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Old 18 January 2013, 15:47   #41
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Much as I like Fiona Bruce I can't believe we've got a snow 'special' on BBC 1.......... What'll happen if it REALLY snows ??
Beyond me. Our Norwegian and Finnish neighbours must be pi**ing themselves!
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Old 18 January 2013, 15:52   #42
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Quite right, snow in Winter, sun in summer ( what happened to summer)

What about these all weather people, well done Thames RIB experience

You've got to start a 'caption competition' thread with that photo!
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Old 18 January 2013, 15:59   #43
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some people have too much time on their hands!
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Old 18 January 2013, 16:54   #44
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Some snow here, I'd guess a couple of inches. Can't download pics due to IT issues, bloody modem is mis-behaving.
Last time it snowed down here I was driving around in an A6 Allroad with what I would call mild offroad General Grabber tyres. This year I am driving around in a standard four wheel drive A6, with Pirelli road tyres. The difference is phenomenal. I prefer to drive my lads 10 year old Fiesta in these conditions
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Old 18 January 2013, 17:42   #45
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Set off at 10 a.m. from Twickenham. M3 snowing heavily, M4 snowed consistently Taunton. Exeter just drizzle and Lerryn nice and dry, just started raining an hour ago.
Journey took 4 hrs 15 mins.....average time despite 45-50mph average to Bristol. Motorways were relatively empty. But get this, despite four accidents in my direction, the cars were on hard shoulder or (even better ) left on the inside lane where the ploughs had to go around them!!!
But the most astonishing one was a Merc Sprinter on it's roof on the hard shoulder just past Swindon. Nobody hurt, least no blood. But work out the C of G on that Sprinter and just how baffling is that result?
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Old 18 January 2013, 18:11   #46
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Well i think i can trump all of you lot here..... We definitely have the thickest snow over here in France..... My son made a snowman today and when i asked him what time it was, he just stared at me .........:-)

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Staring snowmen......juste en france, n'est pas?
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Meanwhile in Canada


Awesome picture.....but last time i checked, they drive on the right in Canada!

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Well in west Cornwall we have NONE!!!! Which to a snow monkey who was brought up in the Peak District is very frustrating!!!!!!!
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Old 19 January 2013, 06:35   #50
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Just had to drive Mrs P's Megane up the hill from our house for the first time this winter as her efforts ended in failure due to the snow ! I'm always curious as to why some people struggle with the technique of driving in difficult conditions ?
Given that we have a Defender with Goodrich Muds & a ML with Avon Rangers that have both been out already for a play why take the Megane?
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