throwing a snowball at you. We had a bit of snow last week and some kid threw some in my face!!

What is there to love?

LittleMissRayofHope Fri 06-Feb-15 22:33:32

Ooooo, and regards to the work/travel aspect. Nope, still love snow.

It grinds the underground (the over ground bits which I use) to a halt and the roads are full of people who can't drive in snow and it causes hell - still love it.

LittleBrownRabbit Fri 06-Feb-15 22:37:13

I haven't actually directed any anger Worra. I'm simply stating a point that snow causes severe problems for some. Wanting snow is fine if you don't don't need to drive in it to get to work, however some do and snowman building and sledging is not everyone's priorities. As I said, of people want snow take children on a winter holiday.

ghostyslovesheep Fri 06-Feb-15 22:39:55

or you could buy snow tyres smile

snow is ace - I wish we had some here - I wish and wish and wish - really hard grin

Tinks42 Fri 06-Feb-15 22:44:13

Are you for real ghosty.. bloody hell... let me go buy snow tyres and 100 quid a pop...

WellyMummy Fri 06-Feb-15 22:45:01

Barely anything here either. A dusting round us for one morning, a snow storm that swirled for 15 minutes and then melted. The mountains look fab dusted in white for several weeks.
Nothing last year either . . . disappointed children and a Mummy who would like to make this wish come through, if only for a day!

JazzTheDog Fri 06-Feb-15 22:45:47

I'm North East Aberdeenshire and we've had virtually nothing sad

LittleBrownRabbit Fri 06-Feb-15 22:45:57

The siege mentality of stocking up food after a trek to the supermarket.

Why would you need to stock up on food? FFS we have had 10" of snow and we still manage to get out daily. It's hardly a snow siege confused. Unless people live rurally it's not a hardship to walk to a shop. A few flakes of snow and people panic about bread and milk. In 2010 we had two foot of snow, London got a few centimetres and OMG time stopped for London. We still managed to survive, go fathom that one out. Snow hits London and it's a panic. Snow hits Scotland (which is normal) and we just get on with it.

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