I know English people love talking about the weather but it is cold…

I think I spoke too soon when I put on a post  earlier this month about looking for signs of spring. The icy blasts are back with us, snow showers and temperatures down to about -6 degrees tonight. Yes I know some of you will be living in much colder places but this is a shock if you live in the UK. We never really get weather cold enough or snowy enough so that we make sensible arrangements do we? And my local paper predicted an early spring so gullible fool that I am, I started to put away the very thickest jumpers, even let the coal and log stocks run down a bit… What an idiot!

It reminds me of when I was at secondary school  there was a science teacher, Miss Harvey who travelled into town from the Peak District ( quite high and can get a lot of snow)  and in the winter would tell us she loaded her car up with extra blankets, a thermos flask, a shovel and food in case of snow and ice. She was always talking about the weather, especially how cold it was too. With the terrible arrogance of youth we all thought it was hysterically funny, deliberately trying to find her car in the staff car park to point out her emergency kit to smirk and laugh at.

But a couple of decades on, I realise I’ve begun to turn into that person. I’m always going on about the weather, especially snow. I’ve chucked an extra thick coat in the boot and have a blanket on the back seat. Hell I might as well go the whole hog tomorrow. I think I’ve got some thermal jeans somewhere. And I I still have a hipflask full of whisky left over from a  Christmas walk and with the coal running low it home, it won’t matter anyway if I take the shovel. Miss Harvey here I come…

15 thoughts on “I know English people love talking about the weather but it is cold…

      1. Ha, ha… It could be worst. Imagine having to wear thermal jeans while having hot flashes related to menopause. BTW I have never try those jeans. Do they really keep you warm?


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  2. being a Scot who has also lived in Canada for a few years but now am living in the Midlands (Birmingham), I miss “proper’ winters with loads of snow so have been loving the heavy snowfalls in Brum these last few days – [and so have my dogs] – and, like you, I carry a shovel in the boot of my car, and a blanket, and hip flask of whisky 😆


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