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3 minutes ago, Glaswegianblizzard said:

Struggling to understand  folk moaning at supermarket workers over lack of bread & milk... unless they think the staff have snaffled it all it should be pretty clear why there’s none...

Also I don’t get what they are bothered about? There is UHT milk in the other aisles and you can get other things instead of bread such as part baked rolls, toast pockets etc it’s just about being creative. It’s amazing, there was no milk in the local Morrison’s, yet the UHT milk hadn’t been touched. I was delighted at the snobbery :rofl:

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This will get lost amid the avalanche of posts....scuse the pun. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN 7 AND A BIT YEARS I HAVE A MEASURABLE SNOWFALL!  Only a cm mind but a landmar

Let's just start with the money shot - both the ECM and the GFS agree that, as of Wednesday 12pm, the upper air temperatures will be sitting at -14/-15C over most of Scotland, the wind will be pretty

We had a bit of a struggle to get to the hospital this morning, the bus was 20 mins late and the taxi got fed up waiting and had gone. But we got there and hubby had the op, it's not cancer it's just

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I have an entire loaf just out the freezer and 7ltrs of long life milk plus two tubs of marvel dried milk. £10 for a cuppa and toast at my house all welcome. :rofl:

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12 minutes ago, WhiteXmas said:

Also I don’t get what they are bothered about? There is UHT milk in the other aisles and you can get other things instead of bread such as part baked rolls, toast pockets etc it’s just about being creative. It’s amazing, there was no milk in the local Morrison’s, yet the UHT milk hadn’t been touched. I was delighted at the snobbery :rofl:

Lol. I'll double the snobbery by quoting (actually misquoting) Marie Antoinette: 'let them eat cake', although my response is to bake the bloody bread - there's been no shortage of strong flour. Make it with wholemeal flour and you get real bread rather than the miserable pap that turns to paste in your mouth and bungs up your small intestine (links to increased incidence of bowel cancer) that's sold as bread in plastic bags in supermarkets. And what's a freezer for if it isn't for stashing some bread and milk in for times like this, fer fuks sake??!?

On another rant, the radar has shown light snow here again this morning but the ground is still bone dry and nothing falls from the sky (and another rant, apart from idiotic brexit voters who think imposing economic sanctions on your own country in a good idea) so the lesson is, for here, it WILL NOT SNOW ON AN EASTERLY EVEN IF THE RADAR SAYS IT IS.

And breathe.

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6 minutes ago, Benvironment said:

This was our taxi yesterday to get down to the shop :)

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Our local shop had no delivery till Friday but the milk was gone in a flash. Luckily I make my own bread so we had some frozen. Our roads were impassable and are still only one lane so I decided on staying put as my low profile tyres dislike the snow and anyhow I still have to tackle the huge drifts in front of my garage ! 

 

Oh and its snowing big big fat flakes !!

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Not wishing to appear too sanctomonius( correct spelling?) but ordered 10 loaves for freezer 10 days ago. based on the forecasts on here along with an oil top up for the Rayburn   Mrs Northernlights was grumbling about there being no space left in the freezer!!! but even she bought in extra tins of soup at the time.

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Leaden sky, still dinging doon graupel, temp -1C, no wind to speak of. The tyre tracks from yesterday are filling up.

Doggie's exercise this morning comprised chasing snowballs in the garden.

Just noticed, I've had no mail delivered since last Wednesday.:shok:

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4 minutes ago, pdiddy said:

Radar suggests the heaviest precipitation (not sure it will all be snow) misses Edinburgh to the East. 

wonder if that line by newcastle makes it this far ?

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7 minutes ago, Big Innes Madori said:

Rural communities like our villages, may only have one wee shop to serve 1500 / 2000 or so people including the farmers and folks with wee properties outlying. There are many Old folks and families with young children and bread and milk can be a big part of their essentials.

On Friday my son in-law and I along with three other guys trudged for 3.5 hrs through mostly waist deep sometimes head high snaw to get to the chemists in Oakley to collect prescriptions for Mrs Big Innes and many others in the villagers and also to see if there was, yes bread and milk but it was all sold out by that time. Older folks may only survive on tea and toast and need to have hot drinks in these colder spells!

Sorry Stormeh, that's my rant over.

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Good point mate, it just annoys me how some folk don’t think of why there is no bread or milk. 

Well done getting to the chemists to get the prescriptions. I work for a  medical supply company who supply the whole of Scotland and we have been struggling to make deliveries to many pharmacies and health centres the last few days. We have a big backlog of orders sitting since Wednesday such as insulin and cancer treatment. The Met Office did a good job with the early warnings and many pharmacies did order extra supplies last Monday and Tuesday before the snow hit so hopefully most people got by the last few days. I hope things will turn back to  normal soon.

I love the snow but i just wish there was some way we could keep the roads clear to get the medicine to the pharmacies, health centres and get people to hospital without problems etc :) 

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13 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Lol. I'll double the snobbery by quoting (actually misquoting) Marie Antoinette: 'let them eat cake', although my response is to bake the bloody bread - there's been no shortage of strong flour. Make it with wholemeal flour and you get real bread rather than the miserable pap that turns to paste in your mouth and bungs up your small intestine (links to increased incidence of bowel cancer) that's sold as bread in plastic bags in supermarkets. And what's a freezer for if it isn't for stashing some bread and milk in for times like this, fer fuks sake??!?

On another rant, the radar has shown light snow here again this morning but the ground is still bone dry and nothing falls from the sky (and another rant, apart from idiotic brexit voters who think imposing economic sanctions on your own country in a good idea) so the lesson is, for here, it WILL NOT SNOW ON AN EASTERLY EVEN IF THE RADAR SAYS IT IS.

And breathe.

Hear, hear - bake some bread, us humans have been doing it for a few years I think, bake some for a neighbour, friends, your auntie Beanie - eat scones, oatcakes, etc, do you really need 'plain' bread?  ADAPT I'm not happy, in fact I'm quite sad!!!!  Sorry folks just a bit weary of the moaning.  I'll get back in my box now.

 

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9 minutes ago, snawbaw said:

Hear, hear - bake some bread, us humans have been doing it for a few years I think, bake some for a neighbour, friends, your auntie Beanie - eat scones, oatcakes, etc, do you really need 'plain' bread?  ADAPT I'm not happy, in fact I'm quite sad!!!!  Sorry folks just a bit weary of the moaning.  I'll get back in my box now.

 

Hoi, I didn't say anything about being unhappy or sad - what's this Netweather changing my words. I said ADAPT!!! for folks sake:closedeyes:

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interesting looking radar.  Just about to take the dog out, so will survey the position near Diddy Towers.  On the bread and milk front, no bread and not much milk (full fat stuff and no skimmed/UHT at the local Morrisons.  The "Beast from the Yeast", apparently...

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Well I am feeling left out, I have been waiting all week for the "heavy snow weather warning" beast from east, what do I get up here in Orkney, one inch of level snow,and that's melting quickly, why that needs a weather warning I don't know.

I am enjoying the pictures though so keep them coming, I'm very jealous.

 

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10 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

I work for a supermarket and for a small but significant minority of our customers EVERYTHING is the fault of the staff. You have no idea what folk can be like. Almost always older people, majority female and almost exclusively well off. Most folk are cool about it all though and just laugh it off if we're out of stock of something but some lose the plot completely. I've worked in retail for many years and it is not for the faint hearted. 

People that do it are saints, I’ve got no patience at all, I’d tell them to [email protected]@k off :girl_devil::rofl:

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12 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

I work for a supermarket and for a small but significant minority of our customers EVERYTHING is the fault of the staff. You have no idea what folk can be like. Almost always older people, majority female and almost exclusively well off. Most folk are cool about it all though and just laugh it off if we're out of stock of something but some lose the plot completely. I've worked in retail for many years and it is not for the faint hearted. 

I worked in a supermarket for a good few years and your description of the 'problem' customers is spot on - even going back over 20yrs! Don't miss it at all. I can only imagine it's even worse these days with the increasing sense of entitlement, selfishness and me, me, me with the average punter! Fair play to you sir:)

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