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Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by bindeweede » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:54 pm

Some winter advice for Brits from a Canadian: via Twitter.

1. Layer your clothes, with a wind/waterproof on top, & hat!

2. Don’t drive unless you have to.

3. If you do drive have a candle/blanket/full phone & petrol. (Does he/she mean torch?)

4. Alcohol in moderation as it lowers circulation.

5. Don’t leave the EU!

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 am

bindeweede wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:54 pm

5. Don’t leave the EU!

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Weren't we promised better weather if we left the EU? :???:

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Croydon13013 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:42 am

Tony.Williams wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 am
Weren't we promised better weather if we left the EU? :???:
Ah, but we haven't left yet...
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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Matt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:28 pm

Tony.Williams wrote:
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:13 am
Weren't we promised better weather if we left the EU? :???:
Many Brexit promises were certainly a lot of hot air

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Tony.Williams » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:14 am

40-50mph winds, several degrees below freezing, a heavier snowfall than last time... at least this time we can blame Putin instead of the EU :agg

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by chaggle » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:12 pm

I live within a mile or two of all the big supermarkets.

The shelves have been half empty for two weeks now - I mean bread, potatoes, milk, loo roll - stuff like that.

Is it simply that our supply chains are too fragile?
Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Matt » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:00 pm

I guess the supply chains are a little more robust nearer London. The papers were late on the day that 6 inches of snow fell and the bread nearly sold out in Lidl but but everything else was fine and fully restocked the next day.

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Tony.Williams » Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:58 am

chaggle wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:12 pm

Is it simply that our supply chains are too fragile?
Storing stuff is regarded as costing too much so we have got used to "just in time" delivery. Which is great until the delivery is interrupted for any reason. I recall reading that western cities typically contain only about a three-day supply of food.

Just to make matters worse, most prepared foods are frozen or chilled rather than tinned or dried these days, so if the power goes down for any length of time we will start running out of food very quickly.

This subject is one of the "what ifs" which I'd really rather not contemplate.

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Re: Winter advice from a Canadian.

Post by Ketchup » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:15 pm

bindeweede wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:54 pm
Some winter advice for Brits from a Canadian: via Twitter.

1. Layer your clothes, with a wind/waterproof on top, & hat!

2. Don’t drive unless you have to.

3. If you do drive have a candle/blanket/full phone & petrol. (Does he/she mean torch?)

4. Alcohol in moderation as it lowers circulation.

5. Don’t leave the EU!
:roll: :?: Who is this Canadian TWIT that seems to regard 'Brits' as lacking in a general grounding of common sense which, after all, is just what that silly 'advice' list is all about (except for no. 5 - which is debatable).
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