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How's your weather?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Catriona, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that. A nice reminder that things can go wrong considering there's a lot of water between Amsterdam and South America. Not that I am scared of flying, but I certainly have more thoughts about that sort of thing when I fly far more than I ever did.
  2. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member


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  3. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Grey, cold, 9degC North wind. Winter already?
  4. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    Heavy dark cloud cover, 10°c, heavy rain predicted for later.
  5. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Now I'm retired I'm not going to fly again if I can avoid it. The bits of work I do do are in Brussels and the train(s) aren't that much slower than flying given that it is an hour taxi to Manchester and flying cattle class means you do need almost all of the 2 hour check in.

    A year or so after the incident I was checking in at Manchester to go to the States again when the fire alarm went off. As they evacuated I saw the crew member that was doing the business cabin on the eventful flight. He wasn't on duty where I was sitting on the new flight but as we prepared to land he came around checking on everyone. When he asked if I was comfortable I said "better than the last time we flew together, sir" - we swapped some tales and he dumped a full (sealed) bottle of champagne on my table "in memory". I have to say that was a nice thought. But, a full champagne bottle doesn't fit in a hotel room minibar. Warm champagne is disgusting, plus, rolling a champagne bottle around in a wheeled bag rather shakes it up so I was loth to open it. I eventually managed to "gift" it to a US based colleague. I never found out just how supercritical it had gotten.
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  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    And now we've got a Yellow warning: Thunderstorm, from 13:00 to 23:00.

    Of course, it would be the evening I'm going out to see friends! :rolleyes:
  7. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member


    Met office warning
    Enjoy! Get those cameras out.
  8. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Make sure to take plenty of pictures!
  9. ascu75

    ascu75 Well-Known Member

    Just said goodbye to someone and the needed an Ark to cross the road to their car, I am glad I dont live in the bottom of the valley
  10. LesleySM

    LesleySM Well-Known Member

    Everyone is saying they've got their heating on but I refuse to do it in June so I've been going to bed early but Monday night I had to get one of my winter quilts back out
  11. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Back in May I was telling myself to get off my arse and change the duvet for a lighter weight spring / summer one. Glad I didn't now.
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  12. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    Oh bum, doesn't quite reach me, I'm just the other side of Weymouth / Portland.
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  13. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Not as bad as "I'm going out to sea with friends!"
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  14. Trannifan

    Trannifan Well-Known Member

    Or put another way, Gore-Tex!
    Sunis shing now, though.

  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I gave in. Heating on. Bloomin cold here. NE wind and 9deg C is not acceptable!
  16. DaveS

    DaveS Well-Known Member

    I had the heating on twice a day, morning for the shower, and evening when it chill's down. Now I have it on all day.
  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    We're on the edge of the yellow and amber warnings. Wonder if Lidl are doing canoes this week?
  18. Derek W

    Derek W Well-Known Member

    I thought of putting the heating on myself but have held off so far.
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  19. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    I've just got back from buying petrol, and it's still raining. The earth around here must have been very, very dry before this recent rainy spell - about 36 hours now, as the local flood control features (balancing lakes and automatic, remotely controlled weirs) are still in their "dry season" states.
  20. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I gave in, in the end. Must get new front door... I don't know how it sneaks in (the wind) but it does. All seals look fine. Hinges fine. Letterbox fine. But the wind still creeps in when it is from the North or South. Faces East, by the way. No porch. No room.

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