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As the UK  battles its way through the longest cold snap since 1981 shoppers swarmed their local supermarkets in an effort to stock up on food supplies.

Equipped with the knowledge that ‘the worst was yet to come’ manic scenes, some of which I was witness to took place at supermarkets throughout London.

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Clutching my to-do list I embarked on my familiar stroll towards my local Sainsburys. Dashing through the aisles shoppers grabbed tinned goods by the dozen, while many, settling for what they could – chose from what was left on the bare shelves.

Forecasters accurately predicted snowfall of up to 40cm. If there was ever a time to bulk buy it was now.

According to Wednesdays Metro:

  • Asda saw a 100 per cent rise in sales of thermal underwear and a 129 per cent leap in the purchase of vacuüm flasks
  • Tescos soup sales  increased by 80 per cent
  • In Essex, Budgens said shop takings were triple the normal
  • Salt, cat litter and soups were among the most popular purchases
  • While Halfords said it had seen sales of snow chains and sleeping bags also rise.

Forecasters predict the  cold snap will continue  for the  next two weeks.


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A week from today all evidence of my size ten wardrobe shall be binned.

Unless, of course I should toss them into the “one day, I shall fit into them box.” Oh wait…It’s full.

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Yes, Christmas is truly the time for complete overindulgence. On my part anyway. What I find worse is the period after, in which mountains of sweets, biscuits, chocolate and crisps lie lonely in every corner of your house.

It becomes an obstacle course of confectionary avoidance. However, it is probably the only time of year that this type of scoffing is accepted. Hell it’s actually celebrated. Breakfast becomes a selection box. Temptation lingers, and eventually chocolate wrappers take over your life.

And, just as you pledge your ‘three meal a day deal‘ with yourself, you crack. Guilt embeds itself on your brain. Tomorrow is built on promises.

But you can’t go for a walk, it’s the ‘cold snap‘ don’t you know?

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