Snow update: No update

So where’s the snow post? The one moaning about the weather? Surely the blog wouldn’t be complete without it?

Sorry. Refuse to do it. Harsh and unforgiving views etc.

“Cold Weather In Winter Shocker”… it’s not a headline, and it’s not a national emergency. Recommend the Norman Tebbit response to such crises: Get over it and get on yer bike. It won’t kill us.

And to those who’ve been panic buying in supermarkets, I can only sigh and say this: You’re a bunch of spineless, dimwitted tossers. I hope you choke on your stocks of unnecessary food.

Shit. I did the snow post after all.

10 Responses to “Snow update: No update”

  1. Simon Says:

    Well the cold weather has helped me out. My carrots (Bantry) and parsnips (Albion) have frozen solid in the bucket of sand in the carport. This has the unforeseen advantage of hiding the truth of whether or not they have gone bendy with storage. They still taste fine – maybe a little sweeter in fact.
    I’m with you, Soilman, with regard to the moaning. The UK is poorly prepared for significant snow falls because they rarely occur. Fair enough. But when it snows a lot things are more awkward. That’s just how it is.
    I wonder if the goji bushes would have survived if I had planted them before the freeze up and subsequent snow?

  2. Mal's Allotment Says:

    Followed the Tebbit link. True shit!

  3. Caz Says:

    yes, what is with the panic buying?! I popped into my local supermarket last sat and it took 15 minutes to queue for a till – I only needed a few bits! People were buying HUGE amounts of food and to be frank, post christmas, they all looked as though some starvation would not do any harm!

  4. altadenahiker Says:

    That’s like in SoCal when we get 2 inches of rain. They set up STORM CENTRAL on the television news.

  5. Jo Says:

    My kids school was one of the very few which remained open. No days off for them.

  6. Carrie Says:

    Wonkers eh? Those supermarket hoarders. Why must everyone complain all the blasted time? Still have to read about this scandal you started in the guardian – probably completely unfounded and again wonkers just mouthing off. Anywho, off to drink wine xx

  7. Tanya Walton Says:

    what pisses me off is them now going on about the food shortages we are going to have because of the bad weather…if people didn’t panic buy…there would be plenty in the shops and loads of food wouldn’t get thrown out because it’s not used….People are idiots and it really ticks me off!!!

  8. Diane Says:

    I have never understood why Rhode Islanders flock to buy milk when a storm is predicted. It’s the first thing to spoil in the fridge when the electricity goes out.

  9. Soilman Says:

    Agree, Diane. Total mystery. The two things the panic shoppers always go for are bread and milk… the two most perishable things in the supermarket.

    I mean, not only are they so spoiled and selfish that they can’t consider going even a week without everything they usually eat, they’re even too stupid to buy the right things – namely, canned foods and bottled water.


  10. Soilman Says:

    … to which I’d add that they’re also too stupid to take any sensible pre-storm precautions.

    The night before last week’s snowfall here, when it was all VERY clearly forecast on the TV, I drove over to what I fully expected to be an empty local authority salt/grit container.

    You guessed it: full to the brim, and not a soul other than me filling a bucket. Despite it being in a very public place on a major road.

    Wasn’t difficult to keep my house and quite a lot of the road outside ice-free. But I was apparently the only person in the borough who took this quick, easy and costless option.