The week that was cold

 

Purchases made (week beginning November 30th)

one weatherproof pram cover

three pairs of fleece inner soles

one pair of long underwear (mens)

one thermal top (mens)

four pairs of wool socks

one earflap hat

one bottle of anti-freeze windscreen spray

one bottle of anti-freeze lock spray

one aluminium windshield

one ice scraping tool

one pair toddler snow boots (second hand)

one toddler snow suit (second hand)

one raincoat (second hand)

one pair of mittens

four balls of knitting wool

 

Still on wishlist:

thermal underwear (womens)

toboggan

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5 Responses to “The week that was cold”


  1. 1 kerentravels December 7, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Lovely snow pictures! Shame how inconvenient it can be, but you seem to have employed all the right coping mechanisms. Miss you lots xxx

  2. 2 Mirjam December 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

    Hi Alison,

    oh you are sooooo right!!!! It was sooooo cold!!!! Even Andreas who seems to be used to cold temperatures was freezing! I think two more cold nights and my car would have collapsed (and me too…)! And this is the beginning of winter! I hope that it won’t be so long and so cold this time… Despite the cold temperatures, did you enjoy the first snow? When the sun is shining and you can sit in the warm kitchen with a cup of tea or hot chocolate it is really wonderful. But leaving the house at seven o’ clock in the morning and the first thing you have to do is put away all the snow so that you can reach the car is disgusting! I would prefer to have a long holiday during winter time (maybe till march…). Did it also start to rail in Leipzig? On monday all the streets here became oceans and despite great winter boots my feet became completely wet. Nevertheless, I hope you all are having a good time!
    Mirjam

    • 3 mavisandfrank December 8, 2010 at 10:57 pm

      Yes, I definitely enjoyed it! But I had to learn a few lessons first 🙂 We haven’t had rain, just snow up until today when we had a few wet spots, but it’s snowing again now so it’s back to being crunchy instead of slippery. I’ve heard so many rumours that this winter will be even worse than the last. I wonder what we’re in for!

  3. 4 Chris December 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    It´s good to be prepared, but some things are just…argh! Came out of Uni today, tried to go over to the tram stop, slipped and fell because of what we call “Blitzeis” as in “Lightning ice”. It´s so called because of the fastness of its genesis. sometimes fog, in our case drops of rain covered the ground and instantly froze because ground is still colder than the air. Result is a total collapse of all traffic, even walking. It´s like in an ice rink without skates. Not too bad now, just started snowing again so it adds traction 🙂

    • 5 mavisandfrank December 8, 2010 at 10:59 pm

      I’m waiting for the day when I slip and fall in front of hundreds of people, or a car or a train. At least the pram gives you something to hold on to? You guys are crazy if you’re still going this weekend 🙂


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