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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 4:42pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    We have snow. Earlier today it was really fine, like dust in a shaft of sunlight, but its just started to come down heavy. The neighbour's shed roof has been covered in just 5 mins.
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 4:43pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    We have had snow too. It is the fine stuff that just melts though! :(
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 4:45pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    I think that's just the start of it - the heavier stuff seems to be following on behind. I think I can see it falling on the coop? Or maybe its just my imagination.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 4:56pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    We had a flurry of tiny dandruff-like stuff for about a minute...:(
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 8:13pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    I went for a walk with my Dad earlier and it started to snow just as we'd reached half way. It stopped after about 5 minutes but the flakes were quite large and settled on the ground.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 1st, 2009 11:25pm (Feb 1st 2009)
     
    No snow for the next week or so here..
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 7:14am (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    We have snow in Buckinghamshire to. The roads are covered and the pavements. Not sure if Chicken Drumstick will get into London to work today as some of the underground stations are actually closed. Doesn't look too bad on the Northern Line though!
    Hope you guys are all ok in other parts of the country.
    :weather_snowing:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 9:12am (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    It snowed here last night and today is a snowday, which means i don't have to go to sixth form! :woohoo:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 12:55pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    I've given myself a day off...
    Jonny, you must think this is hilarious. A few inches of snow and the whole south east of the country grinds to a halt...:\
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 2:25pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    It's snowing at Hencam HQ! ;)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 3:12pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    I'm gonna post pics of snow in a bit, it's brill! :hurray:
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 5:43pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    We have had quite a bit of snow here. I even made Milly and Maisy a snowman!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 5:48pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    Almost all the schools shut today and I doubt if many will open Tuesday either.
    It's the teachers that can't get in, most of the pupis live local as that is the prevalant system.

    Wow, that snow has got really heavy this last half hour.
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 7:22pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    I feel sorry for the kids in my village, who had to go to school even though the primary schools in most surrounding villages were shut in case the snow was bad.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 8:29pm (Feb 2nd 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    One foot of snow!! :hurray: As a result all of Hawthorns had a 2 hour snowball fight! See, sometimes it's good to live in the 'slums,' we have a better sense of community!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd, 2009 9:17pm (Feb 2nd 2009)
     
    CC: :)

    Not really though as you don't get that much snow usually so you don't invest in the ginormous snowplows, salt trucks, etc.

    Its kind of neat after a snow storm as at night all the plows/bull dozers and dump trucks come out and take it all away by morning! Lots of "beep-beep-beep"'s through the night as trucks are going about there duties.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 12:05am (Feb 3rd 2009)
     
    The funniest thing is the underground being closed. Isn't that just about as far away from the snow as you can get?!!!!!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 7:37am (Feb 3rd 2009) edited
     
    I just saw on the news about the snow in London. Yes Kate, what is with the underground ? Looks like a lot of snow, I am glad I am not still driving around lost in the UK !! The small amount of snow I saw in Berlin (1 or 2 inches deep), was enough for me... coupled with the fact that I slipped on some ice while crossing a road, lol.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 3:03pm (Feb 3rd 2009)
     
    It was more a staffing problem in that the drivers couldn't get to work. Also a lot of the lines go overground too(Bakerloo is 'our' one that goes from Amersham into London, and is overground for 20 miles or so).
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 6:02pm (Feb 3rd 2009)
     
    "It's snowing again here in Bucks again! Just as it had started to melt."
    :weather_snowing:
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 3rd, 2009 7:42pm (Feb 3rd 2009)
     
    My lawn is covered in what looks like Slush Puppy (AKA Slushie), without the flavoured, coloured syrup.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2009 3:46pm (Feb 4th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    It's been another nice sunny day today - my friend wanted to get a lift or the bus to campus, but i chose to walk in the sun. Beautiful :sun:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 4th, 2009 7:31pm (Feb 4th 2009) edited
     
    That's a better way to keep mind and body fitter too.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 12:13am (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    We have a forecast of 10-20cm of snow for tomorrow. Good job I've got the day off - they're coming to fit our new garage door!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 1:14am (Feb 5th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    You're getting more snow?! Send us some!!
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 8:16am (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    It's snowing here right now!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 9:32am (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    and it's still hot here with a top temperauture of 43 degrees C expected on Saturday.
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    Some snowy pics from the home counties this morning :D

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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 1:49pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    Wow CD..nice pics! I'm ruminating on whether to proclaim you honourary Canucks!

    Its -23 with a -34 windchill (Wind 20 km/h).
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 2:16pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    Yes, all right Jonny; you've won! :D
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 4:10pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    CW, beautiful pics. I like the snow with fence and trees, and the one with the stream too :heartsabove:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 4:48pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    The stream was my fave; excellent pics!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 7:20pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    Those photos are great. I like the one with the tiny people in the big blue-white landscape. (Though it does look a bit like the sort of CD covers favoured by slightly boring bands..)

    I woke up to find it had snowed (we were promised rain). Threw a couple of snowballs at myself and fell over. Yay!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 7:26pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    Victoria, don't throw them quite so hard next time, or aim for somebody else!
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 7:28pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    I actually missed myself with my first snowball! (I was throwing them up in the air trying to land them on my head.)
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 8:09pm (Feb 5th 2009)
     
    I took today off as they were coming to fit the new garage door (it looks great!) and ended up babysitting Caitlyn for the day too (that could go on so many threads - baby, best thing today, worst thing today!)

    I love your pictures CD. I adore this weather when I don't have to go anywhere, but tomorrow its the drive to the vets. I'm not looking forward to that. 12 miles but it takes about 50 minutes.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 5th, 2009 8:09pm (Feb 5th 2009) edited
     
    Should've said - we had more snow than we had on Monday, and the roads weren't treated round here.

    Hee hee!! The ad at the bottom was for snow and ice clearing supplies. I should send it to Solihull Council!
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 1:22am (Feb 6th 2009) edited
     
    Beautiful pictures, CD..my favorite one was of the horses. Wow, you all sure got a lot of snow. My ad at the bottom is for a snow cone making machine and supplies...it's too cold here for that, but at least I don't have any more snow here.:cool:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 2:40am (Feb 6th 2009)
     
    Great pics CD, love the one of your chooky. All that snow has refreshed me and I feel much cooler here in Oz now thanks.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 2:51pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Still sunny and nice here, wiping away the rest of the snow. Very cold though!
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 9:44pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     
    Its actually going to be ABOVE zero tomorrow! Yikes!:_ohmy:
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 10:22pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     
    And Jonny it's going to be 43C degrees here today!!!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th, 2009 10:46pm (Feb 6th 2009)
     
    Wish we could come to a compramise over this. PLEASE!!!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 9:34am (Feb 7th 2009) edited
     
    ok are you ready for this, we had a temperature today of 47C degrees here in Geelong. Melbourne had the same and is about an hour away from us (it is the capital of Victoria) and it is the hottest temperature EVER recorded in an Australan capital city.

    Wow no wonder we had the air con on all day but you could still feel it was very hot out.:grrrrrr:

    I hung out a load of washing and it was fully dried in less than half an hour (and a bit stiff like cardboard too):he:

    My husband just suggested a BBQ :fire:
    and I gave him one of those withering looks.:nodno:

    The bush fires have been really bad in our state today because of the strong winds and sadly some people have lost their homes, I always think of the poor animals too.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 12:05pm (Feb 7th 2009) edited
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Wow, that is HOT! I'll send you some snow ;)

    The snow we've had here (which is mostly gone now, even though Bradford still has lots :sad: ) is apparently the worst snow Keele has had in 20 years! It's forecast for more snow this Sunday, and all students have been emailed warning of the grit shortage, and that as a result none of the paths to campus or the side roads where students park can be gritted :gasp:
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 1:44pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Posted By: ollie in UKWish we could come to a compramise over this. PLEASE!!!


    Yes I agree... surely some teamwork here could result in everyone being satisfied !

    RED... so what exactly is "gritting"... do I assume some sort of gravel or grit is layed down on paths for grip ?
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 1:53pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Google 'grit bin' for a good explanation Trev.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 3:17pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Now, 47 degrees in real money is....mumble....mumble....124 degrees???? That CAN'T be right!!:shocked:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 6:37pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    This is a link to the site about gritting in Bradford, there's a pic of a gritter 'bout halfway down the page...
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 9:33pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Does Australia have more than one capital city? Or am I reading Trev's mum's post wrong?!

    47 degrees is unbelieveable. I'm surprised things aren't spontaneously combusting around you. Must be costing a fortune in electricity to run the air conditioners.

    In the UK we don't cope with any weather - cold and the roads freeze, school heating breaks down, old people die of hypothermia. Hot and the roads melt, people get sunburn and claim its 'a tan', and old people die from heat stroke. Wet and the roads flood, schools close (any excuse), insurance companies claim its an act of god and refuse to pay up, and old people drown.

    (That last one about old people is a fib, but I wanted to keep the theme going!!!)
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 10:12pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    Kate: They have states (and two territories) ...like American states and Canadian provinces/territories.

    Each territory/state/province has a capital city. As well there is the national capital (only one of those).

    It probably more complicated than that but...
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 7th, 2009 10:54pm (Feb 7th 2009)
     
    I prefer the UK version.
    It's much more fun.
    Me, speaking as an old lady in danger of going down with hypothermia! - My gas bill has been very underestimated and I have sent them an actual reading... Sillly girl!!!

    Saying that, they estimate daughter's bill even though there is an outside meter that they can read anytime they want!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 12:17am (Feb 8th 2009) edited
     
    Yes thank you Jonny, good explanation. We are divided into 6 states plus 2 territories... "Northern Territory" and "A.C.T or Australian Capital Territory". The A.C.T is where our prime minister lives, and strangely is the only place it is legal to buy fireworks and adult content merchandise. (Although I think recently these laws have been tightened further).
    To keep on the weather topic, I live in the state of Victoria, which is typically colder than the rest of Australia. Up north in Queensland it is more tropical, and currently under flood water in parts. When it rains up there, it really rains !
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 12:30am (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    All these vagaries of weather.
    We are either frozen silly, cooked alive or being flooded out.

    Looking forward to that in-between-season when we all move to a state between these extremes.

    And then find the "pause" button...
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 12:23pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    What a sad day it has been here, we have been watching the late news and it turns out the fires we have expereinced are the worst ever in Australian history. In Victoria there are 84 people confirmed dead, over 750 homes lost and whole towns wiped out completely. Although it is cooler today the winds made the fires so much worse. Many people reported that it was raining fire and the fire was so fast people had no time to escape and many were caught in their cars. There are also many injured and burn victims in Melbourne hospitals too.

    In 1983 we experienced bad fires (the Ash Wednesday bush fires as they became known) when 47 lives were lost and no one could ever imagine we would have a worse scenario than that.
    I am glad we live in a town but feel for the loss of people and animals. It makes you gratefull for what you have, sorry to sound so maudlin but I just had to share.
    Here's to our brave fire fighters, without them it would have been much worse.
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 2:28pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Yes it's been terrible, Julie; we've heard that 65 people have died... We're thinking of them - and the firefighters who risk their lives on a daily basis. As for the poor animals...
    An Australian friend says that the bush is 'designed' to burn periodically as Nature's way of clearing it. The aborigines knew when the fire was coming, as did the animals, and could escape it. Then settlers came who built where they shouldn't (as far as Nature was concerned) and who didn't have the skills at reading weather signs that the aborigines had. At the moment, she says she's glad to be living in Buckinghamshire!
    Ollie, DON'T send them a reading; put the money away in your account, and when they finally catch up with you, you'll have accrued a bit of interest!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 4:25pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Aw that's horrible Julie, i'm thinking of everybody involved... :(
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 8:22pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    :seeya: hello every one..........I am sorry to hear about the fires.



    On a happyer note .:sun: it has been lovely here for the last week , cool slighly over cast with a nice breeze. All my daffodils are up and going to bloom soon. and the seeds i planted last fall:flowers: will come up soon. we have not had any rain in the last 3 weeks but it will come soon enough. The birds are all out and in thier spring finery :shylurk:All OF my neighbors have been out walking in the evenings. I have been out in the fornt yard sitting on the benches i have under the trees. we have had a few minor squabbles between dogs:blush: but all in all it is lovely.
    :_photos:the cardinals (bird) are plentyful and i am going to see if I can get a few shots of them to post for every one.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th, 2009 11:35pm (Feb 8th 2009)
     
    Thanks for the explanations! Those fires are terrible - I saw them on the news and was horrified at the sight of it. The fire looked like orange water flowing uphill it was so fast. Complete devastation in parts and they said livestock has been destroyed without trace. So so sad for all those families who have lost loved ones or are suffering burns and have lost their homes.

    I was going to complain about snow but who cares - its nothing compared to what's going on elsewhere.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 5:57am (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    I was just reading that the death toll in the fires are up to 128 people now Julie. I hope you are no where near the area that is burning..this is just so terrible and frightening.
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th, 2009 11:38am (Feb 9th 2009)
     
    Hi people, thankyou for the comments of concern over the fires here. It did not happen on our doorstep, but if we drove for 2 hours we would be amongst it. There are still fires burning, which will continue for days or weeks. Everybody here is noticeably moved by what has happened, even if they are not personally effected. CC, I agree that we are not meant to live among the trees, in certain conditions. Most people have fire plans ready, but in this case the fire hit so hard and fast that there was no warning. There are many stories of people turning there back for 1 minute, to suddenly be confronted by a high wall of flame, that seemingly came from no-where. It is a terrifying thought, and my heart goes out to all involved.
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2009 2:22pm (Feb 16th 2009)
     
    Weather today here is bright and sunny almost like it could be spring again...Oh I do hope so.
    :001_smile:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2009 9:38pm (Feb 16th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    We had sun here too CW...shocked us all :P

    Cold and very windy now *shivers*
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      CommentAuthorAce
    • CommentTimeFeb 16th, 2009 9:46pm (Feb 16th 2009)
     
    It was sunny here aswell. I even went for a run today cos it was nice. :)
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 5:22am (Feb 17th 2009)
     
    We had overcast skies most of the day, but the Sun did come out for a few minutes in the afternoon. It was still cold outside..brrrr
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 6:06am (Feb 17th 2009)
     
    We had sun here too !!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 4:17pm (Feb 17th 2009)
     
    We had sunny stuff...I cast a clout!
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 4:53pm (Feb 17th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Rain :(
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 7:23pm (Feb 17th 2009)
     
    Sunny, dry, not too cold. Slight breeze.
    All the birds were singing, apart from the honky and clucky ones.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th, 2009 8:59pm (Feb 17th 2009)
     
    I even managed an hour in the garden, a sit down, trimming dead stuff, a sit down, and rearranging the solar lights.
    Now sitting down with a glass of refreshment to recover..

    How's your solar clock Neil?
    Thelight is stronger now and most of my solars have life in them that goes well into the night.
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      CommentAuthorChicken Wing
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 10:27am (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    :sun::sun::sun:

    It's Sunny
    Yeh!:bigsmile:

    :sun::sun::sun::sun:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st, 2009 8:34pm (Feb 21st 2009)
     
    Yes! Sunny here too...and I've just splurged on a mirrored...um...witch's hat type thingy for the garden and it sparkles a treat!
    • CommentAuthorhqtrev
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 1:24am (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    A traffic cone ??
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 12:55pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    Yes, that's the thing. A traffic cone that Liberace would've loved...:)
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 5:15pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    Hmm. I've got a "Fire and Blast Protection Services" ad...what HAVE you guys been talking about!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 5:49pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     
    I've got 'fire safety and risk management certificate eLearning'! Don't need that, I lit the fire perfectly well without a certificate tonight...:)
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 22nd, 2009 8:01pm (Feb 22nd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    weather; grey and raining...sooo gloomy and miserable!
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 2:08am (Feb 23rd 2009)
     
    weather here 32 today and will be 38 by the end of the week ooh too hot again. Still have a few fires burning in Victoria but they are non threatening ones.
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 23rd, 2009 12:28pm (Feb 23rd 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    grey again...
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th, 2009 8:02am (Feb 24th 2009)
     
    Raining here again, it had been nice and sunny for the past few days, but that's all gone now.:cry:
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 5:52am (Feb 26th 2009)
     
    We now have a couple of inches of snow on the ground...I HATE Winter!!!:snow:
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 1:00pm (Feb 26th 2009)
     
    Its 1 degree here...cloudy...and of course snow still on the ground...supposed to snow a bit today..rain tomorrow
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeFeb 26th, 2009 2:37pm (Feb 26th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    Fairly warm here, compared to the past few days...
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 12:01am (Feb 27th 2009)
     
    Its 2 here. Its not even going below 0 tonight! Thats a first this winter!

    Rain tomorrow - 10-15 mm by tomorrow night. Should get rid of a lot of the dirty snow..springs coming!!

    Then its going to be sunny and cold for the next 5 days after that hi/low -8/-17
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 7:03am (Feb 27th 2009)
     
    It is sunny cloudless and 90 yes! 90 degrees farenhit. we broke all the records to day with that . by to mmorow we are supposed to have a cold front blow in ...... we will see just how cold it will get.
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      CommentAuthorJonny
    • CommentTimeFeb 27th, 2009 12:46pm (Feb 27th 2009)
     
    Its rainy and cold (for rain....2 degrees (36F)).
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2009 1:41pm (Feb 28th 2009)
     
    I just heard the distinctive call of the first ice cream van of the year in my village. It was playing O Sole Mio/ It's Now or Never/Just One Cornetto.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeFeb 28th, 2009 3:02pm (Feb 28th 2009)
     
    Our ice-cream vans only stop when they can't negotiate the icey road!

    We have on in particular who has a tune that is so off key it is impossible to tell what it is!!

    They just come more often in the warmer weather.
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 12:52am (Mar 14th 2009)
     
    I Hate the icream van! IT comes every evening at 7:00pm and it plays "Turkey IN the straw" as loud as it can ! :shocked:you can hear it in the house over the T.V . he used to park in front of my place:_oh_really: but I told him off and he stoped ! thing is there are no children on my road exspt my son. and I never buy from him. we call it the roach coach. nasty ,rustyand filthy out side OH and his recording is off key too . :thumbdown:
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      CommentAuthorRed
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 3:50pm (Mar 14th 2009)
     

    Keeper of the hens

    The ice cream van never bothers to come up our hill :sad:

    Every summer me and my friends will hear it far-off in the village somewhere and just peg it to the main road as fast as we can :D
    • CommentAuthorfrogdust
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 5:50pm (Mar 14th 2009)
     
    TO stay on topic....It is cold,wet and all around Crappy weather!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 9:25pm (Mar 14th 2009)
     
    Oh, we are getting quite a lot of sunshine now. Which is nice behind the glass of the conservatory but cool if the doors are opened.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 11:19pm (Mar 14th 2009)
     
    It was about 12 degrees celsius here today and quite a fair breeze! I pegged all my washing out and a lot of it dried - just one or two things that were still damp but I can cope with that. Only problem is I now have to iron it, whereas the tumble dryer throws it out 'ready to wear'!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 14th, 2009 11:42pm (Mar 14th 2009) edited
     
    I am looking at the streaming cam at the Niagara Falls. Fascinating!! So beautiful now the lights have all come on.

    Read about that chap yesterday who wanted to end it all. Jumped into the river, was carried over the Falls, which removed his clothes for him. Then spent 45minutes trying to swim away from rescuers!!

    They pulled him out and he is in hosp with head injuries, plus a very cold tush!!!! :scared:

    He makes the record books as only the third person to go over the Falls without special equipment.
    • CommentAuthorLynnW
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 5:18am (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    Cold, wet and windy here today. We had a beautiful day yesterday, but sadly that will be the last nice day for some time.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 11:57am (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    Hooray it has rained here all weekend, lovely wet refreshing rain, all the fires are out at last!!!!
    We are much cooler and even though the air show in Melbourne over the weekend suffered from the damp, the wind and low cloud cover no one could really complain after the summer we have had.:dance:
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      CommentAuthorVictoria
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 12:11pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    Hooray for it being colder when you want it to be!

    Here it's a cool but sunny day. I've just been outside and seen a load of chickens having a lovely chickeny sit down in the sunshine.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 1:17pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    Kate. When you bring your washing inside just pop those creased ones into the drier for a quick turn or two. If you use one of those 'drier sheets' they should come out uncreased.
    Pal of mine gives her spun clothes 10mins in drier then hangs indoors and she hardly ever irons anything.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 2:58pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    I must admit that I don't pet towels out - they feel hard afterwards, whereas the tumble dryer returns them lovely and soft and smelling sweet!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeMar 15th, 2009 4:08pm (Mar 15th 2009)
     
    Ollie, we had a sermon about faith last week; the rector was saying that everyone clapped Blondin when he walked over the Falls on a tightrope, and all cheered like mad when he asked the crowd if they thought he could do it with someone on his back. Then he asked for a volunteer and it all went quiet...:rolling:
    Apparently, he piggybacked his manager over !! :shocked: