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January brings the snow, Makes your feet and fingers glow - The Titfield Thunderbolt
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qatsi
qatsi
January brings the snow, Makes your feet and fingers glow
The journey home wasn't too bad yesterday; it took a bit longer than usual, and the last few miles were rather slippery.

We had about a foot of snow overnight (I measured it this morning, as I was clearing the steps up to the house). It would appear most people locally are being sensible and not going anywhere.

Of course West Berkshire has virtually no grit, Reading Buses have cancelled all services, and Mrs Q's report on supplies from the Co-Op wasn't particularly reassuring. We have some organic soya milk. I really cannot say how much I am looking forward to this delicacy.

At the moment the forecast is for two sunny days ahead, so I am hoping that if I clear the driveway of most of the snow tomorrow morning, there is a chance I might actually be able to get out on Friday, before the next lot falls.

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strange_complex From: strange_complex Date: January 6th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've got about 6-8 inches here now, and it seems to be causing similar problems with the supermarkets' supply chains. I went to Sainsbury's on my way home from work, and they had almost no bread, milk or fresh vegetables. I contemplated the soya milk and goats' milk on the shelf, but decided that since I only drink milk in my coffee anyway, a pot of single cream would be a more appropriate alternative. Mind you, even then it was the last one in the shop.

The buses are running just fine here, though, so the actual journey to and from work was no problem, at least once I had stamped through the snow to the main road. In fact, I'd say it was better than usual, as enough people had obviously stayed home to mean that the traffic was lighter than normal. And now I am going to stay indoors marking essays until Monday. Let's hope conditions have improved by then!
qatsi From: qatsi Date: January 6th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
There were reports coming in to work yesterday of people panic-buying at Sainsbury's in Kidlington. It's not yet clear whether the supply chain is disrupted or whether it's an unusual (though rather predictable) spike in demand.

Glad to hear your buses are OK, though. For me, that is the big problem here, because it really pushes home the feeling of isolation.
strange_complex From: strange_complex Date: January 6th, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear! Well, thankfully I now have about six days' worth of proper food, and could probably survive for about another week after that if I really had to (though I would be eating some pretty funny meals by the end of it). Let's hope that the apocalypse has been averted by that time!
uitlander From: uitlander Date: January 6th, 2010 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's always the chippie, and the Indian next door, and failing that your neighbours have children don't they?
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