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In laws still keen to make 200 mile journey to visit us for Xmas...

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minko Sat 18-Dec-10 13:50:47

They are late 70s and are keen to drive from Yorkshire to Surrey next Wednesday.

How do I try to put them off with regard to the weather without it seeming like I don't want them to come (which might actually be the truth...wink

InkyStamp Sat 18-Dec-10 14:02:24

Tell them to look at the red area on the met office site...

minko Sat 18-Dec-10 14:10:24

They don't do internet. They have no snow in Y.shire so think it'll be fine...

bibbitybobbitysantahat Sat 18-Dec-10 14:11:44

It might be ok by Wednesday.

muddleduck Sat 18-Dec-10 14:19:24

Don't overthink this. Wait until the day itself and then look at met office info.

minko Sat 18-Dec-10 14:25:10

I have tasted the idea of them not being here for Xmas (for the first time in years) and got all excited about it. Now I desperately don't want them to come!!

OhYouSnowySnowyKitten Sat 18-Dec-10 17:37:10

Wait until tuesday night or wednesday morning as suggested - impossible to get a clear picture of where the snow will be then.

OhYouSnowySnowyKitten Sat 18-Dec-10 17:37:28

I thought that might the case minko grin

GypsyMoth Sat 18-Dec-10 17:44:43

tell them the weather forecast for when they are due to go back is uncertain

KangarooCaught Sat 18-Dec-10 17:46:20

Tell them to keep an eye on the weather forecast, you'd hate for them to be stranded on a motorway Christmas Day.

chrimblycompo Sat 18-Dec-10 17:46:30

Make sure next year you don't invite them

minko Sat 18-Dec-10 21:53:02

I don't invite them, they just come... it's what is expected now... Xmas is depressing - they just sit and wait to be waited on for days on end, watching crap on the TV 24/7 and generally take over the house.

KangarooCaught Sat 18-Dec-10 22:48:16

Are they very old?

arentfanny Sat 18-Dec-10 22:49:26

Go away next year?

KangarooCaught Sat 18-Dec-10 22:55:12

Am having pangs over the ILs. We're seeing them tomorrow/Monday and then probably NY but not Christmas Day, as the gritted teeth, tension headache & sheer exhaustion aren't worth it. Sneakily I made Christmas arrangements whilst PIL was not talking to dh for over a month (took dh a month to notice grin) but now I feel a bit guilty - dh gives it no thought at all! Am wondering how much emotional blackmail PIL is going to lay on tomorrow.

arentfanny Sat 18-Dec-10 22:56:42

I last saw my IL's 18 months ago and have no pangs whatsoever. They treat my DH appalingly.

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