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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-20 10:36
Subject: The British Obsession
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It's -10.5 out there this morning.

And the snow is both cold enough and deep enough that driving is getting interesting. There would appear to have been only the lightest of gritting, judging by the cleanness of the snow undertyre.

This is so not the weather I've grown up used to in this part of the world. In most of the years since we moved here, there's been either only a light shower of snow, or no snow at all of a winter. This year, we've had the second big shower already, and last year was unusually snowy too.
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2010-12-20 16:56 (UTC)
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Both sets of grandparents lived in Nottingham, so pretty much every Xmas holiday (except when we were overseas) was spent at one or other (and usually shuttling between the two over the two "important" days) - there was also the year or so that we lived there when Mum and Dad were getting divorced (before they made the stupid decision to "try again for the sake of the children"[1]).

I also remember quite hot summers over the school holidays - paddling pool in the garden, playing with the hosepipe - except for one year when the water was turned off and we had to fill containers from the truck that came around every evening.

[1] No, my dear parents, you do NOT get to blame me for your fucked up decision and your fucked up marriage.
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