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JoyBoroAngel Report 19 Jan 2013 15:39

A government warning said
anyone travelling in icy conditions should take a shovel, blankets, sleeping bag,
extra clothing (including a scarf, hat & gloves),
24 hours supply of food & drink, de-icer, rock salt, torch (with spare batteries),
safety triangle, tow rope, petrol can, 1st aid kit & jump leads..........

I looked a right twit on the bus this morning!! :-D


Wend Report 19 Jan 2013 15:40



maggiewinchester Report 19 Jan 2013 15:48


Amazing how they worry about car drivers but s*d the pedestrians, and/or non-drivers.

Almost every car driver is a pedestrian when they get out of their car. Pavements and local roads aren't gritted, so buses don't run - yet they make sure the park & ride keeps going.

It's my bloody council tax that pays for gritting the roads and subsidising the P & R, but as I don't drive, and live (and work) locally I can go to hell.
I certainly can't go to work, as the pavements are ice tracks and the local buses aren't running, :-| :-| :-P


JoyBoroAngel Report 19 Jan 2013 15:56

i do think the sub roads should also be grited and the paths
the weathers reaaly bad here

mind we did enjoy our morning out sledging :-D :-D


JustJohn Report 19 Jan 2013 16:22

:-D :-D :-D That is the first time today that I have really laughed. Brilliant OP.

Wish I could stay in till teh only thing we need is sunblock and anti glare sunglasses :-(


JoyBoroAngel Report 19 Jan 2013 16:49

i have just cleared the paths for the eigth time this week
and more to come tomorrow

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 19 Jan 2013 17:19

Joy, hope you've got a big enough rucksack to carry all that!!!

As we walk along our dangerously icy pavements, in residential areas particularly, how often do we pass houses with nice clear paths and driveways, the householder having been out and cleared them?
How strange they didn't go just an extra couple of yards more and clear a bit of pavement :-|

Having lived in other parts of Europe, where snow is the norm each winter, it is also the norm for folk to clear some of the pavement in front of their property, thereby being kind to all pedestrians :-D :-D


jax Report 19 Jan 2013 17:32


My OH has been a delivery driver on and off for the last few years and this is the first time he has been told to pack extra clothes tooth brush ect aswell as having to carry a couple of bags of salt in the van.

The last job he had he was going to houses down country lanes and yes he got stuck a few times....but this one he only has to go to shopping centres and retail parks..cannot see him neading all this extra stuff for that.

There are no deliveries today for this company so he has had to go to the warehouse to do gritting and snow plow duties instead......we only have a light dusting of snow here, what a waste of time...but at least he does'nt loose a days pay


Joeva Report 19 Jan 2013 18:00

Good one JBA :-D Made me laugh out loud, so much so that I re-posted it to family on F/B.

My cousin's wife posted back ' Information gone mad !' followed by 'just asking but why did you have the need to travel' :-D

Gave me a laugh all over again ! :-D



Bobtanian Report 19 Jan 2013 18:31

if you clear a pavement and someone slips and does themselves a mischief I believe the victim can sue you,probably for not doing it properly..........
if you slip on virgin icy stuff, its your own fault..........


maggiewinchester Report 19 Jan 2013 20:30

That's a myth, Bob.


JoyBoroAngel Report 19 Jan 2013 20:55

i always clear my path and put salt down
theres a number of old people live close

and we are on the route to the shop :-D :-D


UzziInSunshine Report 19 Jan 2013 22:36

Joy can ya imagine what I looked like getting on a plane in sunny weather


StrayKitten Report 19 Jan 2013 22:55

haha uzzi i bet you got a shock, x


maggiewinchester Report 20 Jan 2013 02:41

Me and my 3 siblings are (hopefully) going to Portugal at the end of the month.
Sister and I are travelling by train. I bought myself a lightweight jacket with a removable fleece just for the journey :-)