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RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 07:55
Rumour has it (a Radio 2 traffic report) that there is snow in Bedfordshire.

Have you seen snow?

Flubster
16th December 2009, 08:00
Rumour has it (a Radio 2 traffic report) that there is snow in Bedfordshire.

Have you seen snow?
Last night on the M3 at Winchester there was a brief flurry, then again during the evening at home in Southampton. Didn't settle, but kids were excited nonetheless. Let's see if can hold off until Xmas day so it's 'too dangerous' to have to drive to the out-laws...:wink

Pondlife
16th December 2009, 08:12
Thin layer of white on the mainland this morning.

:laugh <------ chattering

threaded
16th December 2009, 08:18
Heavy snow in Denmark.

I've got pigdæk bicycle tires. I'm loving it. :D

Paddy
16th December 2009, 08:40
Heavy snow in Denmark.

I've got pigdæk bicycle tires. I'm loving it. :D

Are you sure? Just looked at Google Earth and can't see any.

Scary
16th December 2009, 08:46
Heavy snow in Denmark.

I've got pigdæk bicycle tires. I'm loving it. :D

A pig's bladder stuffed with dæks' gizzards?

chef
16th December 2009, 08:52
Snowing here in Munich.. lovely in the evening with some mulled wine

darmstadt
16th December 2009, 08:53
Are you sure? Just looked at Google Earth and can't see any.

You do know that Google Earth is not real time? Maybe you need one of these (http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Access_to_Data/Meteosat_Image_Services/index.htm?l=en)

ctdctd
16th December 2009, 08:54
Bus down the A5/M1 this morning 7am - no snow.
A5 shut due to an accident and waiting for the gritters so bus went round the back roads - still no snow!

ctdctd
16th December 2009, 08:54
You do know that Google Earth is not real time? Maybe you need one of these (http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Access_to_Data/Meteosat_Image_Services/index.htm?l=en)

Wooooooooooosh :laugh

Paddy
16th December 2009, 09:14
You do know that Google Earth is not real time? Maybe you need one of these (http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Access_to_Data/Meteosat_Image_Services/index.htm?l=en)

I though it was strange, people on the Bournemouth Beach in December.

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 10:11
I am assured that it is snowing in Gordon Street, Camden, London.

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 10:17
No snow apparent yet in Cambridge, but it's very cold indeed :frown

On the plus side, when I came down this morning I found that the hotel receptionist had de-iced my car for me :yay:

sunnysan
16th December 2009, 10:43
In Victoria, London

BA to the Stars
16th December 2009, 10:44
No snow apparent yet in Cambridge, but it's very cold indeed :frown

On the plus side, when I came down this morning I found that the hotel receptionist had de-iced my car for me :yay:

Not staying at the Travelodge then Nick :laugh

HairyArsedBloke
16th December 2009, 10:50
Snow here (Shoreditch)

I don't want to be here, I want to be
<------

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 10:54
Not staying at the Travelodge then Nick :laugh

Premier Inn :yay:

The Porsche parked next to my Orion had, however, not been de-iced :D

Diver
16th December 2009, 10:59
Premier Inn :yay:

The Porsche parked next to my Orion had, however, not been de-iced :D

Just goes to show that the receptionist was not worried about scratching your banger :D

Pogle
16th December 2009, 11:00
We have teeny poncy southern flakes of snow in Wimbledon - not like proper Northern snow :laugh

Diver
16th December 2009, 11:03
We have teeny poncy southern flakes of snow in Wimbledon - not like proper Northern snow :laugh

It's also white I suppose, not like proper grimy grey Northern snow :D:smokin

Pogle
16th December 2009, 11:08
It's also white I suppose, not like proper grimy grey Northern snow :D:smokin

In London! - Yeah clean as a whistle :eyes

Diver
16th December 2009, 11:10
In London! - Yeah clean as a whistle :eyes

:laugh

Moscow Mule
16th December 2009, 11:11
It's snowed a bit here in Teddington, but hasn't settled.

swamp
16th December 2009, 11:24
Snow in Westminster now.

Flubster
16th December 2009, 11:30
Light snow flurry in Basingstoke. Blink and you'll miss it...

Moscow Mule
16th December 2009, 11:49
Settling a bit now on grass & trees. Melting on the pathways & roads.

scooterscot
16th December 2009, 12:14
Should we start closing the schools?

HairyArsedBloke
16th December 2009, 12:17
Should we start closing the schools?

Stock up on tin foods, water, gold, guns and bullets. I blame global warming.

Diver
16th December 2009, 12:20
Stock up on tin foods, water, gold, guns and bullets. I blame global warming.

C'mon!!!

If there was global warmin I wouldn't be freezing my taters off :rolleyes:

BoredBloke
16th December 2009, 12:34
Snowing right now in Geneva

Diver
16th December 2009, 12:36
Snowing right now in Geneva

Hmm!

I'll avoid Geneva when I drive down from Wales to Brighton tomorrow ;) :D

Pogle
16th December 2009, 12:40
Bugger - big fluffy flakes in Wimbledon :frown

scooterscot
16th December 2009, 12:43
Stock up on tin foods, water, gold, guns and bullets. I blame global warming.

If it's starts snowing I'm blaming the immigrants...

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 13:16
It's raining here - I assume this will end up turning to snow later on :eyes

I forgot to pack any jumpers this week. Good job ClientOrg is near the city centre - I'll have to nip up to John Lewis and get one, otherwise I'll be getting hypothermia on my way back from the pub tonight :frown

MPwannadecentincome
16th December 2009, 13:28
snow in Watford area, settling on grass and pavements

lje
16th December 2009, 13:35
I want snow... When will it be in Yorkshire?:frown

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 13:35
Latest updates: the****ingweather.com (http://the%66uckingweather.com/?zipcode=london,uk&CELSIUS=yes) (link will work correctly whatever the naughty words filter may think) :smokin

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 13:37
Latest updates: the****ingweather.com (http://the%66uckingweather.com/?zipcode=london,uk&CELSIUS=yes) (link will work correctly whatever the naughty words filter may think) :smokin:eyes
Firefox can't find the server at the%66uckingweather.com.

Edit: a copy and paste of the URL made it work. Anyway, it tells me I live in Rhode Island. So its URL is well chosen!

Diver
16th December 2009, 13:38
Latest updates: the****ingweather.com (http://the%66uckingweather.com/?zipcode=london,uk&CELSIUS=yes) (link will work correctly whatever the naughty words filter may think) :smokin

File Not Found


The file jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/chrome/en-GB.jar!/locale/browser-region/region.propertiesthef**kingweather.comom cannot be found. Please check the location and try again.



Note: uc deleted and substituted with ** by myself :D

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 13:38
:eyes

Use Chrome then, it works properly :eyes

Or just URLDecode it yourself :nerd

Diver
16th December 2009, 13:39
Use Chrome then, it works properly :eyes

Or just URLDecode it yourself :nerd

Don't want to :tantrum:

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 13:42
Latest updates: the****ingweather.com (http://the%66uckingweather.com/?zipcode=london,uk&CELSIUS=yes) (link will work correctly whatever the naughty words filter may think) :smokin

Interestingly, FF manages to decode it correctly as far as UI is concerned (status bar, content of location bar) but screws up on the DNS lookup: it doesn't correctly decode the string before attempting the lookup.

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 13:48
Interestingly, FF manages to decode it correctly as far as UI is concerned (status bar, content of location bar) but screws up on the DNS lookup: it doesn't correctly decode the string before attempting the lookup.That's what I said. (Sort of).


Use Chrome then, it works properly :eyesCan't. I finally lost my rag completely and uninstalled Chrome yesterday. It is bloatware. It's threading is very poorly designed for concurrency. It eats memory. It is slow (inexcusable but worse than IE and Firefox). It leaks memory. Other than that it is fine (except for the intentional lack of functionality, of course).

Bunk
16th December 2009, 13:51
Can't. I finally lost my rag completely and uninstalled Chrome yesterday. It is bloatware. It's threading is very poorly designed for concurrency. It eats memory. It is slow (inexcusable but worse than IE and Firefox). It leaks memory. Other than that it is fine (except for the intentional lack of functionality, of course).

You won't be switching to Chrome OS when it's out then?

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 13:55
That's what I said. (Sort of).

Can't. I finally lost my rag completely and uninstalled Chrome yesterday. It is bloatware. It's threading is very poorly designed for concurrency. It eats memory. It is slow (inexcusable but worse than IE and Firefox). It leaks memory. Other than that it is fine (except for the intentional lack of functionality, of course).

I find the complete opposite: FF3.5 is barely usable, while Chrome whizzes along. XP SP 3.

Safari on the iPhone works as well but doesn't show the decoded version in the location bar :confused:

Diver
16th December 2009, 13:56
That's what I said. (Sort of).

Can't. I finally lost my rag completely and uninstalled Chrome yesterday. It is bloatware. It's threading is very poorly designed for concurrency. It eats memory. It is slow (inexcusable but worse than IE and Firefox). It leaks memory. Other than that it is fine (except for the intentional lack of functionality, of course).

I switched back to FF after 2 hours of Chrome

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 14:14
I find the complete opposite: FF3.5 is barely usable, while Chrome whizzes along. XP SP 3.XP SP3 and FF 3.5.5

I have 40-odd tabs open in Firefox. In Chrome I would start afresh each time.

I found that after a few hours Chrome would be hammering the disk permanently and using > 500Mb RAM. Repeatedly opening and closing tabs - such as when reading CUK - would make the RAM demand just keep going up.

thunderlizard
16th December 2009, 14:17
After a weedy start this morning, it is now megasnowing in London!

(sorry to make a post that simultaneously goes back on topic but takes the thread away from an IT contracting topic)

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:17
I find the complete opposite: FF3.5 is barely usable, while Chrome whizzes along. XP SP 3.

Safari on the iPhone works as well but doesn't show the decoded version in the location bar :confused:

Strange, I don't have any problem with FF3.5 using XP SP3.

But IE8, now that's dog slow...

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:19
After a weedy start this morning, it is now megasnowing in London!

(sorry to make a post that simultaneously goes back on topic but takes the thread away from an IT contracting topic)

It was a hard frost picking up the car from near Heathrow at 7am this morning, and it was trying to snow as we went up the M1.

Not sure if it's going to get as far as Nottingham though...

Diver
16th December 2009, 14:24
Ki cojak :wave:

Raining in Wales :frown

Torran
16th December 2009, 14:26
I can excitingly report that there is feck all snow in Edinburgh.

DaveB
16th December 2009, 14:28
Reports from my sources in the metropolis indicate that it is currently snowing, but not settling.

SlimRick
16th December 2009, 14:28
Can someone try my snow-cam? I've set it up on the office roof so I can see whether it's worth getting dressed and coming in tomorrow :)
Not sure if you can access it outside my network though.

http://217.41.45.53:86/broadcamauto.html?src=1&speed=1

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:34
Ki cojak :wave:

Raining in Wales :frown

Hi Diver!

Long time no chat!

:hug:

(Just done the Similans and Richelieu Rock.)

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:36
Can someone try my snow-cam? I've set it up on the office roof so I can see whether it's worth getting dressed and coming in tomorrow :)
Not sure if you can access it outside my network though.

http://217.41.45.53:86/broadcamauto.html?src=1&speed=1


Nowt from here (unless you're living in Antartica I s'pose...)

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 14:37
Can someone try my snow-cam?For me, it kicks off the Windows Media Player and after a few minutes says "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because the server is not responding."

Diver
16th December 2009, 14:45
Can someone try my snow-cam? I've set it up on the office roof so I can see whether it's worth getting dressed and coming in tomorrow :)
Not sure if you can access it outside my network though.

http://217.41.45.53:86/broadcamauto.html?src=1&speed=1

The Broadcam video streamer Buffers up to 100% but screen stays black.

I think you left the lens cap on :D

stingman123
16th December 2009, 14:47
No snow up here in the north east, just grey and dark

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:48
It's working!

(weather looks crap though...)

SlimRick
16th December 2009, 14:49
The Broadcam video streamer Buffers up to 100% but screen stays black.

I think you left the lens cap on :D

It gets dark early round here.

cojak
16th December 2009, 14:59
It gets dark early round here.

You must have whacked it, SR - it's working now...

suityou01
16th December 2009, 15:06
Last night on the M3 at Winchester there was a brief flurry, then again during the evening at home in Southampton. Didn't settle, but kids were excited nonetheless. Let's see if can hold off until Xmas day so it's 'too dangerous' to have to drive to the out-laws...:wink

:yay::yay::yay:

DaveB
16th December 2009, 15:08
Severe weather warnings in effect for London and the SE on Firday. 10-20 cm of snow forcast.

Diver
16th December 2009, 15:22
Severe weather warnings in effect for London and the SE on Firday. 10-20 cm of snow forcast.

0000 Fri 18 2359 Fri 18

There is a high risk of severe weather affecting parts of east and southeastern England during Friday. Heavy snow showers will give accumulations of 5-10cm on low ground and 15-20cm over hills. Some drifting snow is likely in the strong north to northeasterly wind. This could cause disruption to travel networks. Outdoor events may also be affected by the snow.

Issued at: 1039 Wed 16 Dec

norrahe
16th December 2009, 15:25
0000 Fri 18 2359 Fri 18

There is a high risk of severe weather affecting parts of east and southeastern England during Friday. Heavy snow showers will give accumulations of 5-10cm on low ground and 15-20cm over hills. Some drifting snow is likely in the strong north to northeasterly wind. This could cause disruption to travel networks. Outdoor events may also be affected by the snow.

Issued at: 1039 Wed 16 Dec

:banana: won't be able to make it in for my last day at work if the above is true :yay:

also that might mean no flight to Ireland :yay::yay: so no having to deal with family

but it could also mean getting stuck there if i manage to fly over there :eek:eek

Diver
16th December 2009, 15:29
:banana: won't be able to make it in for my last day at work if the above is true :yay:

also that might mean no flight to Ireland :yay::yay: so no having to deal with family

but it could also mean getting stuck there if i manage to fly over there :eek:eek

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/se_forecast_warnings.html

NotAllThere
16th December 2009, 15:51
Snowing in Basel. Went out at 10:20, complaining about where the bloody snowploughs are... got back at 11:30 to cleared roads. And pavements. :smile

It's so nice to live in a civilized country...

BoredBloke
16th December 2009, 15:54
Hmm!

I'll avoid Geneva when I drive down from Wales to Brighton tomorrow ;) :D

Good idea - that would be a stupid route to take!

Diver
16th December 2009, 15:58
Good idea - that would be a stupid route to take!

I have a satnav. You wouldn't believe the places it takes me (Where I don't want to go)

Used it to go to the port of Mostyn in North Wales a few months back. ended up on a caravan park 25 miles down the coast :D

Billy-Bob
16th December 2009, 16:39
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7871778.stm

Diver
16th December 2009, 16:41
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7871778.stm

Errr!

Friday, 6 February 2009

:D

NickFitz
16th December 2009, 16:51
London Sacrifices Virgins After Centimetre Of Snow (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/london-sacrifices-virgins-after-centimetre-of-snow-200912162316/) :eek:

Pogle
16th December 2009, 16:54
London Sacrifices Virgins After Centimetre Of Snow (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/london-sacrifices-virgins-after-centimetre-of-snow-200912162316/) :eek:

I'm amazed they found any....

darmstadt
16th December 2009, 17:00
London Sacrifices Virgins After Centimetre Of Snow (http://www.thedailymash.co.uk/news/society/london-sacrifices-virgins-after-centimetre-of-snow-200912162316/) :eek:

When I look at that there's a video entitled 'Downhill Biking in Denmark' at the bottom, is that threaded there? (Even though its an ad for Finland)

DaveB
16th December 2009, 17:03
Oi Pogle, that avatar just looks creepy. Like a ginger Grinch!

:freaky:

RichardCranium
16th December 2009, 17:17
Oi Pogle, that avatar just looks creepy. Like a ginger Grinch! Ignoring the dodgy red cloak, I think it looks like a cat with a couple of mouse's back feet poking out of its mouth.

They're not guinea pig feet, are they?

voodooflux
17th December 2009, 13:41
Quite a flurry of snow just kicked off here in the West Midlands.

VectraMan
17th December 2009, 13:51
It's snowing in North Oxfordshire.

VectraMan
17th December 2009, 13:54
And now it's stopped. That's winter over with then. Back to global warming.

BA to the Stars
17th December 2009, 13:56
It has just started in Sheffield

DaveB
17th December 2009, 13:57
Snowing east of Worksop according to MrsB.

Blustery snow showers around Leicester.

ThomasSoerensen
17th December 2009, 13:58
Bone dry in Frankfurt.

in General it is snowing cash in .Net-land

AtW
17th December 2009, 13:59
The snow status in Brum is ... undefined. Too cold to look out :eyes

Diver
17th December 2009, 14:00
Just started snowing here (South Wales, just outside Newport)

scooterscot
17th December 2009, 14:01
Right I'm going to get on Edinburgh train - see what all the fuss is about...

Perhaps the wrong type of snow has fallen on the line..... a change from bankers I suppose.

stingman123
17th December 2009, 14:02
Snowing horizontally here in Newcastle

AtW
17th December 2009, 14:03
Perhaps the wrong type of snow has fallen on the line..... a change from bankers I suppose.

You get a lot of bankers in Scotland who jumped onto train line? :eek:

scooterscot
17th December 2009, 14:04
You get a lot of bankers in Scotland who jumped onto train line? :eek:

When RBS heard ATW was closing his super saver squirrel account... well the mess was awful.

Diver
17th December 2009, 14:07
Just started snowing here (South Wales, just outside Newport)

Stopped again and now the suns out :confused:

PRC1964
17th December 2009, 14:08
Started again in Surrey. With luck the kids will get snowed into school and I'll have a nice quiet couple of days.

voodooflux
17th December 2009, 14:23
Stopped again and now the suns out :confused:

WHS

Tingles
17th December 2009, 15:08
It has just started in Sheffield


Yep, still is.

Alf W
17th December 2009, 15:54
It's snowing in North East Chesh ... no, it's stopped.

BAH!

Diver
17th December 2009, 16:02
Met Office

Severe weather warning

London
Brighton + Hove
Buckinghamshire
E Sussex
Kent
Medway
Milton Keynes

Heavy Snow 1800 Thu 17 0800 Fri 18
Heavy snow showers at first this evening becoming heavier and more prolonged overnight will give accumulations of 5-10cm and locally as much as 15-20cm. Some drifting snow is likely in the strong north to northeasterly wind.
The public are advised to take extra care and refer to the 'Highways Agency' for further advice on traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads.
Issued at: 1437 Thu 17 Dec

Tingles
17th December 2009, 17:16
It has just started in Sheffield


Stopped now.

scooterscot
17th December 2009, 17:17
Passing through Doncaster... the only place so far I've seen with a slight covering! ARRRRH panic - close the schools now!

Alf W
17th December 2009, 17:22
I bet councils all over the country are having the "shall we get some of that rock salt stuff delivered then" discussion and the accountants will blather on about cost control and JIT and then we'll be screwed in a few weeks time when they haven't got any when they are the council that digs most of the bloody stuff out of the ground!!!

DimPrawn
17th December 2009, 17:31
No snow or sleet or rain. Outside temp 0 deg C.

Churchill
17th December 2009, 17:36
No snow or sleet or rain. Outside temp 0 deg C.

Oi DP, we don't want any snow until tomorrow after 8pm I shall be safely in Manchester by then! :wink

TimberWolf
17th December 2009, 17:49
Outside temp 0 deg C.

And not much warmer inside.

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 17:50
Oh good. The snow, which melted as soon as it hit the ground, has now frozen again to form a thin layer of perfectly smooth ice :eyes

Diver
17th December 2009, 17:55
Same here after a burst of Hail/Snow

It was an extremely light and fluffy round hail :confused:

Tingles
17th December 2009, 19:06
It has just started in Sheffield

Started again.

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 19:30
Snowed reasonably steadily all the way back to the hotel - now it's started settling :frown

Bitter wind as well :eyes

RichardCranium
17th December 2009, 19:37
Snowed reasonably steadily all the way back to the hotel - now it's started settling :frownNo worries. No doubt your friendly receptionist will have shovelled away the snow by the morning. Do you think if you left her the keys, she'd get the car warmed up for you too? :smile

suityou01
17th December 2009, 19:42
Had a dusting in Luton. Looked promising but has all stopped now.

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 19:45
No worries. No doubt your friendly receptionist will have shovelled away the snow by the morning. Do you think if you left her the keys, she'd get the car warmed up for you too? :smile

I'll leave her a note detailing my orders :laugh

scooterscot
17th December 2009, 19:47
Just arrived in tweed upon Berwick, no evidence of the white stuff.. although they do have some very pretty christmas lights, excuse me, festive emulations in their town...

HairyArsedBloke
17th December 2009, 20:49
Snow settling in the East End just outside the City.

suityou01
17th December 2009, 20:51
Few gusts of wind and some flakes now. Getting going now. :banana::banana:

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 20:52
I was completely covered in snow by the time I made it to the pub. There's been at least an inch of it in the last hour :eek:

suityou01
17th December 2009, 20:53
I was completely covered in snow by the time I made it to the pub. There's been at least an inch of it in the last hour :eek:

Your posting from the pub? :spank:

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 21:37
Your posting from the pub? :spank:

iPhone innit :nerd

suityou01
17th December 2009, 21:39
iPhone innit :nerd

I say again, you're posting from the pub? :spank:

;)

norrahe
17th December 2009, 21:45
no snow visible from London to Northamptonshire this evening

Zippy
17th December 2009, 21:45
I say again, you're posting from the pub? :spank:

;)

He always does :D

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 21:46
I say again, you're posting from the pub? :spank:

;)

Well I've finished both my dinner and Technology Grauniad so I can post while reading the rest of the paper :)

suityou01
17th December 2009, 21:49
no snow visible from London to Northamptonshire this evening

2 inches in Luton. Now bucketing down with squally winds. Could get 4 inches before midnight. :yay:

DimPrawn
17th December 2009, 21:56
Could get 4 inches before midnight. :yay:

Your wife will be happy.

suityou01
17th December 2009, 22:00
Your wife will be happy.

:laugh:laugh

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 22:02
Your wife will be happy.

:spel astonished ;)

suityou01
17th December 2009, 22:07
Yeah yeah. :eyes

Reports of thundersnow on the Essex border. I just head a rumble. Very rare occurence.

Diver
17th December 2009, 22:40
Yeah yeah. :eyes

Reports of thundersnow on the Essex border. I just head a rumble. Very rare occurence.

Yes a very rare occurrence, isn't it usually spelt with two r's :p:D

NickFitz
17th December 2009, 23:11
Loads of cars are now getting stuck going up the hill - in fact as I was typing this I had to rush out with my camera as a police car went by, being pushed up the hill by drunk people from here and the pub over the road :rollin:

Diver
17th December 2009, 23:13
Loads of cars are now getting stuck going up the hill - in fact as I was typing this I had to rush out with my camera as a police car went by, being pushed up the hill by drunk people from here and the pub over the road :rolling:

People who they will book for driving under the influence or section 5 public order offences later :D

Zippy
17th December 2009, 23:18
Some snow in London but it is now melting

Clippy
17th December 2009, 23:57
<Breaking news>

Blizzard conditions in Berkshire since about 9pm.

The local council have been caught on the hop again.

Residents are stockpiling food and anxiously await daylight to see what the new dawn brings.

Clippy, central Berkshire.

Back to the studio.

</Breaking news>

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 01:22
Took me over half an hour to walk back from the pub - normal walking time is twenty minutes :frown

I did stop briefly on the way to take some photos of a petrol tanker that had found itself unable to continue its peregrinations as it attempted to turn at what passes for a major junction hereabouts; and then of some rather pretty snow buildup on a hedge :)

Pics will be on flickr once I'm home and no longer reliant on a hotel wi-fi connection :nerd

suityou01
18th December 2009, 07:38
Took me over half an hour to walk back from the pub - normal walking time is twenty minutes :frown

I did stop briefly on the way to take some photos of a petrol tanker that had found itself unable to continue its peregrinations as it attempted to turn at what passes for a major junction hereabouts; and then of some rather pretty snow buildup on a hedge :)

Pics will be on flickr once I'm home and no longer reliant on a hotel wi-fi connection :nerd



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1. travel from one place to another, esp. on foot.
2. a course of travel; journey.


The tanker had feet? :confused:

DaveB
18th December 2009, 09:03
No more snow overnight here, just bloody cold and lots of ice.

Reports coming in of heavy, drifting snow in Suffolk, especially around the Ipswich area.

DaveB
18th December 2009, 09:17
Snowed at about 18:30 yesterday.

None since.

Blue sky.

Frigging freezing with a capital Eff.

Minus 2 here according to the thermometer in the car.

Flubster
18th December 2009, 09:26
Why is it, that those who have furthest to travel (i.e. me) have been in the office at the usual time (by leaving earlier to account for the potential travel disruption) whereas those that live closer (some even walking distance) are still not in. Oh I know...they're permies...

Diver
18th December 2009, 09:50
Snowed at about 18:30 yesterday.

None since.

Blue sky.

Frigging freezing with a capital Eff.

Ditto!

With a capital Dit

:smokin

Tingles
18th December 2009, 12:26
Nice n sunny now.

suityou01
18th December 2009, 12:28
Nice n sunny now.

clouding over. I'm petrified. :laugh

darmstadt
18th December 2009, 12:34
Snowing and damn cold now. Was going to go out but have decided to stay in until later to go to the pub (it doesn't hurt so much when you're drunk and you fall over)

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 12:43
Occasional flurries here; in theory, more will be arriving this afternoon. We shall see... :eyes

norrahe
18th December 2009, 12:52
been snowing here for the last hour, pretty heavy now

SantaClaus
18th December 2009, 12:53
Nice blanket of snow in London this morning.

NiceUpNorth
18th December 2009, 12:59
snow in Redcar this morning hope its not the 'wrong snow' for the trains :eek

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 13:08
been snowing here for the last hour, pretty heavy now

Oh good - I've got to drive home through Northants :(

Diver
18th December 2009, 13:32
More snow coming in for tomorrow night/sunday morning :eek:

meridian
18th December 2009, 14:22
Just started snowing now in Donegal.

Apparently been snowing all day on and off from Belfast down to Dublin.

norrahe
18th December 2009, 14:38
Oh good - I've got to drive home through Northants :(

good luck, northants/cambridgshire borders are bl**dy awful atm, A14 was up the spout more so than usual this morning and the A1 cambridge way wasn't very healthy either

darmstadt
18th December 2009, 14:52
Well since I last posted I've now got 2 inches of snow on my balcony

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 14:53
good luck, northants/cambridgshire borders are bl**dy awful atm, A14 was up the spout more so than usual this morning and the A1 cambridge way wasn't very healthy either

:(

I wonder if I should leave early...

suityou01
18th December 2009, 14:54
Latest report from base camp (Luton) is it is just starting to snow. Few flakes but the sky looks angry.

Bunk
18th December 2009, 15:02
:(

I wonder if I should leave early...

I would :smokin

Zippy
18th December 2009, 15:02
:(

I wonder if I should leave early...

Go while you can Nick.

norrahe
18th December 2009, 15:04
Go while you can Nick.

WSS

Diver
18th December 2009, 16:11
Stone me it's cold out there.

And if it's cold down here, just imagine what it's like up at Parsons' Folly (800 feet higher) with the addition of the wind.

The windmills were turning nicely though.

Apart from the broken one.

Which wasn't.

:tantrum::tantrum::tantrum: Wind Turbines :tantrum::tantrum::tantrum::tantrum:

They produce electricity not ground flour :bang::tantrum::spank:

:D

suityou01
18th December 2009, 16:12
Stone me it's cold out there.

And if it's cold down here, just imagine what it's like up at Parsons' Folly (800 feet higher) with the addition of the wind.

The windmills were turning nicely though.

Apart from the broken one.

Which wasn't.

Wales dear boy? Are you on business? :D

Diver
18th December 2009, 16:13
Wales dear boy? Are you on business? :D

We live in Wales

Gods country :smokin

Mich the Tester
18th December 2009, 16:14
A few cms of snow all over Holland. Chaos on railways all week due to 'sudden cold weather' and 'unexpected snowfall'. It's december ffs.

suityou01
18th December 2009, 16:17
A few cms of snow all over Holland. Chaos on railways all week due to 'sudden cold weather' and 'unexpected snowfall'. It's december ffs.

:laugh:laugh

I said to my Ukranian chums while I was over there the best way to invade the UK would be to send a few cms of snow first. I didn't think they were paying attention. :eyes

Glad to hear Holland is just as 'wimpy'. :hug:

DaveB
18th December 2009, 16:34
We live in Wales

Gods country :smokin

:spel Outhouse

Diver
18th December 2009, 16:41
:spel Outhouse


You cannot read DaveB's post because the Twonk is on your ignore list

:p:moon:

DaveB
18th December 2009, 16:44
:p:moon:

:D

Have you been to Prestatyn?

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 16:47
Time to risk the journey :frown

I may be some time...

Fred Bloggs
18th December 2009, 16:54
:D

Have you been to Prestatyn?
Press what in?

The Central Scrutinizer
18th December 2009, 17:00
Booked to take my grandchildren to Eurodisney and Air France cancelled the flight at Manchester yesterday afternoon because it was snowbound at Paris.

They made us wait 7 hours after booking before they told us to go home and contact the travel aagent. Kids were very upset.

Eurodisney now want us to pay the extras on the original offer if we re book.

Anybody got any email contacts for the high and mighty within the global Disney organisation?

Thanks

Troll
18th December 2009, 17:05
We live in Wales

Gods country :smokin
:spel leper colony

Zippy
18th December 2009, 17:12
Time to risk the journey :frown

I may be some time...

Report in when you get home.

norrahe
18th December 2009, 17:12
Time to risk the journey :frown

I may be some time...

Good luck, make sure you've got all your emergency equipment :D

Troll
18th December 2009, 17:13
Heavy snow in Kent today - lots of jack-knifed lorries blocking the motorways plus

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 19:42
Report in when you get home.


Good luck, make sure you've got all your emergency equipment :D

:wave:

Made it - the only delay I encountered was at the checkout in Sainsbury's :)

The roads were clear, and although there were a few flakes of snow floating about in Northamptonshire they weren't getting in the way :yay:

Zippy
18th December 2009, 19:45
:wave:

Made it - the only delay I encountered was at the checkout in Sainsbury's :)

The roads were clear, and although there were a few flakes of snow floating about in Northamptonshire they weren't getting in the way :yay:

Good stuff :wave:

suityou01
18th December 2009, 19:46
:wave:

Made it - the only delay I encountered was at the checkout in Sainsbury's :)

The roads were clear, and although there were a few flakes of snow floating about in Northamptonshire they weren't getting in the way :yay:

Glad to hear it. :yay:

Is that you for Chrimble now then?

NickFitz
18th December 2009, 20:00
Good stuff :wave:


Glad to hear it. :yay:

Is that you for Chrimble now then?

Cheers chaps :wave:

Hectic time coming up: travelling south tomorrow as we're having an early Christmas with my nieces (who are going to the other side of their family for the actual event). Back here on Sunday, then back down to ClientOrg on Monday, back home (and on the bench) on Wednesday, then down south again on Thursday for Christmas, then back home on Saturday :ohwell

It'll take me a month just to recover from the next eight days :rolleyes:

suityou01
19th December 2009, 13:10
Took SY02 - 05 to Asda "big shopping" this morning. Treacherous roads and I wish SY02 has done the shopping before the snow, and tbh so does she. :laugh

Had to dig the car out, clear the path, pavement, road. :eyes

And there's more on the way FFS :tantrum:

Still at least we don't need to go out again until January now. :D

Diver
19th December 2009, 13:15
Just started snowing here (South Wales) Light as yet but I think we're due for a white-out by the look of the cloud cover :ohwell

norrahe
19th December 2009, 13:51
Am wondering if I should even bother trying to get to luton for a 10.30am flight tomorrow?

suityou01
19th December 2009, 13:56
Am wondering if I should even bother trying to get to luton for a 10.30am flight tomorrow?

From Northamptonshire? I'd get up nice n early and check the road reports. Luton airport is business as usual as far as I understand it. The approach roads are the usual issue. I live around 10 minutes from the airport so if I can be of any help please let me know (switch to PMs)

I'm usually up around 7 with the kids so can give you an update from the coalface as it were.

norrahe
19th December 2009, 14:06
From Northamptonshire? I'd get up nice n early and check the road reports. Luton airport is business as usual as far as I understand it. The approach roads are the usual issue. I live around 10 minutes from the airport so if I can be of any help please let me know (switch to PMs)

I'm usually up around 7 with the kids so can give you an update from the coalface as it were.

Thanks, but in order to get in early enough for my flight, I'd have to leave about 6am to do what should be a 45 min journey (in normal conditions) to make it for 9.

If we have the snow predicted tonight, then I don't see the point in possibly taking 2-3 hours on sh!tty roads for a possibly cancelled flight. Not worth it as I'm only over for 2 days, if that.

and there's the chance of getting stuck in Ireland, as the local airport is notorious for cancelling flights for even slight bad weather.

I'm just not looking forward to breaking the bad news to my folks

suityou01
19th December 2009, 14:10
Thanks, but in order to get in early enough for my flight, I'd have to leave about 6am to do what should be a 45 min journey (in normal conditions) to make it for 9.

If we have the snow predicted tonight, then I don't see the point in possibly taking 2-3 hours on sh!tty roads for a possibly cancelled flight. Not worth it as I'm only over for 2 days, if that.

and there's the chance of getting stuck in Ireland, as the local airport is notorious for cancelling flights for even slight bad weather.

I'm just not looking forward to breaking the bad news to my folks

:spel

secretly relieved I can wimp out of going and stay in the warm, and want someone else to break the bad news

:D

norrahe
19th December 2009, 14:14
:spel

secretly relieved I can wimp out of going and stay in the warm, and want someone else to break the bad news

:D

I wish, my mother is a complete psycho and I was only going over as she wasn't well a while back.

I will be imbibing plenty of b'day drinks to psyche myself up for that

suityou01
19th December 2009, 14:20
I wish, my mother is a complete psycho and I was only going over as she wasn't well a while back.

I will be imbibing plenty of b'day drinks to psyche myself up for that

someone else has a nutter for a mum. :banana:

:hug:

minestrone
19th December 2009, 14:25
SSSNNNNOWWWWWWWW!!!


White out in Glasgow, lying as well.

I put the beach boys on and 2 minutes later...

Diver
19th December 2009, 14:55
SSSNNNNOWWWWWWWW!!!


White out in Glasgow, lying as well.

I put the beach boys on and 2 minutes later...


ly⋅ing

Show Spelled Pronunciation [lahy-ing]
–noun
1. the telling of lies; untruthfulness.
–adjective
2. telling or containing lies; deliberately untruthful; mendacious; false: a lying report.

So it's actually sunny and warm with no snow?

That's that sorted then :D

Tingles
19th December 2009, 16:45
Started in Sheffield again.

suityou01
19th December 2009, 17:03
Started in Sheffield again.

Tinkles may be telling the truth you know. Link (http://www.meto.gov.uk/satpics/latest_IR.html)

:D

norrahe
19th December 2009, 17:35
I'm off the hook, so can enjoy me birfday proper woohoo :D:yay:

Cliphead
19th December 2009, 18:13
Not far from Glasgow but clear and frosty here :mad:

suityou01
19th December 2009, 18:40
I'm off the hook, so can enjoy me birfday proper woohoo :D:yay:

Congrats. :laugh

minestrone
19th December 2009, 19:31
Not far from Glasgow but clear and frosty here :mad:

Picture I got from my upstairs window cliphead...

http://img341.imageshack.us/i/dsc04452c.jpg/

You must be seeing that much closer, I can sometimes see Ben Lomond

Diver
19th December 2009, 19:34
Picture I got from my upstairs window cliphead...

http://img341.imageshack.us/i/dsc04452c.jpg/

You must be seeing that much closer, I can sometimes see Ben Lomond

Why are you posting pictures of a run down slum? :confused:


Oh! I get it! The snow :D

minestrone
19th December 2009, 19:57
Why are you posting pictures of a run down slum? :confused:


Oh! I get it! The snow :D

I get that view every morning I open my curtain, I see the spire of Glasgow University where Lord Kelvin. Adam Smith, John Logie Baird and James Watt shaped the modern world.

I look past that to see these hills of beauty.

If this is a slum then show me your view from your bedroom? Let us all compare what you have to view each morning to what I have to view.

suityou01
19th December 2009, 23:04
The Scottish snow has arrived.

Cheers lads. :eyes

suityou01
19th December 2009, 23:39
The Scottish snow has arrived.

Cheers lads. :eyes

Flakes coming down like prawn crackers. Had an inch in 20 minutes.

Norrahe, good call on not trying to make your flight. Not a chance. :ohwell

Diver
20th December 2009, 00:09
Chucking down with rain for the last 2 hours in S Wales. Now it's starting to freeze :eek:

Diver
20th December 2009, 09:24
Chucking down with rain for the last 2 hours in S Wales. Now it's starting to freeze :eek:

Yep!

It Froze solid.

Paths and roads are like a skating rink.

Even the grass is coated with a layer of hard ice.

Falling on the lawn would be like throwing yourself onto a bed of Ginsu knives. Even the birds appear to be avoiding landing on the grass :D

Diver
20th December 2009, 09:39
Whs.

Morning Zeity :wave:

Have to take wifey to Asda now for last minute Christmas Shopping :ohwell Brrrrr!

NotAllThere
20th December 2009, 09:55
-7°C most of yesterday, snowing all day. Brilliant sunshine this morning. -14°C. Glühwein later, I think.

darmstadt
20th December 2009, 10:13
Was going to go to the Weihnachtsmarkt but the temperature reading is -13c so bugger that (down the road its -20c so double bugger that)

scotspine
20th December 2009, 10:14
liberal use of the term 'white out'. in over 20 years of mountaineering, i can say i've been in a whiteout only 5 times. each was as terrifying and dangerous as the last and never to be forgotten. nowhere, ever, have i seen anything remotely resembling a whiteout at street level.

still, it's snowy outside, i've been out to feed the birds, pusscat is on the duvet and i'm about to head out into the hills with a bunch of good friends. a good meal and lots of wine later :)

what are the odds on a white chrimbo now anyone?

minestrone
20th December 2009, 10:33
liberal use of the term 'white out'. in over 20 years of mountaineering, i can say i've been in a whiteout only 5 times. each was as terrifying and dangerous as the last and never to be forgotten. nowhere, ever, have i seen anything remotely resembling a whiteout at street level.

still, it's snowy outside, i've been out to feed the birds, pusscat is on the duvet and i'm about to head out into the hills with a bunch of good friends. a good meal and lots of wine later :)

what are the odds on a white chrimbo now anyone?

Meant to get warmer I think in the following days.

And on the use of white out, visibilty was down to 5 meters for a short spell. Ben Lomond was visible there for 20 minutes from 30 miles away.

Diver
20th December 2009, 12:18
Sunny here (S Wales), but still sub-zero temperatures.
I put salt on the drive and path this morning. It's frozen :laugh

Pogle
20th December 2009, 14:34
Very snowy in North Manchester - very glad I've nothing to do for the next week or so :tongue

darmstadt
20th December 2009, 16:31
Been chucking it down all afternoon here. Watching the Premier League shows that the UK looks quite sunny (well Wolverhampton and London anyway)

Tingles
20th December 2009, 16:32
About 6 inches of snow on the edge of the Peak district - nightmare to get home.

Mrs T has to go to West Yorks early am and then onto Cheshire for Tuesday.

I told her to pack a shovel!

DimPrawn
20th December 2009, 16:57
Still dry. No snow, no rain, sunny all day in Swindon.

Very nice day!

AtW
20th December 2009, 17:30
Still dry. No snow, no rain, sunny all day in Swindon. Very nice day!

Are you out of Swindon today? :tongue

Troll
20th December 2009, 18:00
-3C in sunny Kent, overnight dusting of snow but nowhere like wot we 'ad on Friday

Eurostar still stuffed up - GS should be spinning in his grave

scooterscot
20th December 2009, 19:29
Starting to gather depth here in Edinburgh.. a few cm

Cliphead
20th December 2009, 19:33
Had some overnight here on the Clyde coast but nothing since. The gritters are actually out tonight for the first time in a week.

Clippy
21st December 2009, 15:23
Snowing in Berkshire now.

Diver
21st December 2009, 15:26
Snowing in Berkshire now.

and in S Wales

Cliphead
21st December 2009, 15:39
Been snowing off and on here on the Clyde coast. Just managed to get the car off the driveway where it's been stuck most of the day. Off to get some bags of grit and salt to avoid a repeat tomorrow.

Diver
21st December 2009, 15:41
Been snowing off and on here on the Clyde coast. Just managed to get the car off the driveway where it's been stuck most of the day. Off to get some bags of grit and salt to avoid a repeat tomorrow.

I filled two buckets from that big yellow bin of free stuff by the road on the hill near me :smokin

shaunbhoy
21st December 2009, 15:42
Spotted a few flurries up on the top of Dartmoor yesterday whilst driving to Bodmin, but here in the English Riviera not a flake can be seen. If it is any consolation, the crickets have stopped their racket.

:yay:

RichardCranium
21st December 2009, 15:45
snow in Redcar this morning hope its not the 'wrong snow' for the trains :eekOnly in Britain. That would never happen to euro trains. :eyes

As for snow - what snow? I don't believe a word of it.

Cliphead
21st December 2009, 15:50
I filled two buckets from that big yellow bin of free stuff by the road on the hill near me :smokin

Exactly, on a fckin hill :tantrum:

Diver
21st December 2009, 15:51
Exactly, on a fckin hill :tantrum:

I don't go that way, so what's the problem? :smokin

Cliphead
21st December 2009, 15:53
I don't go that way, so what's the problem? :smokin

I have to negotiate two steep hills to get to the yellow box, the main part of the village is flat and runs alongside the beach. Why can't the council site it there?

shaunbhoy
21st December 2009, 15:55
I have to negotiate two steep hills to get to the yellow box, the main part of the village is flat and runs alongside the beach. Why can't the council site it there?

Because some of the locals might try and feed it to the pigeons??
:tongue

Diver
21st December 2009, 15:56
I have to negotiate two steep hills to get to the yellow box, the main part of the village is flat and runs alongside the beach. Why can't the council site it there?

There's one at the top and one at the bottom here :D

Cliphead
21st December 2009, 15:58
Because some of the locals might try and feed it to the pigeons??
:tongue

Seagulls maybe :rolleyes:

HairyArsedBloke
21st December 2009, 16:48
Just looked out the window - WTF ! Where did that lot come from?

Anyone in London at the moment - you'll have fun getting home. :eek

Le Rosbif
21st December 2009, 16:50
It's snowing heavily in the Wharf.

Luckily I only live 2 stations away! :)

Zippy
21st December 2009, 16:58
Just looked out the window - WTF ! Where did that lot come from?

Anyone in London at the moment - you'll have fun getting home. :eek

Yep quite thick here (the snow you horrible lot :D)

birdy-numnum
21st December 2009, 17:25
+1 for the Wharf.

It's settled quite quickly. Snow has stopped now.

suityou01
21st December 2009, 17:30
+1 for the Wharf.

It's settled quite quickly. Snow has stopped now.

Been chucking it daaaaaaaaaaan in Luton. Went to the Jolly Topers with the family to sip Guiness and play snap. Got thrashed by my 2 year old. :D

Sister in law was due to come over tonight so SY02 could go out for a 'girly' night. S.I.L. was dubious about travelling but I reassured her it was sleet and not to be such a girl.

Just had to hotfoot it out the door with a spade to go and rescue her. :laugh:laugh

Lucky I only had one. :eek:

NickFitz
21st December 2009, 19:30
The snow has started falling in earnest in Cambridge just as I arrived at the hotel :frown

Looks like it's settled in for the long haul - I wonder if there'll be police cars getting stuck outside the pub again :bluelight :freaky: :bluelight

Diver
21st December 2009, 20:18
Snow started to melt, now it's freezing again.
I can hear the cars crunching their way down the road :D

RichardCranium
21st December 2009, 20:23
It's all bollocks.

According to the online warnings, we've had deep snow since 3pm.

Personally, I call that white stuff out there "frost that is still there from this morning".

suityou01
21st December 2009, 20:30
It's all bollocks.

According to the online warnings, we've had deep snow since 3pm.

Personally, I call that white stuff out there "frost that is still there from this morning".

:hug:

darmstadt
21st December 2009, 20:42
Poxy rain now here which means that it will freeze overnight making a huge ice rink of the whole area. Wanted to drive to Luxembourg tomorrow to stock up on cheap fags for Christmas :mad:

Now its snow and rain, 80% chance of falling on your cocyx

SuperZ
21st December 2009, 22:09
I believe the Met Office has done another crap forecast today. Their own website had conflicts (weather warnings in place but obs and forecast showed no snow). It snowed heaps, result = multiple near misses while even being extra careful (350hp RWD doesn`t help) andcar abondoned in field which I considered I`d have to sleep in as I was 8 miles away from home in the middle of nowhere but ended up getting a lift in a 4WD that happened to pass me. As of yesterday evening and this morning and even at around 10:20 AM the Met Office showed okay weather, not long before it occured did they update the site to show weather warning but the obs and forecast for the near future still looked okay.
What a crap website it is too IMO, not great to use.

Global warning predictions, man made and all that? Can`t even do a great forecast one day ahead. I could of told ya it was going to snow before the Met Office updated the site - the sky looked full of it

NickFitz
21st December 2009, 23:10
It's gone all sleety here now :frown

Zippy
21st December 2009, 23:11
The snow is melting here.

NickFitz
22nd December 2009, 00:37
I could of told ya it was going to snow before the Met Office updated the site - the sky looked full of it

Speaking as The Internet, which I am (http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/49751-cuk-christmas-holiday-post1018685.html), might I suggest that in future you give the evidence of your own eyes a higher status than something you read on a web site :rolleyes:


...multiple near misses while even being extra careful (350hp RWD doesn`t help)...


Might I further suggest that when it's winter and much of the country has been experiencing snow, it might be sensible to use a vehicle capable of dealing with snow, or at least to not use one that will clearly be rubbish in snow :beatoverheadwithcluestick: - ah, that isn't (yet) a smiley; let's use :rolleyes: again :rolleyes:

(FWIW, my twenty-year-old Ford Orion has been getting me from A to any other letter of the alphabet and back again without any problems during the recent spell of inclement weather - you should see if you can find one for sale. Mine isn't.)

Cliphead
22nd December 2009, 08:32
Heavy snow forecast for today and -8 tonight :tantrum:

Gonna be a poorly attended party this evening if nobody can get here :frown

darmstadt
22nd December 2009, 08:37
Snow now all gone.

Diver
22nd December 2009, 08:38
My VW Golf goes anywhere in the snow.

Anywhere I don't want it to go :frown

Can't understand it! I had a Mini last time we had heavy snow, I was driving past 4x4's stuck in the snow.

They are both light front wheel drive vehicles, why the appalling difference?

ctdctd
22nd December 2009, 08:41
My VW Golf goes anywhere in the snow.

Anywhere I don't want it to go :frown

Can't understand it! I had a Mini last time we had heavy snow, I was driving past 4x4's stuck in the snow.

They are both light front wheel drive vehicles, why the appalling difference?

Skinny tyres on the mini?

Churchill
22nd December 2009, 08:47
My VW Golf goes anywhere in the snow.

Anywhere I don't want it to go :frown

Can't understand it! I had a Mini last time we had heavy snow, I was driving past 4x4's stuck in the snow.

They are both light front wheel drive vehicles, why the appalling difference?

Crap D(r)iver?


Skinny tyres on the mini?

WHS.

Flubster
22nd December 2009, 08:51
Had to abondon my car at the AA HQ car park as Basingstoke came to a standstill yesterday afternoon due to the snow. I managed to walk to the station and get a train to Southampton, but that still took me 4 hours.

My wife is still stuck in Bracknell after visiting her mum and dad.

Not sure how today will pan out. Managed to get back in the office by train again, but Basingstoke still looks pretty horrendous to drive in.

Oh...and where's everyone else? Oh yeah...they're permies....:fight:

Diver
22nd December 2009, 09:02
Skinny tyres on the mini?

and on the golf

Churchill
22nd December 2009, 09:12
and on the golf

Do you know how to drive in snow/on ice?

Serious question.

Sysman
22nd December 2009, 09:43
Skinny tyres on the mini?

Many moons ago I had a Morris Minor which never got stuck in the snow. The skinny tyres plus a couple of flagstones and some bags of sand in the boot helped.

Diver
22nd December 2009, 09:54
Do you know how to drive in snow/on ice?

Serious question.

Yes!

Spent over 20 years offroading (All Weather)

+ 3 years Rallying

6 years Trails riding (won the Welsh twinshock trophy)

My driving skills are not in question. What's in question is the Golf's tendency to lose the back end even at the slowest speeds (all tyres are less than a month old as well).
I think it may be the a combination of harder suspension and make-up of the tyres. they are rather a hard composite.
and yes I have tried deflating with no detectable improvement in performance.

TimberWolf
22nd December 2009, 10:35
Yes!

Spent over 20 years offroading (All Weather)

+ 3 years Rallying

6 years Trails riding (won the Welsh twinshock trophy)

My driving skills are not in question. What's in question is the Golf's tendency to lose the back end even at the slowest speeds (all tyres are less than a month old as well).
I think it may be the a combination of harder suspension and make-up of the tyres. they are rather a hard composite.
and yes I have tried deflating with no detectable improvement in performance.

Have you tried fitting snow chains?

cailin maith
22nd December 2009, 10:39
Snowing again in Manchester :frown

norrahe
22nd December 2009, 10:42
Phew, glad I decided not to travel to Ireland to see the folks, the flight I should have been coming back on today from Knock was cancelled.

suityou01
22nd December 2009, 10:45
Phew, glad I decided not to travel to Ireland to see the folks, the flight I should have been coming back on today from Knock was cancelled.

It's nice to be right. :laugh

cailin maith
22nd December 2009, 10:46
Phew, glad I decided not to travel to Ireland to see the folks, the flight I should have been coming back on today from Knock was cancelled.

We're going Christmas Eve Morning...from Manchester (assuming it's open!)

DimPrawn
22nd December 2009, 10:48
We're going Christmas Eve Morning...from Manchester (assuming it's open!)

I wouldn't bet on it.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2608?count=10


Fog and freezing temps.

cailin maith
22nd December 2009, 10:52
I wouldn't bet on it.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2608?count=10


Fog and freezing temps.

:frown

norrahe
22nd December 2009, 10:53
We're going Christmas Eve Morning...from Manchester (assuming it's open!)

good luck!

We're supposed to be driving down to Kent as well as picking up the Turkey on the way down.