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Day 61/365: Snow day + Friday's Unscientific Poll [20180302|21:08]
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The cut in snow
The canal, partially iced over, and the pub, viewed from beneath a bridge.

We had a snow day today. Humuhumu's school was shut, the roads are an ice rink and Keiki has a fever anyway, so it made sense to stay home. Around 4 PM, however, we were all getting a bit restless so we decided to tog up and venture down the towpath to the one destination within easy walking distance: the pub. Drinks, snacks, friendly neighbours' doggies, and the roaring open fire were enjoyed by all.

The cut, viewed from the bridge
The canal viewed from on top of the bridge.

Inside the pub
Humuhumu, bloke and Keiki enjoy hot chocolate, beer and lime & soda respectively.

Inside the pub as well
Keiki, me and Humuhumu. Keiki is about to chew on his slice of lime, which he enjoys. I am telling him to look at the camera, which I'm not doing myself. Humuhumu is pointing at the ceiling, for reasons unknown.

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Humuhumu, Keiki and me standing on the towpath.

Poll #2078951 Empty glasses

When I'm at the pub and I finish my drink, I

Take my empty glass with me when I go to the counter to order
9(90.0%)
Leave my empty glass on the table
1(10.0%)

If I'm with a group and it's my round, I

Take their empty glasses with me
4(40.0%)
Leave their empty glasses on the table
6(60.0%)
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Comments:
[User Picture]From: ravenfeather
2018-03-03 01:49 (UTC)
Love the snow pictures!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-05 17:49 (UTC)
Thanks! We enjoyed the snow while it was here, but are not unduly saddened that it is now gone.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-03-03 03:35 (UTC)
I always take my own glass, but if you're ordering for several people, it's not likely that everyone's glass will be uniformly empty when you go up to place the order, so I just leave people to finish their drink and sort out their glass in their own time.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-05 17:50 (UTC)
Yes, this is what I do too, unless we're, say, outside and it's a really long trek back inside to the bar. Then I'll take whatever other empties are available with me. Or at least as many as I know I can carry without dropping anything.
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[User Picture]From: meathiel
2018-03-03 11:38 (UTC)
So weird to see so much snow in the UK ...
Is it gone by now or do you still have any?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-03-05 17:52 (UTC)
It is unusual in the Midlands. We have had significant snowfall twice this winter. The last time we had had anywhere near this much was in early 2013.

It's nearly all gone now - it's been raining since midday on Sunday and that's got rid of all but the deepest drifts.
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