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To put away my winter clothes?

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makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:14:02

Is it too soon to pack up my thick tights, vests, woollen jumpers and polar explorer coat? I'm home with the DCs for Easter and in the mood for putting all the winter stuff away and embracing spring. I want to say goodbye to hats, gloves, the lot of it and not see it again for months. AIBU? Will I regret it a week from now?

thecitydoc Thu 17-Mar-16 12:15:24

3C outside this morning in Glasgow

KnockMeDown Thu 17-Mar-16 12:17:48

YABU sad

AlpacaLypse Thu 17-Mar-16 12:19:35

Noooo don't do it! The winter clothes are like a magic umbrella! If you've got it with you, it won't rain.

katienana Thu 17-Mar-16 12:19:41

It's really hard to know when to do it. It was snowing Last week but lovely and sunny today, but was only 3 c this morning.

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:22:19

Bugger. I just want bloody winter to be over.

Gottagetmoving Thu 17-Mar-16 12:23:13

Yes, it. You will be sorry though...

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:25:19

When do people do it? I'm trying to remember here, its probably something awful like the middle of May.

chickindude Thu 17-Mar-16 12:25:40

I have never put my winter clothes away
I am always chilly & have been known to put jumpers & boots on in July

HoggleHoggle Thu 17-Mar-16 12:40:32

I know what you mean...winter seems to have gone on forever this year. I've been wondering when to take my bulky warm jackets off the downstairs coat hooks but have held off so far...

JapanNextYear Thu 17-Mar-16 12:41:36

LIve in the North West, didn't wear summer clothes at all last year ...

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:42:14

I like to pack away things made from wool and my heaviest winter coat, also the DCs hats and gloves, then get out some of the lighter summer stuff. Its such a great feeling but yes it is probably too soon. I wonder when it is really time to do it? Easter is confusingly early this year. I have family photos of us at Easter in short sleeves in the past, that was what got me thinking.

CaoNiMao Thu 17-Mar-16 12:43:29

Cast ne'er a clout 'til May is out!

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:45:50

Can you translate Cao?!

Orangeanddemons Thu 17-Mar-16 12:48:59

6 degrees where I am. Far too early in the year to pack up winter stuff. I usually do it in June. Because I've even known it be cold then.....

Buzzardbird Thu 17-Mar-16 12:51:56

Don't caste your clothes until the end of May. We have frosts until then in UK

Often snows at Easter

Gottagetmoving Thu 17-Mar-16 12:54:17

Can you translate Cao

It means never discard your winter clothing until May is out.
It can mean the end of May, but also referred to when the blossom on the Hawthorn trees were blooming., which could be late April.
So don't put your winter clothes away until the Hawthorn blossom is blooming.

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 12:55:59

(sad) goes over to lastminute to book holiday

Comiconce Thu 17-Mar-16 12:59:46

I don't have winter clothes as such, just varying degrees of layers. Living near the cost means the wind is fierce and I need a 'winter' coat in June sometimes.

I look at relatives on the continent with envy. They pack away their winter clothes at
around Easter and then live in shorts and t-shirts until early September. I don't even own shorts...

springscoming Thu 17-Mar-16 13:00:04

You need to lag your kidneys till the middle of May.
Then proceed with caution.

RockUnit Thu 17-Mar-16 13:01:00

YANBU. Be optimistic and put them away!

Jelliebabe1 Thu 17-Mar-16 13:13:13

There is ALWAYS a lovely sunny week or two at about Easterish... Everyone gets all BLOODY excited, get their summer stuff out, then it's shit till at least June. EVERY single year!

Buzzardbird Thu 17-Mar-16 13:14:20

Except for the first time DD saw snow, which was Easter. grin

Birdsgottafly Thu 17-Mar-16 13:20:48

I'm in Liverpool, the mornings are nice, but by about 3pm the wind is very chilly and if your children go out in the evening, here they'd still need hats and gloves.

Easter is early, almost by a month, compared to some years, so it's going to be colder over the holidays, than many are used to.

makawaka8 Thu 17-Mar-16 13:21:16

springscoming that made me laugh. Its just been winter for about 10 months now surely?

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