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[Poll #1651167]

Ha, well my poll answer was wrong and so was the forecast because it's snowing again now. Woohoo!

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lougarry.livejournal.com
Snowing on and off at the moment. Had about half inch over night but more supposed to be on the way (crosses fingers)
It's trying to snow right now

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
The forecast is threatening sleet here! It had better bloody not, but the temperature has risen again since the weekend and the ice on the river has melted. We had a couple of inches on Saturday and a metric fucktonne on Sunday, a bit last night and more forecast for tonight. I absolutely ♥ it!

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Date: 2010-11-30 11:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lougarry.livejournal.com
It seems to be thawing at work, but then it's the city centre and they threw a load of salt out yesterday. Still a fair covering on our driveway but I want more damn it!

It was -9 on Sunday, but warmed up since, we're currently about -0C

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
-6 on Sunday here, it was gorgeous - bright and crisp and lovely.

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Date: 2010-11-30 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ramtops.livejournal.com
I have a big hole in my roof, and a wood burning stove waiting to be installed. Impeccable timing really, as now I *need* the bloody stove, the roofers can't get up on the roof because of the weather.

::cries

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:54 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Currently watching/listening to VH1, with non-stop Christmas songs on.

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Date: 2010-11-30 11:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] strangelover.livejournal.com
It's about 20C here right now, so the chance of snow is pretty damn low. I'm vicariously living via my snow-loving friends instead.

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Date: 2010-11-30 12:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tvor.livejournal.com
We had a little snow a few weeks back and only the occasional flake since. Last winter we didn't get a lot but we never know from one to the next. It's Canada. There *will* be snow. I'm lucky to live on the coast so we do get less than other parts of the country, often it turns to rain or rains away within a few days. I do find it interesting to see reactions of people who experience snow when it's not a common thing. Mind you, our first snowfall brings out the worst drivers, those that seem to forget how to drive in it and wait until after the first fall of it to get their winter tires on the car. There's no need of it here when you know snow and ice will fall.

I love to get my Christmas decorations up by the start of December or the first weekend thereafter so that will be my chore this weekend. I do also like a lot of Christmas music, even the carols like Joy to the world. I think my favourites are not carols, however. I love songs like White Christmas, etc.

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Date: 2010-11-30 01:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prosperine.livejournal.com
we have a tiny smattering of snow enough to cover your toes but no enough to hold up the trains. I am on my notice period and so would like a LOT more please.

We are getting our tree next weekend as I don't want it to shed too much before ny. But I suspect I will make the wreaths on Friday as I have a day off. I tend to be fairly minimal and green with my decorations

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Date: 2010-11-30 01:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ideealisme.livejournal.com
::has a sneaky liking for some old Chris de Burgh songs::

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
You're not the only one.

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I'll totally put my hand up to liking a few myself, but not that one!

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkady.livejournal.com
Sorry, I'm rather fond of it myself! It was a close call between that and "Winter's Tale" for my favourite, TBH. :-)

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Date: 2010-11-30 11:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ideealisme.livejournal.com
Oooh that's one of the few Christmas songs I DO like. So much so that I broke it out into 4 voices and recorded myself singing it a cappella on youtube!

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Date: 2010-11-30 01:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clotilde.livejournal.com
I said double figures as the earliest acceptable date, but I prefer to put decorations up on the winter solstice and keep them there until Twelfth Night.

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Damn, I meant to include the solstice as an option. I like that choice.

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Date: 2010-11-30 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] edwards.livejournal.com
Nothing, NOTHING compares to "Jingle Cats - Meowy Christmas".

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Date: 2010-11-30 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mister-jack.livejournal.com
It's okay to put your decorations up in December but, really, it's better to wait. Also there is no acceptable date for decorations on your house excepting, maybe, a wreath on the door.

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Also there is no acceptable date for decorations on your house excepting, maybe, a wreath on the door.

I wholeheartedly agree.

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Date: 2010-11-30 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ditzy-pole.livejournal.com
I absolutely adore snow. For me it isn't Christmas, or even a proper winter if there isn't any snow.

With regards to putting decorations up it all depends on when I get a flight home, as it is traditional for me to dress the tree every year.

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
Until last Christmas I had begun to despair of ever seeing proper snow in this country again! I love it.

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Date: 2010-11-30 04:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheepthief.livejournal.com
Well I'm just in after leaving work early - roads not too bad now, but got stuck on a drift just outside the drive. I think I'll work from home tomorrow.

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Date: 2010-11-30 07:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnomentum.livejournal.com
Earliest acceptable is 20th for the 21st, IMO

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Date: 2010-11-30 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnomentum.livejournal.com
And preferably not until the 24th.

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
K usually talks me into it well before then, but I don't like it and utterly refuse to do it before about the 15th.

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Date: 2010-12-01 08:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnomentum.livejournal.com
Ours never went up before the 24th when I was growing up. The only reason I see for concession is that being a pagan, the 21st is a festival for *me*. I figure if my parents could say no then so can I.

Personally I find the decorations become part of the furniture so quickly - if it's done too early then the magic is gone by christmas.

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Date: 2010-12-01 09:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inbetween-girl.livejournal.com
I put them up on the 18th last year, I remember because it was the first day of the snow, when we went off to Wales to pick up Tia. I must admit, the festive weather is making me want to put up the tree early, but I will be strong. :-)

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Date: 2010-12-01 09:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gnomentum.livejournal.com
Loving your icon. Maybe I *should* be Slytherin.

I'll probably put mine up on the 20th this year as we're away from the 24th through to the 28th.

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Date: 2010-11-30 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siani-hedgehog.livejournal.com
i am slightly horrified that anyone else still retained the sheer horror of i saw mommy kissing santa claus.

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Date: 2010-11-30 08:13 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] vin_petrol
Snow seems to result in a certain amount of survivable chaos. It makes things more interesting, in a lovely mellow way. It's free entertainment for small children. It makes little difference to me in winter - my motorbike was laid up weeks ago - and I usually cycle to the station and get the train. Today, I thought "fsck it" and used broadband, a VPN and SSH connections to work instead. My mobile phone is my work phone, so I can work just as well in my lovely snug office at home. I'm going to show my face in the office tomorrow then work from home again on Thursday.

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Date: 2010-11-30 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puritypersimmon.livejournal.com
I think I would appreciate the snow a lot more if I didn't have a toddler to haul around, often in a buggy laden with shopping (we dont have a car, he's too small to walk all the way to town and back from our house, and I can't wrangle him and the shopping on the bus). Generally, I think it's great to look at, not so great if you have to trudge through it for any distance. On a less Grumpy Old Git note, I am beginning to get quite excited about Xmas :-)

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Date: 2010-11-30 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] blondelass.livejournal.com
I put it's snowing now but it isn't anymore, but it has been tonight because I've just looked out and there's a new covering.

I wouldn't mind snow so much if it wasn't so cold or made getting to and from work a nightmare (2.5 hours this morning)
Edited Date: 2010-11-30 10:59 pm (UTC)

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Date: 2010-12-01 09:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ivory-goddess.livejournal.com
As a couple of others have said, snow is fine so long as you don't have to go anywhere.

I can work from home indefinitely (broadband & work laptop, work phone diverted to home phone), and there's a Tesco a short walk away for supplies, so I'm lucky. Geting to and from work yesterday was surprisingly ok, but at least 2 mainline London stations were closed last night, stranding people. Getting in today after 6"+ of snow yesterday and overnight would be problematic, getting back if it keeps snowing dubious at best...

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