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Old Nov 24th 2008, 4:49 am
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Old Nov 24th 2008, 4:50 am
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I hadn't really given it much thought....
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Just received some pics from my brother in Aberdeen... 3 inches overnight and more to come, apparently...
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I hadn't really given it much thought....
Neither had I till I saw the slide show posted...
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Neither had I till I saw the slide show posted...
it's one of those things you miss until you actually are in it and then you know it's not that great after all...getting the snow off your car in the morning and then getting into that cold car, driving through it etc etc...
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it's one of those things you miss until you actually are in it and then you know it's not that great after all...getting the snow off your car in the morning and then getting into that cold car, driving through it etc etc...
I only miss snowmen ... I never had a garage either, just snow boots and a bus pass - which I don't miss ...
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I only miss snowmen ... I never had a garage either, just snow boots and a bus pass - which I don't miss ...
go to Ski Dubai for a few hours...instant satisfaction
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Ah.... went back in Aug for my sons b'day.. 40 C to 4 C in seconds.. Ye cannae beat it!!!!
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It's that time of year when a couple of mm of snow falls, and the UK grinds to a halt! Do I miss it, not a hope!
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It's that time of year when a couple of mm of snow falls, and the UK grinds to a halt! Do I miss it, not a hope!
A couple of mm's......lol. Where the 'fck are you talking about.. I can remember driving to work on main roads with 4 inches of snow on them. Its simply the fact that some parts of the country are better prepared. Mind you, if its the south of the island you are talking about, a couple of leaves is enough for the rail network to grind to a halt!!!
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A couple of mm's......lol. Where the 'fck are you talking about.. I can remember driving to work on main roads with 4 inches of snow on them. Its simply the fact that some parts of the country are better prepared. Mind you, if its the south of the island you are talking about, a couple of leaves is enough for the rail network to grind to a halt!!!
True ... but only the Canadians are masters of getting on with life in a real winter...
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A couple of mm's......lol. Where the 'fck are you talking about.. I can remember driving to work on main roads with 4 inches of snow on them. Its simply the fact that some parts of the country are better prepared. Mind you, if its the south of the island you are talking about, a couple of leaves is enough for the rail network to grind to a halt!!!
Try South & West Wales!
Local authorities - top class, know how to deal with every eventuality lol.
As for the leaves on the rail network, there was actually a plausible reason for that as I later discovered from a well versed educated engineer.
Fact is a minor current is relayed through the rail network, which identifies whether a section of track has a train on it. Wet leaves were falling on the tracks and sticking to the rail, which, in effect, indicated to the signallers that there was a train on that section of track! Whilst the papers got hold of the story and made a mockery of the rail network, it was a relatively new system that had been installed, obviously that needed some minor tweeks!
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A couple of mm's......lol. Where the 'fck are you talking about.. I can remember driving to work on main roads with 4 inches of snow on them. Its simply the fact that some parts of the country are better prepared. Mind you, if its the south of the island you are talking about, a couple of leaves is enough for the rail network to grind to a halt!!!

I have family in Aboyne, jeez it snows there, Just that little bit inland from the coast.
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I have family in Aboyne, jeez it snows there, Just that little bit inland from the coast.
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Try South & West Wales!
Local authorities - top class, know how to deal with every eventuality lol.
As for the leaves on the rail network, there was actually a plausible reason for that as I later discovered from a well versed educated engineer.
Fact is a minor current is relayed through the rail network, which identifies whether a section of track has a train on it. Wet leaves were falling on the tracks and sticking to the rail, which, in effect, indicated to the signallers that there was a train on that section of track! Whilst the papers got hold of the story and made a mockery of the rail network, it was a relatively new system that had been installed, obviously that needed some minor tweeks!
Must have been a f'ckin heavy leaf.....
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