Last year's deep freeze left everybody cold. Prolonged snow and frost left people cold, roads dangerous and everything just a little bit on edge.
Hospitals saw massive numbers of people in accident and emergency for slips and falls in the ice and snow. Children played in the snow blissfully unaware of the consequences for business and the economy and everyone donned hats and gloves as Arctic conditions lasted for up to eight weeks in some locations through out the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Lack of preparation is what undone most people. How could people expect the weather we had? When it snowed in 2009 it was called a freak occurrence and then the snow in 2010 was another similar event, even more colder and prolonged than the previous year. If it snows in 2011 it is surely an indication of a trend, colder winters through out the British Isles.
Thanks to the experience of the last two winters people will be prepared. Buying snow gear online could not be easier.
TK Maxx have 240 retail units up and down the UK and Ireland and stock nearly everything you need. From scarves, hats and gloves to more technical pieces of equipment like "yak trakx" that allow you to walk in ice and snow without slipping. You can buy either in person in store or online and prices are sure to be the best around.
Simplypiste.com is another great snow gear and ski wear retailers. You can pick up clothing and equipment for your ski holidays or to brave the snow at home.
Wrap up warm and stay safe this winter!