Thursday, 21 March 2013

Nooo!! Not more Snooow!


It is now officially Spring. Snow feels so wrong and yet they've forecast more snow for Leicester UK.

BUT Did you know that:
  • It often snows in March [So why are we all so surprised when it happens?]
  • The heaviest recorded snowfall in London was in 1695. It snowed every day for 5 weeks and didn't clear until mid-April. [No repeats this year, please!]
  • Eskimos do NOT have 100 different words for snow. [Why would anyone need that many words?]
  • Chionophobia is a fear of snow. [Oh no! I think I'm suffering from that!]
Do you draw the curtains and curl up in front of the fire when it snows?
Or are you out in the garden building a monster snowman?

40 comments:

  1. A new word, chionophobia. No snowmen for me.

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    1. I think it really would be the next ice age if you had snow too!

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  2. Used to get out there and build a snowman but now watch through window as others do it. I also watch young mums traipsing their children down to school at 8.30 in a snow storm and think Im glad thats not me!

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    1. I never did like the snow and I'm really glad I don't have to do the school run anymore.

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  3. This weekend last year it was 21C; just half that would be fine to see any snow thaw.

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    1. That would be good but we don't want a repeat of last year cause it then started raining and didn't stop!

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  4. What di I say on my blog? March came in like a lamb so it will go out like a lion.We have snow here too and a toddler today,what fun we'll have if it gets heavier.

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    1. Fun, yes, as long as it doesn't keep snowing so you had to keep toddler overnight!

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    2. I've had GD for three nights so toddler boy will NOT be staying! Lol

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  5. I'm curled up by the fire. (Or at the airport ...)

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    1. Airport?! You're not being intrepid again, are you?

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  6. I hate it. I HAVE to go out this afternoon and I don't want to. I HATE it. Go away snow! (Did I say I hate it?)

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    1. You did say you hate it but there's more to come before we can relax again!

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  7. We had snow this morning, but it has gone, leaving a spiteful wind behind. As you know, me and the white stuff are not good friends, so will try to stay inside.

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  8. I'd prefer to sit in the warm moaning about it whilst hugging a cup of steaming tea, but there's no chance of that when my son insists on panic building snowmen as soon as there's enough snow on the ground, 'just in case it doesn't stay long.' Imagine worrying that it won't stay long! Oh to be six again :-)

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    1. I remember the same when my kids were that age. Enjoy because they grow so quickly.

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  9. Hi Ros .. I'll come and join you by the fire - I'm in a warm flat, and thankfully it's not snowing, but it's very cold.

    Did you ever read the book: "Smilla's Sense of Snow"? by Peter Hoeg ... I loved it and really should get it from the library to read again ...

    The weather looked dreadful this morning when I glanced at the tv .. I didn't see the lunchtime news ... but I'll check it out in 15 mins or so ...

    Curl up and enjoy a mighty good book - and yes don't lets have 5 weeks more of snow ... Spring please come along soon ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I did read that book, in fact I have it on the bookshelf. It's called Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow. Good book. Don't think Spring is on its way yet!

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  10. I was in Amsterdam yesterday and it was snowing heavily. Today, it was just icy cold. Rumour has it we are in for an even worse weekend. I'll just huddle up by the fire and dream of African skies. Maybe it'll be a good chance to do some writing!

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    1. Awful weekend forecast in the UK too. I'm going to prepare my A to Z posts.

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  11. I can remember wearing a winter coat,etc over Easter finery - this was in PA. We are having a "cold" snap in TX - 40s-50s and overcast. The wind is howling.
    Somehow the word Spring should not embody Snow. Oh well, hang tough and hunker down and read.

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    1. Google tells me that 40-50 is 5-10 in Centigrade. Thought it was warmer in Texas.

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  12. The joiner has canceled and so has plumber so it's lock the doors, turn up the heating and make a lovely cup of tea. :-)

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    1. You can't beat the healing quality of a nice cup of tea. Hope the plumber comes soon!

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  13. A fear of snow! That must be awful. Although after the winter a couple of years ago, I did develop of fear of slipping and falling in front of lots of schoolchildren!! Another snow fact - it snowed in May on Dartmoor one year, during the annual Ten Tors challenge.

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    1. People keep reminiscing about it snowing in June. We've always had these weather blips I suppose. I'm terrified of slipping. Consequently I walk with stick legs - more likely to fall!

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  14. We're pretty used to snow in April in our part of the country. Our snow is the highest it's been in years this year. We'll be weeks before it all melts!

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  15. I got snow twice this year - once in UK when I built a snowman with my grandsons, and again when I flew home to see snow on Mount Teide.
    I have passed on to you the Reality Blog Award, Ros - I hope you enjoy answering the questions.

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    1. Thanks for the award Lizy. I shall pop over to collect :-)

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  16. I love snow, although I don't really like how cold it is when the snow starts melting.

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    1. I just hate being cold. Looking forward to some sunshine now. Maybe our A to Z will warm us up!

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  17. No snow in Brisbane, Australia--hot and sunny. But when I lived down south we had months of temperatures in the minuses, lots of log fires!

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    1. Hot and sunny? Brisbane, you say? Hmmm, wonder how long it would take to pop over!

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  18. Hi Rosalind, it's the first time I stopped by your blog and it was fun to read and most informative as well.
    If you'd like to find out about my children's books, please stop by my page;www.dhdunne.blogspot.com. You'll find out what happens when someone tightens Charlene the Star's girth; how Hattie got her name, as well is other interesting things.

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  19. Oh, I forgot to mention I'm not a big fan of snow. My husband says I'm like a hot house flower. But he hates the heat and I don't care for the cold. Other than that, we're a perfect match. He always thought we were completely daft for living in FL during the Summer.

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  20. It snowed today, when I was walking the dogs on the Brampton Valley Way, not too far from you. My son was born at the end of March, during a heat wave. Two week's later, I came out of hospital with him tightly swaddled wearing a snow suit as indeed it was snowing in April. Nothing is new about the weather!

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