What comes after Winter?

Anyone else getting Deja Vu?  The weather was similar this time last year and the chaos the same. The world keeps turning and life must go on.

Winters come and go, to return again… just as the summers do. So why are so many people surprised or shocked when it happens again?

So whilst it looks bleak for the councils gritting roads and people who need to go to work, kids are out having fun in the snow and so are some of the adults. Driving isn’t safe, so staying in the warmth sounds like a good idea, extending the Christmas holidays.  With a cup of hot chocolate and snuggling up to watch TV / DVD’s, read a good book or just spend more time on the internet and facebook.

Enjoy the weather and time off, as it will be time to go back out soon enough and spring will be around the corner.  If it wasn’t for the cold, how would we know to enjoy the sun?

Bobby 🙂

Taxing time for the Councils this Winter

The council’s running out of grit and it’s not the first time. The 2009 grit supplies issue from the Local Government website would be lessons to learn from wouldn’t they?  Here is the 2010 briefing on what is happening. 

As long as your council tax money is going to cover wages and meetings but NOT towards rubbish collections and icy roads, at least you know it’s being well spent.

Did you know it might be possible not to have to pay Council Tax? Yes it’s true, if you want to look into it go to www.nocounciltax.com

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Latest on Council Grit Supplies

West Berkshire council confirmed that it had received an emergency delivery of salt from neighbouring Hampshire hours before it ran out. But it still only had supplies for two or three days. Harrow council, in north London, said it could run out by the end of the week if severe weather continued.

Durham County Council has halted gritting of minor roads because of “uncertainty” over salt supplies.

“It is important that everyone understands we are managing very difficult ongoing winter conditions with restricted supplies.”

GRIT supplies in Kirklees could run out today, as more bad weather is forecast for the rest of the week.

Harrow council in north-west London described the grit supply situation as “pretty outrageous”.

Many councils in Scotland have said they are running low on salt and grit, which has prevented them from treating the icy roads in the longest winter freeze for two decades.

All I want for Christmas is…

…to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Thank you for your friendship and support over the last year and it was great catching up with all my old friends and the new ones too. I look forward to many more happy moments in 2010 and wish you all the same.

Sending love to you, your families and loved ones.

Have fun! And a Wonderful Christmas & Brilliant New Year,
Bobby


Snowcraft – a great holiday game… let the snowball fights begin…
(can’t see the game) – click here to go to my blog to play

Controls: Use your mouse to click on your snow buddies and then drag them around to avoid being hit.

Click on them and release the button to throw the snowball. The meter above them shows the power. Easy!

The world keeps turning and life must go on…

…in this winter wonderland! SNOW – Fun for the kids, no fun for the adults.

Some see snow and it brings out the inner child of wanting to go out and stomp in it, have snowball fights, go sledging and make snowmen. Others see it as a problem, difficulty getting to work, snow to clear, getting wet and dangerous roads and travel.

Snow like everything else in life is neither good or bad, just your perspective and feelings on it make it whatever it is in relation to you.

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I got back from london sunday night and missed the worst of the weather:
http://bobby-gill.blogspot.com/2009/02/what-weekend-let-it-snow.html

Amazing how it snows and today the country comes to a standstill. People snowed in, not going to work, hoping things are cancelled. Londoners should come up north sometime as we get weather similar to this a lot more often. Saw the news reports on the news channel for 10 minutes and there will be people watching it all day… better than eastenders hey, sensationalism to keep you glued and watching the box. Must make the World News I’m sure, poor UK has snow! Aww…
And how the rest of the world copes with snow:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/4434232/Snow-Britain-How-other-cities-cope.html

Facebook has about 3 times as many people online chat today, compared to the usual I see… it’s almost like school being cancelled when you were a kid and you could stay home and play out in the snow. Now replaced with online, surf and socialise. Are we getting old!?

Had a property event tuesday evening and people ringing up to find out if it is cancelled. We just need to get on with it. Hope the main speaker turns up and the majority of people booked on… else will have to come up with something fun and educational. http://www.northernpropertynetwork.co.uk/
(Update: Due to extreme weather warnings the event has been postponed for 2 weeks and it now looks to be clearing! http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/yh/yh_forecast_warnings.html
Yorkshire: Very Heavy Snowfall, Severe Blizzards & Severe Drifting Snow. Disruption to power supplies and transport is expected with a danger to life. )

It’s only winter and a few little flakes of snow! Either we can choose to stay in and have a rest or get on with things and not let it bother us and make things happen. Winter is here but it’s not going to last forever. The cold will kill a lot of the germs and viruses going round as well, so it’s a good thing. I’m tempted to sleep it off but have things to do that won’t wait for the weather.

So whether it is the weather or the economical winter you’re concerned about, remember it will be over soon and you can still get on with your daily life if you want. Just another important season in the story of your life. Gold stars to everyone that made it to wherever they were going today regardless! ☆

OK, I got to do some work… just thought I’d say hi to you all! It’s nice being self employed and able to work from home.

I kept telling people to take it steady in winter and hibernate… wouldn’t have to worry about snow then, just being wrapped up nice and warm.

Looking forward to Summer, Bobby ☺

P.S. Don’t you think Boris is just great! Mass skive sounds about right. Not politically correct but a stick is a stick…

BBC NEWS | UK | Boris: No excuse for ‘mass skive’

Source: news.bbc.co.uk
Source: news.bbc.co.uk