I put Winter Tyres on the car last week (it’s rear wheel drive, I got stuck three times last Winter). There’s a badly shot but concise video explanation of the benefits of switching here. I asked the nice bloke at Kwik Fit how many people he thought would be doing the same as me this … Continue reading TV ad in actual behaviour change shocker
the sun has got his hat on – but snow is on the way
We’re enjoying some unseasonable weather here in the UK, with temperatures that would be impressive for high Summer, let alone mid Autumn. This heatwave has been unexpected and we all know it can’t last – so as a nation we seem determined to make the most of it. Asda is reporting record sales of burgers … Continue reading the sun has got his hat on – but snow is on the way
The weather outside (was) frightful
I’ve perhaps been guilty of overdoing the ‘oh-my-god-its-still-snowing’ posts on the blog recently (the white stuff lasted 4 ½ weeks in the end) and I can’t imagine that anyone outside the snow-bound UK would have found them particularly interesting. But what I have found invaluable as I’ve tried to make the decision in recent weeks … Continue reading The weather outside (was) frightful
Snow need to panic
If nothing else, this country is good at adversity. We know exactly what to do – PANIC! Admittedly, its rather cold and snowy at the moment (snowfall on 20 out of the last 23 days round here and minus 10 last night). But we Brits really know how to make a drama out of a … Continue reading Snow need to panic
We’re not very good at dealing with snow in the UK. We just don’t normally get that much of it to make it worth seriously stockpiling grit, investing in snow chains or 4x4s or otherwise being prepared for inclement weather. It’s snowed for 18 of the last 20 days here and we had another 4 … Continue reading MORE snow?
Thats it. I completely give up on trying to chose suitable outfits or plan any activities according to the time of year and therefore the expected weather conditions. Last Summer it rained pretty much non-stop for five months, ruining two pairs of shoes and making all seasonal events decidedly soggy affairs. Then Spring temporarily showed … Continue reading snow joke
the weather is springing another one on us
I know everyone thinks we Brits are obsessed with the weather, but we do have good reason. First there was last Summer's wash out, when an umbrella and wellies became essential fashion accessories. Then last weekend Spring arrived. On the 9th of February to be exact (the middle of our winter for you Antipodeans). It was about … Continue reading the weather is springing another one on us
snowy weather / online behavior correlation?
I had a wardrobe clear-out recently and stuck some clothes up on ebay. The auction ended this Friday. When the buyer details came through, I was surprised to see that three out of the five buyers came from Wales. And then I thought about the really snowy weather they've been having. So my hypothesis is that … Continue reading snowy weather / online behavior correlation?