Discussion in 'The Clubhouse Bar' started by St Helens RLFC, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. I am surprised there's been no threads about the awful weather!

    It's, according to my relatives, the worst winter of the last 30 years and the snow that came down in bulk on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon is still here, and with it freezing overnight later followed by another heavy dusting in the early hours, I suspect things are only going to get worse.

    Have you been affected by the snow? School or college shut? Unable to get to work?

    PS - I know the weather is far worse in other countries at some times of the year, but this is, according to the TV, TEH WEATHER CRISIS!
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  3. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Was supposed to go back to school yesterday. School has ensured I've had the whole week off. \o/
  4. bristol-iain

    bristol-iain Guest

    We have had it relativley light in Southampton. Snowed Tuesday evening then stopped around 11pm. Started snowing again about 8am Wednesday and carried on til about 2pm. Maybe about 3-4 inches now we have the problem that the melted snow has been frozen to roads, pavements etc making walking a dangerous game.

    I've been off work sick since Tuesdy and should be back tomorrow but not looking forward to trying to walk on all the pavements/ice rinks. In Nailsea (near Bristol) where my family live they had a heavy snowfall on Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning.
  5. I've left the house twice in 72 hours. Not worth it.
  6. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Supposed to be driving back to university yesterday, but the roads are fooked, especially in the mountains/hills of Snowdonia,
    Going to try and make it tomorrow though
  7. dullonien

    dullonien Guest

    Unable to get gack to lincoln for uni at the moment. Uni starts again on Monday and it would be good to get back. Was thinking of travelling today, but there were weather reports of Snow in and around Lincoln, so we left it just in case. Can't see that I'll get back by Monday now, with more snow apparently on the way.

    We've still got a good 5-6inches of snow on the ground here in the hills, 10 miles outside Aberystwyth. None of the immediate roads get gritted around us here, so there's some fun to be had on the small roads sliding round corners :).

    Reports were that Ceredigion had enough salt for 24hours yesterday, and a council worker I know said there was no delivery today, and they will be running out tomorrow if things don't change. With it being -8 or -10 at night and -2 or -3 in the day at the moment, if the salt runs out, were trully screwed!!

    Would love to be a child again during this, a week of constant sledging would have been a dream come true. Unfortunately I just find it all a bit too cold at the moment. With uni work to do, ther's no time to play :(

    @ Olly. Roads are fine here in Wales mate. By all accounts (most of my family live in Dinas Mawddwy, woutside Dolgellau), Snowdonia area is all good. If you can make it through England, you'll be fine mate.

    Edit: just an edit Olly. Wrexam and Ruthin areas are meant to be quite bad, so make sure the roads are clear there. Otherwise, it's towards Newtown and Welshpool, which have had 2-3 foot of snow.
  8. Olyy

    Olyy Guest

    Ah right, cool.
    The only none main roads i go on are through snowdonia, so if they're driveable i'm sorted (until i get to aber, as the carpark i leave my car in is at the top of a pretty steep hill' which i very much doubt has been gritted...)
  9. shtove

    shtove Guest

    On Monday I cancelled all travel for Wednesday on the back of amateur weather forecasts that said we were about to have a 25 year snow event in the south. Good call! I didn't get paid, but neither did my colleagues who accepted work on that day, and at least I didn't have to go through the hell of travelling a hundred miles.

    The same forecasters said about four weeks ago that Christmas/January would be veeerry cold. Sod the Met.
  10. wigan_rlfc

    wigan_rlfc Guest

    Why is it that only when it hit the South this became worthy of all this TV coverage? We've had it since Tuesday and yet there was hardly anything until late on yesterday and today.
  11. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    I've had it worst. When i was delivering Christmas cards to neighbours just before Christmas I was walking down a lane, slipped on ice and fell on my arse. As I was falling I shouted out '**** the bed!', as one of my elderly neighbours came out of her house. I apologised immediately, but she found it funny that even though I'd fallen I'd remained festive.......

    After serious consideration of this my only conclusion is that she misheard '**** the beeeed!!' for 'jingle beeeells!!'...
    Well I thought it was funny.....
    I guess you had to be there.....
  12. Sir Speedy

    Sir Speedy Guest

    Is "**** the bed" some idiom I've never heard of, or were those the first three words that came to your mind as you fell? ಠ_ಠ
  13. cyRil

    cyRil Guest

    Both :p
  14. RC

    RC Guest

    I havent left the house in days!

    Then again, I am unemployed. I see no reason to leave the house.
  15. gingergenius

    gingergenius Guest

    I love this snow. I reckon if we get enough then this country might fix up and realise that - wait for it - we're on the same f***ing latitude as Siberia. We ought to be able to cope with a little bit of snow!!! They can manage it in America, simply because it's so constant that they get different tyres and build things better. Let's do that here.

    Also, walked/ skidded back from the pub tonight, walked over the river and it was beautiful. Everything was white and quiet.
  16. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Bah... Little bit of snow, whole country comes to a halt...

    Its nice and iced up here, but roads round Bournemouth are just full of idiots who decide to drive like its sunny and warm, forgetting that the stopping distance is 3/4 times more...

    I haven't missed a day of work, yes its been bad, yes I have done my knee in through falling over... but I shall continue to make it to work and keep the council running!

    The thing that annoys me is people moaning about the councils doing nothing, the reason they do nothing is because they get told to cut budgets and because we haven't had harsh winters for years and years, they cut the winter grit budget, but a one off event and the whole country is saying oh why's nothing being done! Its a disgrace!! etc etc... Would you rather pay more council tax. for just in case? cos thats what will happen... and yes council tax is more money than it used to be, but the cost employment, property and everything else has risen in costs... its called inflation and cost of living...
  17. QLD

    QLD Guest

    Its snowing in Brisbane too. Global warming is happening.
  18. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div>
    Politicians and local councils wouldn't know what logic was even if dr. spock slapped his cock around their faces.
  19. It's true - Great Britain is NOT equipped to deal with bad weather.
  20. RC

    RC Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (gingergenius @ Jan 8 2010, 02:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    There is, however, that little thing called the Gulf Stream which gives us mild weather...unlike Siberia.
  21. Fa'atau82

    Fa'atau82 Guest

    Oh, it's bad weather. I thought it was the rapture!
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