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Calling UK Hubbers - has the snow reached you yet?

  1. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

    There is a light dusting in my part of Hertfordshire, but there are some amazing snow photos from other parts of the UK.

    How much snow is there where you are?

    1. shazwellyn profile image80
      shazwellynposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing much here in Somerset, but have the fire going strong because it is sooo cold!

    2. warchild75 profile image47
      warchild75posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      im down on the south coast near brighton we are usually the last,did get 5 mins of snow this afternoon but thats it,dont think we will see any at all.

  2. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    We got no snow..... yet!
    I am in London so we do tend to be late to the party when it comes to snow. It is freezing cold tho! Got my fingerless gloves on and thinking of finding my warm hat smile

    1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I dug my lovely woollen gloves (hand knitted by me) out of storage yesterday, only to find that the moths had got to them first...  So now they're feeding the worms on our compost heap!

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Aww that sucks! Bloody moths sad

    2. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

      No snow here in the most southeasterly corner of Britain either.  Mind you that's not surprising - we got away with a light dusting during the cold snap at the beginning of this year, whereas 20 miles away in Canterbury it was a lot worse.  The Isle of Thanet has its advantages!

      1. Amanda Severn profile image92
        Amanda Severnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        We used to go to Laysdown (Leysdown?) on Thanet for holidays when I was small. We stayed in a wooden chalet on a site near the beach. I wonder if it's still there?

        1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
          EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Leysdown's on the Isle of Sheppey - Thanet's a bit further along the coast!  I keep meaning to go to Sheppey and have a look around; have been past it plenty of times on the train but never actually visited.

          1. Amanda Severn profile image92
            Amanda Severnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Sorry, my mistake! It was a very long time ago. I must have been 4 or 5 at the time. My grandparents lived in Westgate and we had many holidays in the area so that we could visit them. When I was older we stayed near Reculver quite a few times, but I've never been back as an adult.

    3. Amanda Severn profile image92
      Amanda Severnposted 6 years ago

      Sunny Sussex is chilly but bright right now. I had moth holes in my last years woolly gloves too. I've been out and invested in some of those trendy fingerless mitts that go right up your forearms. My kids are desparate for it to snow, whilst I'm happy if it never comes this far south!

    4. Moxyl profile image74
      Moxylposted 6 years ago

      Live reporting - snow has just arrived in the Netherlands - just arcoss the water from UK!

      1. Stories Inc. profile image72
        Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        No it hasn't. I live nearby and I haven't seen any.

        1. Amanda Severn profile image92
          Amanda Severnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Near Holland, or near Moxyl?

          1. Stories Inc. profile image72
            Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Holland. I'm checking the weather reports now. It is freezing, but not snowing and the sky looks pretty blue (some white clouds, but not the snow kind)

            1. Stories Inc. profile image72
              Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Report says no snow sad Better luck around Christmas big_smile

    5. CMHypno profile image90
      CMHypnoposted 6 years ago

      Looks like a winter wonderland for all - cold and sun for those who have no snow! I must dig out my possum wool hat from NZ as it it the warmest hat ever.

      Apparently we have another ten days of deep freeze at least, so we all need to wrap up warm!

    6. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 6 years ago

      Apparently it is going to snow here in Essex at midday, lol! Half an hour to go.....

    7. Wriggling Writer profile image60
      Wriggling Writerposted 6 years ago

      Counting down in Essex, too, then - or at least the kids are!  Can't believe how frosty it is still!

      1. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Cool - another Essex lady smile

    8. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

      It's so cold I am chain coffee drinking for the warms, I will be walking on the ceiling soon! lol

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image63
        Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Not to mention running for the toilet smile I am on my second litre of tea.

        1. kirstenblog profile image76
          kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Tell me about it! lol
          And we got a busted toilet seat to boot! Gotta be careful sitting down or it will totally break yikes

    9. Spacey Gracey profile image63
      Spacey Graceyposted 6 years ago

      Oh Wriggly - where in Essex are you? Me and Susana are in Essex too.

      I am loving another weekend UK hubbers thread - getting together quite a club aren't we.

      As for the weather report from Frinton-on-sea - we had a really impressive frost, and just had 10 minutes of the most pathetic snow shower.

      I am torn in two about the snow - lots of snow = no work = less money, but.....two happy children and continuous rounds of snow fights followed by warm bath, then popcorn, hot chocolate and a film, which is pretty much my favourite way to spend a winter's day.

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        May I correct your equation? Well I am going to anyway tongue

        Lots of snow = no work = more time for writing hubs! = more chances for residual income = more money big_smile

        1. Stories Inc. profile image72
          Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, but didn't it kill the electricity in parts of America last year? Then what are you going to do? smile

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Could always get the old pen and paper out, write down notes for hubs when the electricity comes back? smile

            1. Stories Inc. profile image72
              Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              And then crash the system through overload... I'd flip!

              1. kirstenblog profile image76
                kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Could always just go out a build a snowman smile *breaks into song*

                Sometimes, the world is black.
                And tears run from your eyes.
                And maybe we'll all get really sick.
                And maybe we'll all die.
                So...

                Let's build a snowman!
                We can make him our best friend.
                We can name him Tom or we can name him George!
                We can make him tall, or we can make him not so tall.
                Snowman!

                He'll have a happy face, a happy smile, a happy point of view.
                If you build me a snowman, then I'll build one for you.

                So, let's build a snowman!
                We can make him our best friend.
                We can name him Bob or we can name him Beowulf!
                We can make him tall, or we can make him not so tall.
                Snowman!

                Hey!
                (Tapdance solo)

                He'll have a happy face, a happy smile, a happy point of view.
                If you build me a snowman, then I'll build one for you.
                Snowman! Snowman! Snowman!

                1. Stories Inc. profile image72
                  Stories Inc.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Hahahahaha! Very good. Better build one than be one. I just don't like the cold very much, I rather look at the snow through the window. That's why it should snow this weekend rather than during the week, so I don't actualy have to go out.
                  Oh, well, let's go build a snowman! Hello? Snow, anyone? Up there? Hello?!

        2. Spacey Gracey profile image63
          Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I understand your line of thinking, but I don't go out the home to work, I work from home, so snow = no school = 2 small boys at home all day = definitely not getting any work done smile

      2. Wriggling Writer profile image60
        Wriggling Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Gracey!

        I'm in Corringham in Thurrock.  Still no snow over here - much to the disappointment of my kids!  Just hoping for some for Monday - my school's up the top of an ungritted hill...   :-)

        Wriggly (! - I love it!)

    10. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

      We've had three feet of snow here, car is stuck on the drive and impossible to see more than two feet ahead.  Trees down, power out and a mixture of hail, hurricane, blizzard threatening to take out the West Wing of Ewbie Towers.

      That's what I'm telling the boss on Monday when I don't come in.

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image63
        Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Because I live in a town that is out of the way (frinton - it was on the Subway ad, and a kooky documentary this year).. anyway, I used to get away with it all the time- slightest bit of snow and I would need days off because there is only one road in and it gets blocked easily. Ahhhh the benefits of living in a town trapped in the 1930s.

        1. kirstenblog profile image76
          kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I saw a stand up comedy act in Frinton recently smile

          1. Spacey Gracey profile image63
            Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Really??? When, where, who???? I need details. No one comes to Frinton except to go on the beach, or point and mock us.

            1. kirstenblog profile image76
              kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              To be honest I cannot remember who, it was one of those Dave shows, get a comic to preform in their home town and film it kinda things. I have not always recognized them all but I do think who ever it was they took the mick and of course now live somewhere with more then one road! lol tongue

              1. kirstenblog profile image76
                kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I just went looking and cannot find the show I am thinking of, we must have deleted it and I can't find it in google, could be that I am mis-remembering? hmm coulda sworn tho hmm

        2. Wriggling Writer profile image60
          Wriggling Writerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I watched that show about Frinton.  I just remember loads of houses with far too many ornaments! 

          My other half travels around Essex a lot for his job, and he kept sitting there, nodding sadly, and going "It really is like that, you know!" 

          Mind you, someone came down to ours from Ipswich the other day, and asked us if we still throw rocks at the moon around here, so maybe I shouldn't talk...

          1. Spacey Gracey profile image63
            Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Anyone from Ipswich is in no position to jest - I worked there for years and my husband works there now. Most stories from Ipswich folk begin with 'my brothers cousin, who's my Dad, and my grand-daughters Uncle....' so so scary. And they say 'comp-poo-ter' - 'enuf said smile

    11. Mark Ewbie profile image85
      Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

      We should probably point out to the global audience that heavy snow in the UK consists of one to two centimetres of mush which brings the country to a halt.

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        lol Yup!

      2. CMHypno profile image90
        CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Wrong kind of snow on the rails?  Stop all trains and tubes! It will be interesting on Monday morning with the tube strike - will it be the weather or the strikers causing the commuter misery?

    12. waynet profile image50
      waynetposted 6 years ago

      Yep the snow has reached us here in East Yorkshire and I fell on my arse twice whilst going to the shops, had to wrap up though cos I've got a huge cough and cold and my son threw a snowball at the back of my head and the snow went all the way down the back of my neck!!

      I can tell I'm getting older as I'm hating the snow slightly....Noooo, I'm turning into a Victor Meldrew of east yorkshire!!!!!!

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        ROFL!!!

        Poor you smile
        Here in London all we got is cold, no snow yet sad
        Feel free to send yours out way big_smile

        1. waynet profile image50
          waynetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The snows supposed to last a few weeks from what the weather dollies said after the news!....maybe it might sweep all over England like it did last year!

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I suspect we might get even more then last year, and I have thought that since last April with that Iceland volcano going up, is likely to have major effects on the weather and if the summer is anything to go by.... hope you got warm gear smile

      2. Spacey Gracey profile image63
        Spacey Graceyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Shall we start a fund for the impending hip replacement Victor?

        1. waynet profile image50
          waynetposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I don't believe it! lol!

    13. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 6 years ago

      We had snow here in Cologne yesterday morning, so I think we sent it to the UK. Maybe the UK will be sending it back to us.

    14. CASE1WORKER profile image77
      CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

      we woke up to a dusting of snow which is still with us

      Mum rang me from near Brighton and said it had just started snowing there- so its reached the coast ( she's half a mile from the beach)

      Have been to tesco and bought sooooo mucch food that we are prepared for a snow in.

      wish i had bought boots last week but hey!

      1. kirstenblog profile image76
        kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Stocking up? We have done similar for awhile now (since we saw the first predictions of snow at the start of the week). We have a nice bean stew on in the slow cooker from yesterday and will add a few bits to it today to change it slightly. I actually look forward to this time of the year just because I can get the slow cooker out and have a week of meals with very little effort beyond the initial peroration of the beans (we get them raw and they need like a day soaking and cooking before they can be cooked to eat because of the chances for food poisoning, canned beans would be easier but would cost a lot more)

        1. CMHypno profile image90
          CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I found today's weather to be a very good excuse to go into town and buy a new jumper - well it was in the sale!

          1. kirstenblog profile image76
            kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I have been using the strong possibility of a cold winter to buy warm jumpers since last spring! lol
            Hey I need a good excuse right? wink

            1. CMHypno profile image90
              CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Get yourself out there onto the High Street, lady! - when the weather gets tough, the tough go shopping and they do keep those shops really warm, so at least you won't be cold! smile

              Don't forget to buy some chocolate for later as well!

              1. kirstenblog profile image76
                kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Ahhh now is time to buy my summer gear wink
                I got some lovely warm stuff that right now would be very expensive over the summer as it was exceptionally cheep, cleaver ain't i? big_smile




                Oh and I am really hoping for snow, I got these things last spring that are like tire chains for shoes (can't think of what they are called atm). I have not got to try them out yet and I am really excited to see if they take the slip out of ice smile

                1. kirstenblog profile image76
                  kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Yak Tracks, once I can properly test them you KNOW there is going to be a hub on them! (assuming they work the way they are supposed to)

                  1. CMHypno profile image90
                    CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20101127/tuk … dbed5.html

                    Well with the usual completely over the top response this country always has to a bit of snow, the police are telling us all to stay home!

                    But if you get the chance Kirsten, you test out your shoe things - there will be snowmen to be built and snowballs to throw.  My avatar picture is of a snowman I took a picture of in the fields last winter!

                    1. kirstenblog profile image76
                      kirstenblogposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                      I should see if I can dig out the snowdog I got pictures of last year assuming I can tweak it enough to look like more then white on white....

                      You better believe I will be out on foot in my skiing trousers and my yak tracks when we finally do get snow big_smile Oh and my Rab down filled puffer big_smile

    15. SomewayOuttaHere profile image61
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 6 years ago

      ...enjoyed reading all your comments this a.m.....nice way to start my day...thanks!

      ...from Canada....

    16. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

      Hi CM, today it is 38F in the morning here, Dallas Tx, no snow yet. Early this year it snowed here, but not this early..

      Am not from UK, but am sending all the warmth I can give there!

    17. Amanda Severn profile image92
      Amanda Severnposted 6 years ago

      Still no signs here (on the coast, west of Brighton). I was in Horsham earlier, and that was still free of the white stuff, but I did notice some iron-grey clouds on the horizon. Maybe tomorrow? My kids are convinced that their schools will be closed if it snows. They go to local schools on flat, wide, busyish roads, but they were closed last Winter when it snowed. Something to do with staff coming in from North of the Downs apparently.

    18. EmpressFelicity profile image77
      EmpressFelicityposted 6 years ago

      It's 10.30 am here on Planet Thanet, and it's now snowing!  Don't know if it'll last though.

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image77
        EmpressFelicityposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It didn't I'm glad to say (like Wayne, I too am a member of the Victor Meldrew school of snow appreciation).

        1. CMHypno profile image90
          CMHypnoposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I would really like a bit of snow (have to pander to my inner child!) but although today has been gorgeous with blue skies and sun there has been no more of the white stuff!

          It has been bitterly cold though and there was a frost on the cars and roofs by about 4.30pm.

          Should be fun in the tube stike tomorrow?

    19. Bard of Ely profile image88
      Bard of Elyposted 6 years ago

      Not here but we have a red alert for thunderstorms and it already blowing a gale!

     
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