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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-29 10:32
Subject: White stuff a bit early
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I threw my first snowball of the year this morning,

No, it didn't snow here. But a colleague who drove in this morning from Luton is so paranoid about his paintwork that he didn't remove the inch of snow from his car, and it's still there, slowly melting in the bright sun.

Hey, weather, it's not yet All Hallow's Eve. It's shouldn't be snowing mere weeks after some of the best weather of the year!
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User: vatine
Date: 2008-10-29 11:31 (UTC)
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I'm half-wondering if leaving the snow on isn't more of a problem for the paintwork than gentle brushwork (of course, that'd require a snow brush, probably not a standard item in most English cars).
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-29 11:43 (UTC)
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Not a standard item at all.
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User: vatine
Date: 2008-10-29 12:37 (UTC)
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Mmmmm. Snow brush and two-sided ice scraper is something I'm used to find in the glove box of cars, but Sweden is different, snow-wise.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-29 12:42 (UTC)
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Yes. It's not unknown for us not to get snow at all some winters. This is why we don't have the same infrastructure for dealing with the stuff - it's more cost effective to spend the money on mitigating things which cause more damage.
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Colette
User: bellinghwoman
Date: 2008-10-29 12:37 (UTC)
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Heh. I was confronted this morning with all the doors on my car being frozen shut - had to pour warm water round the door frame to unfreeze the driver's door so that I could get in.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-29 12:44 (UTC)
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Remember Autumnwatch last night, the complaint about the mild winters allowing the bee mite to flourish?

Tonight's episode will show Kate and Bill frozen to their bench.
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Nik Whitehead: Bunfight
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2008-10-29 13:16 (UTC)
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Keyword:Bunfight
Mental image: Bill, wearing large bee costume, frozen to park bench. Probably bracketed by Graeme and Tim, one on each side, similarly attired... :)


Edited at 2008-10-29 01:18 pm (UTC)
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User: rmc28
Date: 2008-10-29 13:15 (UTC)
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My bike saddle had ice on this morning.

Ouch.
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Nik Whitehead
User: sharikkamur
Date: 2008-10-29 13:20 (UTC)
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Mwah ha ha! It's the storm we had on Thursday/Friday come to get you!

Cheer up - there are blue skies on the way. We've had a couple of days of bright sunny weather which should be coming your way soon.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-29 13:41 (UTC)
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Oh, the blue skies had reached us by this morning. Which is part of the reason it was sub-zero: snow falling yesterday evening, then followed by the sky clearing overnight.

It's mostly blue out there right now, but there's a bank of cloud to the south west.
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