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Re: Snow...

Postby sarahmienwok » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:51 am

Sorry guys, I must say, I'm ashamed of the UK over the snow issue now. I've just come back from a holiday in Sapporo, Hokkaido, where it really does snow! And it's like this EVERY year. Take a look at this photo and you'll see what I mean:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipponnay/3273199667/

And then, if that wasn't enough, take a look at these photo's of the trains. And they still run perfectly on time!!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipponnay/3273205853/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipponnay/3273205633/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nipponnay/3274023926/

I was completely ashamed to be English I can tell you. Especially because I know that if I was in Manchester right now, I'd be skiving off work and blaming it on the snow the first chance I got!!
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Re: Snow...

Postby snail » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:00 am

sarahmienwok wrote: And it's like this EVERY year.


That's the point.

They are used to dealing with it, and have the experience and equipment. We don't.
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Re: Snow...

Postby sarahmienwok » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:18 am

Yeah you say that, and I did see a couple of tractors out late at night. But, the roads and the rails on the train tracks were completely covered with snow. I looked at tires on cars, and only saw one vehicle with snow spikes. They might be used to it, but they don't use much equipment, they just simply deal with it. There were people out with bags of grit, no vehicles, just a man and his grit. But that was only where the crowds were biggest (there was a festival going on, so a lot of people!!).
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Re: Snow...

Postby rufio89 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:20 am

ahh, send some of that snow this way!
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Re: Snow...

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:33 pm

It's snowed here all day Ruth. We have a few inches :).

Annoying thing is we were supposed to be having an all day meeting with a guy from Aberdeen; he left early to get the train home since our airport is closed and therefore his flight cancelled.
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Re: Snow...

Postby Bel Bel » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:48 pm

oh my god it's snowing AGAIN - aarrgghhhh :x
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Re: Snow...

Postby rufio89 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:51 pm

It's snowing a little here, but tiny tiny flakes. I'm hoping it snows tomorrow, so saturdays golf is snowed off, and I get him all to myself on valentines day. he he
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Re: Snow...

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:33 am

Well we still have lots of snow :).

It took me over double the length of time to get home yesterday - everyone left work early (it's my normal finishing time). Although the roads had been gritted there was loads of slush everywhere - at least today the roads are clear.
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Re: Snow...

Postby HappyGoLucky » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:09 pm

In Malaysia, there's no snow at all. :( I saw it once in China - I think I loved the cold more than the snow though. :-?
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Re: Snow...

Postby sarahmienwok » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:45 pm

I have no snow at all where I am. Seen a few flakes once or twice, but that was nothing really! If I travelled only a couple of hours north though, there's loads! :(
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Re: Snow...

Postby captainf » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:23 pm

We've had loads of snow in Milton Keynes. I took this picture the first day we had snow..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/29170077@N05/3255951730/

I went over to Cranfield (airport where I fly from) a few days ago and they were still under 4 inches of snow so I photographed the planes in the snow as there was no flying. Tomorrow will be exactly 2 weeks since it first snowed and we still have loads outside.
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Re: Snow...

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:47 am

Nice photo - 4 whole inches though hehe; we get more snow than that during the summer - jk.

HappyGoLucky what did you think of the snow?
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Re: Snow...

Postby HappyGoLucky » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:00 pm

I thought the whole scene looked completely different from what I'm used to. I thought it was lovely. I did go skiing too for the first time ever. Fell down quite a lot though! :D
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Re: Snow...

Postby captainf » Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:38 am

dipsydoodlenoodle wrote:Nice photo - 4 whole inches though hehe; we get more snow than that during the summer - jk.

HappyGoLucky what did you think of the snow?
I went to uni with a load of Indian and Nigerian people and we had a few bad winters and most of them hadn't seen snow either - they all liked it. The ones that had seen snow had seen it once or twice.


4 Inches was pretty impressive as it hadnt snowed for a week at that point. When it first snowed the airfield I fly from was under 12 inches.
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Re: Snow...

Postby dipsydoodlenoodle » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:35 am

I'll let you have the 12" of snow then :p
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