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 Post subject: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 9:59 
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Winter is here and has started off strong.

Lots of snow here today. Russell and I just dashed out to try and put our candy cane lights in the ground before the clay soil freezes solid.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 10:56 
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Only very light snow in Bromsgrove when we left the house, but going up the M5 by Birmingham it was really heavy and treacherous so we came home.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:01 
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Yeah, it’s really heavy and a thick layer. We’ve built a large snowman, been sledding (sledging?) and had a snowball fight.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:09 
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That looks great! Just wind for us so far, resulting in the partial renewal of my shed doors


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:26 
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Oof. We’ve had some of the neighbour’s tree come down in the garden. We seem mostly intact, but I did hear a few things falling over in the road overnight.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Absolute carnage here. Snow everywhere and at around 11:30pm last night, the wind blew the metal surround off a wingmirror on the Cube. Devastation.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:48 
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The usual fence panels here. Not mine though. I maintain my stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:48 
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I was in the house on my own last night, heard a noise and went downstairs, and immediately heard it again. Some fucker banging on the patio doors, unmistakeable. I properly shat myself. Ran out into the back garden with half a mind on where the pile of bricks was in case I needed a weapon then saw the table on its side bouncing off the window in the wind.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:59 
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There was sideways snow when Helen was walking the dog at 6 but none stuck.

What has stuck however is the power cut which started at 2am. Currently expected back on by 1730 but there are loads in the area and all slipping (presumably because there are loads in the area).

It are a mite chilly in the house, but that's ok because we're heading to Barry to see my mum and sister.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 14:07 
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I was in the house on my own last night, heard a noise and went downstairs, and immediately heard it again. Some fucker banging on the patio doors, unmistakeable. I properly shat myself. Ran out into the back garden with half a mind on where the pile of bricks was in case I needed a weapon then saw the table on its side bouncing off the window in the wind.

I had a similar reaction to a flappy letterbox!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2021 16:37 
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Reading the last few posts of this thread:


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:46 
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Hate it all.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:05 
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The road surfaces are frozen over here. The couple of vehicles that I’ve heard pass today sound like a load of fireworks going off as the snow and ice cracks beneath.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Isn't that lovely?

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:49 
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Isn't that lovely?

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It has not snowed

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2022 12:03 
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Not warm on the pleasure peninsula.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Frozen model boating lake!


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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I could do with that fire today


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 17:22 
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Hmmmm


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2022 17:28 
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Meanwhile, less than 10 miles away, it's raining


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 13:13 
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More bloody snow. I moved to the seaside to avoid this.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:48 
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Looking at school closures: There should be no reason snow days exist now that there's months of proof that teaching over Zoom is a thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2022 8:59 
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Kids today don't understand the sense of anticipation and disappointment involved with waiting to hear your school read out on the local radio.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2022 1:10 
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So. Fucking. Cold.

I'm not normally one for finding cold painful but the way autumn dragged on pretending it was summer and then KABLAM! has really got to me.

Still, 11C again in a few days. Nothing wrong going on at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2022 9:08 
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And just like that, winter is gone.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2022 10:36 
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Must have been an Act of True Love happen.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2022 11:02 
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What you do in home office is your business, bud ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2023 14:45 
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Isn't that lovely?

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Wrong year and it's not about snow (although it was caused by a winter storm, so :shrug:)

I took a walk along the river yesterday evening and noticed that it was much calmer than it had been recently, and the thought breifly crossed my mind of having my January Wild Swim this weekend.

I happend to be be in the same place this morning and took a quick lap around the town centre whilst waiting for my wife to finish in the opticians.

The River looked like this:

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and the path looked like this:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/A87Qox4dqxSK1xJT6

As I said, it was totally clear the night before, that's just the rain that fell over night!

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:56 
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Snowy day today


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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I have a little bit


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 11:28 
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No snurrr here but a heavy frost and it's *cold* - the conservatory radiator is triggering frost protection during daylight which is unusual since I installed all the fancy controllers a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Meols frozen over, yesterday.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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No snurrr here but a heavy frost and it's *cold* - the conservatory radiator is triggering frost protection during daylight which is unusual since I installed all the fancy controllers a few years ago.

Apparently there *was* snurr, looks like it'd give by the time I looked out of a window.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2023 14:41 
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Meols frozen over, yesterday.

And on that day, Satan will be skating to work


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Meols frozen over, yesterday.

And on that day, Satan will be skating to work


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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For the second day running I find myself getting an uber home from the station because my bike was locked in a frozen shed.

I tried WD40 on the padlock last night and this morning. No dice. Boiling water hasn't helped either.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Boiling water potentially takes you past the point where the ice melts to the point where the metal expands from the heat. You want water from the hot tap, I reckon

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
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Or that

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And then when you do get it open, use 3 in 1 type oil liberally, as that’ll stop it freezing up again.


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The pad lock is five foot off the ground. Going to have to find some inner strength to piss up there. Will report back.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Watch ‘21 - ‘22
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2023 13:52 
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Piss in a jug first. You don't have to be an animal about it :D


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