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http://www.essexlive.news/news/a12-completely-gridlocked-both-sides-905129

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That's about 6 hours old, well done trigger.


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Pretty cold on the way back from Cardiff this afternoon.







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Glorious sunny day here in the northwest despite predictions of impending doom. Played golf this morning in cold but perfect conditions. Some snow on Ben Bulben and the mountains in Donegal but not even a ground frost here. 8)


Yeah, the women in the ship across the road said it was supposed to be mine the end of days today. The worst part of the weather was the glare from the brilliant sunshine when trying to drive.


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about a foot here.

Winnie in the garden this morning at 7am. Looking for Snow Squirrels.

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Got some awesome photos yesterday which I'm pretty happy with :smug:
I hate the snow, but it looks fantastic.

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Flights been delayed 2hrs so far

I hate the snow x(


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 Post subject: Re: SNOWPOCALYPSE
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Amersham looking mighty fine in the snow

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So I'm still snowed in, but the power came down yesterday afternoon, so I couldn't watch any rugby. :( It also meant no heating, hot water and lighting, not particularly nice on a cold winter's eve.

Of course the power came on in the middle of the night (4am), setting off the house alarm.


Luckily it was a sunny day and I got some great pictures today, I got to build a snowman and the power is working which means heating, warm food and a hot shower later. The better side of being snowed in.


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Powys is the new Narnia at the moment. Most snow, 33 cm in Sennybridge, coldest place in the UK tonight Builth Wells, -14 C.


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Flying out of Brisbane on Saturday for our first Christmas in the UK since we emigrated almost 20 years ago.

Is the sun expected to come out any time soon? :(


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3 hours and a £90 Uber to get home last night, thanks to a 'track side fire' @ London Waterloo.

About to venture out in -5 to see if the the farkin' train are actually running this morning, since South Western Fuckups website is not very useful!


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croyals wrote:
Amersham looking mighty fine in the snow

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That was my walk home after work for 9 years. Also 20 years before that I’d foray down at lunchtime from school for a pint at the Elly. We’d also do speed and play Asteroids at Annie’s Wine Bar 😈


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Flying out of Brisbane on Saturday for our first Christmas in the UK since we emigrated almost 20 years ago.

Is the sun expected to come out any time soon? :(


Glorious day today.


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Flying out of Brisbane on Saturday for our first Christmas in the UK since we emigrated almost 20 years ago.

Is the sun expected to come out any time soon? :(


It was clear most of yesterday and there isn't a cloud in the sky this morning I reckon. It's bloody nippy though


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TQoET wrote:
Flying out of Brisbane on Saturday for our first Christmas in the UK since we emigrated almost 20 years ago.

Is the sun expected to come out any time soon? :(

It's midwinter, you should remember that we barely see the sun rise before the damn thing sets again.

Actually FWIW it is sunny today...


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f**king freezing last night. Got to bed and got up to piss like 8 times I was that cold ffs. Woke up to some snow and my lift to work (Changing jobs so company car has gone back) is currently gone to site without me and will pick me up in an hour or so once the traffic has calmed down lol. So tahnk you snow, I get another hour of dossing at home!


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The sky over south London this morning as I walked to the station was a shimmering orb of crystalline blue, tinged with gold on the eastern horizon, broken only by the wheeling flight of parakeets and the sound of inappropriate footwear sliding on icy surfaces.


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eugenefraxby wrote:
croyals wrote:
Amersham looking mighty fine in the snow

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That was my walk home after work for 9 years. Also 20 years before that I’d foray down at lunchtime from school for a pint at the Elly. We’d also do speed and play Asteroids at Annie’s Wine Bar 😈

The view from the top of the hill remains my favourite anywhere. We were less ambitious with lunchtime pints in sixth form when I was there and headed for the Boot, which given it has two entrances made it a lot easier to do a runner should teachers appear in the window...

The Elly is still going strong and had a makeover in the summer.


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 Post subject: Re: SNOWPOCALYPSE
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croyals wrote:
eugenefraxby wrote:
croyals wrote:
Amersham looking mighty fine in the snow

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That was my walk home after work for 9 years. Also 20 years before that I’d foray down at lunchtime from school for a pint at the Elly. We’d also do speed and play Asteroids at Annie’s Wine Bar 😈

The view from the top of the hill remains my favourite anywhere. We were less ambitious with lunchtime pints in sixth form when I was there and headed for the Boot, which given it has two entrances made it a lot easier to do a runner should teachers appear in the window...

The Elly is still going strong and had a makeover in the summer.

Do you call that a hill?


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Gwenno wrote:
croyals wrote:
eugenefraxby wrote:
croyals wrote:
Amersham looking mighty fine in the snow

Spoiler: show
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That was my walk home after work for 9 years. Also 20 years before that I’d foray down at lunchtime from school for a pint at the Elly. We’d also do speed and play Asteroids at Annie’s Wine Bar 😈

The view from the top of the hill remains my favourite anywhere. We were less ambitious with lunchtime pints in sixth form when I was there and headed for the Boot, which given it has two entrances made it a lot easier to do a runner should teachers appear in the window...

The Elly is still going strong and had a makeover in the summer.

Do you call that a hill?

That's not from the top of the hill. But yes we have one or two in the Chilterns.


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 Post subject: Re: SNOWPOCALYPSE
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croyals wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Do you call that a hill?

That's not from the top of the hill. But yes we have one or two in the Chilterns.


*googles*
*Highest point
Peak Haddington Hill
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)*

Pffffft


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
croyals wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Do you call that a hill?

That's not from the top of the hill. But yes we have one or two in the Chilterns.


*googles*
*Highest point
Peak Haddington Hill
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)*

Pffffft

:x What they lack in height they make up for in being picturesque. And the hill said photo was taken from feels fare more like Everest when walking back from the pub - one of my mates has previously set up a base camp to make for the summit the following day after a particularly out of hand evening.


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Pfffffffffffffft

This is the "hill" we used to nip up on Sundays back when we were based in south-eastern Cumbria:
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1500 feet


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I'm so jealous. We have at most half an inch. Enough to make things look nice, but not enough to go sledging or build snowmen or do any of the fun stuff with snow.


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I'm so jealous. We have at most half an inch. Enough to make things look nice, but not enough to go sledging or build snowmen or do any of the fun stuff with snow.


On the other hand, also not enough to active the "clueless dickhead" mode in half the cars on the road. Someone was doing 35 on the M6 this morning :x


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
Pfffffffffffffft

This is the "hill" we used to nip up on Sundays back when we were based in south-eastern Cumbria:
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1500 feet

That's a nice shot - has it been taken with a type of lens to make it seem steeper? Seems like a mini Everest.


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
Pfffffffffffffft

This is the "hill" we used to nip up on Sundays back when we were based in south-eastern Cumbria:
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1500 feet


Were you the Hovis Bread boy back in the day?


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
Pfffffffffffffft

This is the "hill" we used to nip up on Sundays back when we were based in south-eastern Cumbria:
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1500 feet

Sedburgh???


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
Pfffffffffffffft

This is the "hill" we used to nip up on Sundays back when we were based in south-eastern Cumbria:


1500 feet

Huh, some poor sods used to go up and Ben Nevis every day from Fort William to take manual weather observations

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The expedition is the latest stage of Operation Weather Rescue: Ben Nevis, which launched in September 2017 and appealed to the public to help digitise two million 'lost' weather measurements taken by a group of Victorian volunteers known as the 'Weathermen of Ben Nevis' by hand, every hour on the hour, each day of the year, from 1883 to 1904. Since September, over 3,500 volunteers have digitised over 1·25 million weather observations.


Well actually there was an observation station for the weathermen but supplies had to be taken up regularly by pack ponies.

"Observations were at times extremely difficult and the building was often covered by snow drifts resulting in the construction of a 30 foot tower for access down through the summit snow in winter." Now that's dedication to your work.


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Old man of Coniston I believe


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Gwenno wrote:
That's a nice shot - has it been taken with a type of lens to make it seem steeper? Seems like a mini Everest.


Wouldn't know, not my photo. The Howgill Fells are pretty damn steep.


And yes hh, that is Winder Fell above Sedbergh. c69 is only off by over 40 miles


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Old man of Coniston I believe

Isn't that over 2,500ft?

Or are we talking about prominence?


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
That's a nice shot - has it been taken with a type of lens to make it seem steeper? Seems like a mini Everest.


Wouldn't know, not my photo. The Howgill Fells are pretty damn steep.


And yes hh, that is Winder Fell above Sedbergh. c69 is only off by over 40 miles

Embarrassingly, I recognised the pub


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Were you the Hovis Bread boy back in the day?


Hovis advert was actually shot at Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, just above the Somerset levels.

There's a cafe at the top of the hill which serves damn fine cakes

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Cakes :thumbup:


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Embarrassingly, I recognised the pub


:lol: :thumbup:


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Embarrassingly, I recognised the pub


:lol: :thumbup:

:blush: it's not just London y'know

Tbf, I used to go to the lakes a lot and had a friend who lived in sedburgh and I've always been partial to jenning' brewery


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Chuckles1188 wrote:
croyals wrote:
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Do you call that a hill?

That's not from the top of the hill. But yes we have one or two in the Chilterns.


*googles*
*Highest point
Peak Haddington Hill
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)*

Pffffft


Charming. The Welsh and English arguing over 'hills'.


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You'll notice neither of us made any mention of actual mountains at any point, so you can sod off with the patronising


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Seneca of the Night wrote:
Chuckles1188 wrote:
croyals wrote:
Gwenno wrote:
Do you call that a hill?

That's not from the top of the hill. But yes we have one or two in the Chilterns.


*googles*
*Highest point
Peak Haddington Hill
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)*

Pffffft


Charming. The Welsh and English arguing over 'hills'.

It's a well known issue ffs, there have been fables and films about it

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