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Spring is postponed - it's official!

  Quickbeam 20:03 23 Feb 2018

Unfortunately due to an overcrowded seasonal calendar, summer may have to be cancelled completely yet again...

'tis true... I read it here!

  canarieslover 13:24 26 Feb 2018

Some snow flurries in Essex this morning so I struggled to get to the back of the shed to get my snow shovel out. That is usually enough to deter further snow so perhaps I should have got it out yesterday and then I wouldn't have needed it today!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:06 26 Feb 2018

Plenty of snow flurries comming down the M1 from Leeds but the onlt placed its settled so far is Tibshelf services

  Devil Fish 00:35 27 Feb 2018

Out in the yard working in T shirt today i fear thecountry is getting soft what happened to the rolll your sleeves up and get on with it mentality or have we become scared of a snowflake.

  Quickbeam 06:18 27 Feb 2018

I'm seriously underwhelmed... I open the back door to a layer of snow that is only a quarter as thick as a good frost!

  Quickbeam 06:43 27 Feb 2018

It's looking like all the TV channels made the decision yesterday that the weather was going to be today's big story. They've deployed reporting units for early broadcasts and are all showing slow moving traffic on roads that would have slow moving traffic anyway, with a minimum of visible snowflakes, and are reporting on it as if it's the snowstorm of the millennium!!!


  canarieslover 08:50 27 Feb 2018

My snow shovel done it's job well. I left it leaning against the house and it scared The Beast fom the East away. Not a sign of snow here in SE Essex and the sun is shining brightly.

  morddwyd 10:17 27 Feb 2018

Health and Safety happened.

It has nothing to do with H&S. Even the simplest risk assessment will indicate that if it's winter and the ground is covered in white it is likely to be slippery and control measures should be implemented by those responsible for your safety, i.e. you. The only one required, and it's free, is "Take Care"

That is what I advised the 23,000 people, between eight and eighty, I was responsible for around October 1st every year.

None of my winter slip accidents was ever queried by HSE.

All of these OTT reactions you read about invariably come from jumped up jobsworth local Environmental Health Officers, who should stick to food safety and dog poo and leave the real world to real people.

  canarieslover 13:59 27 Feb 2018

Hear hear morddwyd - Exactly as it should be.

  amonra 14:26 27 Feb 2018

BBC staff desperately try to hype up the news stories all morning, desperate for ANYONE to phone in with a snow related accident. Got to be a news story somewhere ...............

  canarieslover 09:37 28 Feb 2018

The Beast crept in under cover of darkness so that the snow shovel didn't see it. Deposited about 3" and got away before it got light. I put the shovel to use for a while but my friend the Sun came out and began doing the job better than me. I think all local schools are closed but I can remember much more snow than this when I was at junior school,mid 1950's, and we still had to go. Crates of milk by the fire with the foil lids popped off by the mini iceberg that formed in the bottle. Slides across the playground and snowball fights at lunch time, the children nowadays don't know what they are missing. Nostalgia makes you forget the frozen fingers and, worse still, the chapped legs because juniors were expected to wear short trousers all year round. Ah, memories!!

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