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dodgy geezer

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #125 on: December 29, 2009, 07:50:08 pm »

from someone who was brought up with imperial and metric systems, metric wins out every time.  dont knock it until you try it ;)  :}

Tried it once; didn't like it....
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #126 on: December 29, 2009, 08:49:29 pm »

Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #127 on: December 29, 2009, 08:55:29 pm »

Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Barry M
Just as well you're not a softy southerner then.  O0
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #128 on: December 29, 2009, 09:41:44 pm »

Snow's all gone here, and we are awaiting the next delivery.

The only bit left is the remains of next door's snowman. 

That lasted a bit longer because they turned it into a snow-woman.

They gave it bigger hips.
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #129 on: December 29, 2009, 10:34:31 pm »

from someone who was brought up with imperial and metric systems, metric wins out every time.  dont knock it until you try it ;)  :}
I,ll second that, I was born into an imperial world,1950,s but give me the metric system anytime,but here in UK we,ve got to put up with half & half, Litres of fuel, lbs & kgs in the supermarkets a metric ,but imperial in distance i.e. miles, yds, ins,..its nuts,


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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #130 on: December 29, 2009, 10:39:02 pm »

Kilometers instead of Miles NEVER... <*< <*<
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« Reply #131 on: December 29, 2009, 10:55:45 pm »

Getting back to snowing.  If you don't remember the winter of 1947 then you haven't seen snow in the UK.  I was at school in Barnard Castle and I remember the roads being dug out of 6'+ drifts with passing places but not many cars in those days :-)).  But we certainly enjoyed it :-) - happy days.

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #132 on: December 29, 2009, 11:18:39 pm »

Now snowing heavily here  in Peterborough. I hope it's enough to keep me off work tomorrow.  :-)
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« Reply #133 on: December 29, 2009, 11:56:52 pm »

Just as well you're not a softy southerner then.  O0

Very true, Dicky. Softy Southeners would have rolled over and expired 10 days ago.  ;)

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #134 on: December 30, 2009, 01:37:41 am »

Well it snowed here in Airdrie back on the 21st or something, and it's still lying. We've got about 8" in fits and spurts over the week. We had a few days where the temp poked its head above 0C, but it's well below freezing now (and forecast for -6C over the next couple of nights). Thing is, I've heard that the local council (North Lanarkshire) haven't spent any money on grit. They ran out of cash. That might explain why the grit trucks are sometimes seen but not spreading anything. (Presumably so they can say "the trucks are out" without lying about it). Will I get a rebate on the Council Tax? Nah ... don't think so.

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #135 on: December 30, 2009, 07:53:41 am »


Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Barry M


 {-) {-) {-) {-) about the metric/imperial. not about the snow. its great for the first few days but the novelty soon wears off.
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« Reply #136 on: December 30, 2009, 12:11:11 pm »

Not long to go till Monday when it will snow in Hertfordshire just as we are all going to work.
Our lake is still frozen over from the last lot. No boating this weekend. Cant go on the next 3 in Jan either party, working, wifes brithday and so on. Why Me!!
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #137 on: December 30, 2009, 03:31:55 pm »


Here's South Wales.    ok2

Thought I might stay in and catch up with some 'Boaty' reading.  Plan my next model and all that.   %)

Happy new year to everyone.

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« Reply #138 on: December 30, 2009, 04:12:51 pm »

Happy new year Ken, not going skiing then ?  {:-{
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #139 on: December 30, 2009, 04:16:31 pm »



Me !  go out in that.  ok2  :}


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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #140 on: December 30, 2009, 04:32:51 pm »

Snow's all gone here, and we are awaiting the next delivery.

The only bit left is the remains of next door's snowman. 

That lasted a bit longer because they turned it into a snow-woman.

They gave it bigger hips.

Heard a brilliant practical joke the other day

Wait untill the Snowman has almost completely gone & leave a suicide note on the remains {-) {-)

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #141 on: January 03, 2010, 07:26:15 pm »

Teesdale, Cumbria
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #142 on: January 03, 2010, 07:36:00 pm »

And another one.
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« Reply #143 on: January 03, 2010, 07:36:44 pm »

 {:-{ {:-{ where's the pic dicky
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« Reply #144 on: January 03, 2010, 07:37:39 pm »

Not quite quick enough John  <*< <*<
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« Reply #145 on: January 03, 2010, 07:44:26 pm »

 :-)) :-)

here are a couple of pics I have taken of my back garden....snow still falling

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #146 on: January 03, 2010, 07:48:25 pm »

Meg skiing to work tomorrow then while you stay in drinking tea. >>:-(
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« Reply #147 on: January 03, 2010, 07:49:34 pm »

tell you what my Meg was a great help down at the lake today.....I skied while she was drinking tea  :} :} :} %) %% %%
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #148 on: January 03, 2010, 08:03:54 pm »

. Thing is, I've heard that the local council (North Lanarkshire) haven't spent any money on grit. They ran out of cash. That might explain why the grit trucks are sometimes seen but not spreading anything. (Presumably so they can say "the trucks are out" without lying about it). Will I get a rebate on the Council Tax? Nah ... don't think so.


You can't blame the council. They have to spend their money as advised by the Met Office. Up till the end of November the Met Office was forecasting a warm mild winter, and that 2010 will be the warmest year on record.  The council can't buy grit if that's the forecast - they would be accused of wasting your money.

You'll probably find they've bought lots of suncream and bottled water for handing out to collapsing sunbathers. 
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« Reply #149 on: January 03, 2010, 11:13:08 pm »

Ok, I shan't blame the council.

Not even for me skidding, slipping and sliding the 90 miles to Edinburgh and back tonight. (Car temperature gauge said -9C at Harthill!)  :o - and that was at 8pm.

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