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are we on for another really snowy winter then?

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Bah humbug

SkeletonButterfly Fri 12-Oct-12 15:29:36

In the same vein as PP, it won't be a particularly cold winter because I would like it to be. Sod's law sad

Looking at forecasts, Arctic sea ice is low this usually ties in with bad/cold winters in the UK.

Must get dh to sort out gas, he wants to switch suppliers. I don't cRe as long as the tanks full before we're snowed in with the heating on full

ScarahStratton Fri 12-Oct-12 15:30:54

Squeee! I remember winter 1984ish too, it was brilliant.

Yaktrax - tick
Sledges - tick
Sledges - tick
4x4 - tick

Just need to get in food stocks. grin

headfairy Fri 12-Oct-12 15:31:36

DD was born NYE 2009 and our midwife walked through 3 foot of snow carrying her scales to come and weigh her when we'd been released a couple of days later. I was less keen on being pratically housebound for weeks with icy slush on the roads and post cs not being terribly confident on my feet.

BTW, I hate to be a killjoy but loads of berries only mean it was a good spring this year, it has absolutely no meaning for the upcoming winter.

Dawndonna Fri 12-Oct-12 15:32:54

I like winter. I love snow. I remember my Dad taking me down to the river in Putney, in '62/'63. It was frozen.
I remember digging my uncle's car out so that he could go to mass. I was five and loved it.
I'm in my fifties now and still love it.

We bought a sledge for DS1 last year but we'll have to walk a fair way to find a hill! <cambridgeshire>

LadyFlumpalot Fri 12-Oct-12 15:33:14

My dad worked for the met office as a forecaster before he retired. He still does consultancy for them and said the other week "If I were a gambling man, I'd put money on it being an unusually cold winter"

Of course, this is the man who, when I call him to ask if its going to rain says "I dunno".

Did someone just squee on my thread?
And whats a yaktrax, a couple of people have mentioned them now

Where can I love where the temperature is consistently 5-20 degrees?

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 12-Oct-12 15:35:35

Cornwall. It never ever gets above 20 degrees and rarely goes below 5.

It's boring.

ScarahStratton Fri 12-Oct-12 15:35:37

I did grin

They're springy grippy things that go over your shoes, help you grip in the ice.

SugariceAndScary Fri 12-Oct-12 15:36:10

I've got to get some yaktrax grin never seen those before!

Do you take them off when you get into the shops or leave them on, genuine question!

I need yaktrax!

ScarahStratton Fri 12-Oct-12 15:37:49

We leave them on, loads of people use them up here, they're brilliant things. It's worth getting the higher spec ones imo.

Sugar, I went to school in Essex, that winter was fantastic, the snowdrifts were taller than me.

NoillyPrat Fri 12-Oct-12 15:40:15

I love snow! I was very happy in December 2010, that we had snow for our wedding, it made for some beautiful pictures smile

I'd like a little bit this year, preferably none when we travel for a couple of weekends away though.

MrsVamoOOOOOs Fri 12-Oct-12 15:42:59

Worth noting that 'The North Face' winter boots have special, clever little 'ice pick' things in them that also grip the snow and ice so you don't end up on You've Been Framed or something.

And they really work ! My NF boots are so snuggly and comfy to wear I have lived in them this year. I appreciate there hasn't been any snow of late, but that's besides the point. I feel the cold very easily. grin

SugariceAndScary Fri 12-Oct-12 15:43:36

Scarah I'll always remember being in charge of my brother on our way home from school that winter and it taking us hours to get home because of all the snow and snowball fights grin despite only living 20 minutes away.

Funny how a thread like this can make you remember good times from long ago. grin

halcyondays Fri 12-Oct-12 15:46:35

I like winter and I like snow if I can stay at home. But I hate having to walk anywhere when it's icy so can we please schedule any ice and snow for the school Christmas holidays?

ScarahStratton Fri 12-Oct-12 15:50:43

Linky to the NF boots please.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 12-Oct-12 15:59:55

SugariceandScarey I think you're meant to remove them on indoor floors (like shopping centres/shops) because of the risk of slipping and damaging the floor.

I haven't worn mine yet (got QVC and Costco ones).
But 2 years ago, the town centre was like glass even with my wellies on (the chunky tread ones)

MrsVamoOOOOOs Fri 12-Oct-12 16:01:52


Google the NF Nuptse Fur IV boots.

They feel weird at first because they are so lightweight, but they are honestly brilliant !

Tip : If you have diddy feet, get the girls/junir version. A bit sturdier and half the price !

MrsVamoOOOOOs Fri 12-Oct-12 16:02:24

*junior, sorry.

ScarahStratton Fri 12-Oct-12 16:03:20

Diddy feet. I wish sad

Thanks, off for a look.

littlemisspumpkin Fri 12-Oct-12 16:03:37

I love snow! I live on a hill but we get gritted because there is a school at the back of our house, so we can walk easily to school.

Both me and oh can walk to work so we are lucky in that respect.

I have some snow boots and a gorgeous north face coat which I love!

Cant wait to get all wrapped up snug to go out!

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