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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

That's Snow Joke

"Ok, so we've skiied to the top of this big mountain. Now you want me to dig a hole and sleep in it........?"

18 Comments:

Blogger granny p said...

Answer? Yes... But gee, what a life.

6:54 pm  
Blogger PI said...

That's something I have always wanted to do. alas...

7:31 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

I hear the snow is really warm.

8:26 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

I mean, to sleep in, once you've dug a hole...

... which is sort of what I'm doing now...

8:27 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

Been there, done that... Brrr

9:17 pm  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

I slept in a front garden in the snow once but I was drunk n 17 at the time so it doesn't really count I suppose. (An old lady woke me up at 6 am - it was her garden - n invited me in n cooked me breakfast. Did anyone cook you breakfast?)

9:38 pm  
Blogger Theblonde said...

Sod that for a game of soldiers..

10:42 pm  
Blogger SL said...

I've often wondered...can you light a fire in an igloo?

Anyway...

11:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank god I joined the RAF. Was on exercise at a Norgie airbase in Norway once and went to the mess tent for dinner, saw a mate from training who was with a helicopter sqn up in the mountains. I asked him where he was staying and he replied it's bloody fantastic, living in a snow hole. What a plank I thought, he asked me where I was staying, I showed him the log cabin with underfloor heating. I felt rather smug for a day or so after seeing his crestfallen face. The words fire and urinated on come to mind.

12:01 am  
Blogger The Blind-Winger Jones said...

Served in the forces meself of course...Western Front 1914-16, not as an actual soldier mind. Being completely blind and a demon footballer to boot, I was spared combat and instead acted as regimental totem for the Pennine Pals Lost Cause Battallion. Lost my life by tripping up after some as yet undiscovered wag tied me bootlaces together !

4:40 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

GrannyP - definitely.

PI - It's never too late - although you might want to get someone else to dig it for you.

Katy - not the snow itself - that would be silly ;)

Katy - and you do need quite a large hole to sleep in.

The Boy - nice one - enjoy it?

Four Dinners - unfortunately not.

The Blonde - don't know what you are missing!

SL - we'll get to that in a minute.

Anon - missed out on Norway - always fancied a bit at the ice breaking drills.

Blind Winger - how unfortunate.

6:18 am  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis said...

Look, you can't expect room service and a fucking sauna and massage for 30 quid.

TOTALLY envious of your skiing trip. I mean, I've been this year, but I wanted to go again. I don't have to be reasonable. Anyway, I've done the snowhole thing too and it's fine as long as you sleep on a raised shelf. Uh, expect you knew that, being a professional soldier.

Shutting up now.

11:18 am  
Blogger greavsie said...

Did you sleep with your skis on?

12:43 pm  
Blogger Growing Up said...

I take it you couldn't tell them to piss off after just paying £30.

12:47 pm  
Blogger The Boy said...

Absolutely, in my wayward youth liked nothing better than putting on a pair of boots or skis and heading off with naught on my back. Did the iglo thing to (but won't spoil SL's surprise...)

Now am married and not allowed, though the boys are getting old enough to join the scouts! Hurrah!

2:27 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Crisis - please don't take my flippancy at face value. I know I was very lucky to have gone and enjoyed every minute. I've been lucky enough to go back again since.

Greavise - yup - they gave us special T shaped sleeping bags.

Growing Up - no and wouldn't wanted to have either.

TheBoy - it's good fun isn't it. I'd liked to have got into it more but I got married too.

6:05 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

digging the hole musta been nice and easy though.... after all that practice with trenches.

7:15 pm  
Blogger crisiswhatcrisis said...

If there's one thing I never take at face value, it's flippancy.

Or lawyers. That too. Oh, and estage agents.

2:51 pm  

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