Just used a couple this lunchtime. To be honest there aren't any problems up where I am . The is no more snow on the hills than one might expect in a cold winter, and it is actually distinctly warmer than it was at the start of the week - the frost that had been around since Sunday night has thawed and the few snow showers that we were supposed to get today have not materialised.
Central Scotland seems to be sitting in some sort of climate bubble I guess. Maybe we are at the eye of the big swirly space-time thingy?
Winter wonderland round here! Me and The Piglet had a long play in a field near where we live. Snowball fights, built a snow man (first one I've built in years and years!), and ate sum snow. Well, the Sprog did most of the snow eating, despite my best efforts to stop her! Marvelous time! Hope it all clears for work tmw though. I'm on an early whirly.
I was the one who let you know, I was your sorry ever after, '84, '85. Give me new toys and I'll decide, but I'm really only after, '84, '85.
No snow here. The rain melted all the frost and ice making it safe to walk on the pavements again, but now the freezing fog is back and it appears to have brought its mates. The weather this week has reeked non-stop.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
I have to say that I am quite enjoying this evenings spell of weather. Most of the frost has lifted here, leaving just enough to leave things looking interesting, bit we now have some rather atmospheric mist that has descended to cloak Falkirk.
I suspect I might be slightly unusual that I prefer wintery weather to summer in many ways. I just think winter makes the world a bit more interesting somehow.
Been a bit cold and slippery in the early hours around here which is not the kind of weather that I want when I'm waiting for a bus for work. One day last week we had about five minutes of snow but it didn't settle due to the ground being wet.
I'm glad my London trip was last week, rather than this. I have to laugh, though. There was a reporter in Kent this morning, where she said the snow was being called (though I didn't catch by who) an "extreme weather event". She said there were two inches of snow. That's not extreme, it's unusual. There are some parts of the country where two inches would barely earn a mention. When I was living in Stirling, we had far more than that and Stirling's hardly the harshest part of the country. Tch! Southern softies of the London media in their little bubble!
The snow's due to be further west this evening. I hope my train to Birmingham is running tomorrow.
I remember a year where it was cold enough that the Forth froze from bank to bank at Stirling. Now that was extreme weather. As it stands it isn't so bad up here at the moment. We've had about an inch of snow if that. Confusingly the media keep telling me that the entire country is paralysed by the terrible weather, yet looking out the window it doesn't seem any worse than an average winter. There is enough snow to make an appealing dusting, and to require caution on untreated roads, but nothing of epic world-ending levels.
I can't say that it's particularly bad here. The snow seems much lighter than the weather we had around this time two years ago. That said, I'm stuck at home - the trains into London have been cancelled.
Whilst a few miles north in the Falkirk zone there is no sign of any snowfall at all. The drop in temperature has prevented any further melting, so we may hang on to the couple of inches that we have for a little longer, but it doesn't seem to be in any hurry to provide us with any more snow.