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Author Topic: Attention: Brits. We're all going to freeze to death in a pristine white hell.  (Read 38556 times)
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« Reply #75 on: February 02, 2009, 11:53:15 pm »

A couple of pictures from my perambulations today; firstly: this morning, on the usually very busy B382:


Still un gritted and un ploughed tonight, going to make going to work tomorrow... interesting.

Pyrford Common, once the haunt of Surrey pumas, now suitable for snow leopards:


Despite the apparent emptiness of these photos, there were lots of folk about, in fact, virtually everyone I passed bade me good day or engaged me in conversation, amusingly enough a Canadian family told me that they hadn't expected this!
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« Reply #76 on: February 02, 2009, 11:53:44 pm »

OH! if the Brits all freeze, can the rest of us Steampunks have the island?
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« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2009, 12:03:15 am »

I'm in favour of both of these points. Particularly the second, although if your "Evil" freind still uses words like "Poo", you should have him sectioned and retrained.
Thank you Sir Nikolas, will do! Any news on which day we will freeze to death in a pristine white hell? I would need to fire up the Rejuvenater a few hours before actually dieing. Last time I died I forgot and it was a right royal pain in the rear, getting a new body.

OH! if the Brits all freeze, can the rest of us Steampunks have the island?
I have made you a snowman, where shall I mail it?
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« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2009, 12:04:12 am »

OH! if the Brits all freeze, can the rest of us Steampunks have the island?

You'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands first!  Oh, wait...
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« Reply #79 on: February 03, 2009, 12:39:17 am »

i hate snow
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« Reply #80 on: February 03, 2009, 12:50:57 am »

i hate snow

Then don't come to upstate New York.

Having lived in North Carolina for a fistful of years, We don't shut down for just a tiny bit of snow, because we don't get a tiny bit of snow.  We get ice, and lots and lots of ice.  It may come from the sky all white and fluffy, but before you can say "school's out" it melts into a half-frozen slush which then in turn freezes the rest of the way.  Coating EVERYTHING in between 1/4 and an inch of ice.  Power lines, Trees, cars, roads, houses, you name it.  Power goes out, cars crash, babies die, and STILL people manage to make it to Wal~Mart to shop. Undecided   
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« Reply #81 on: February 03, 2009, 12:56:43 am »

OH! if the Brits all freeze, can the rest of us Steampunks have the island?

You'll have to pry it out of my cold dead hands first!  Oh, wait...

So thats a "Bring your own Crowbars" party - oh and avoid the landmines
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« Reply #82 on: February 03, 2009, 01:26:18 am »

Here's the pics I took early this morning and during today.

Heavy Snowy Day - at least by British standards!
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« Reply #83 on: February 03, 2009, 01:38:06 am »

I live in a culdesac that ends at the bottom of a hill, rendering escape impossible! had to put my goggles on to run to the post office! Grin
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« Reply #84 on: February 03, 2009, 02:09:17 am »

A couple of pictures from my perambulations today; firstly: this morning, on the usually very busy B382:

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Still un gritted and un ploughed tonight, going to make going to work tomorrow... interesting.

Pyrford Common, once the haunt of Surrey pumas, now suitable for snow leopards:

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Despite the apparent emptiness of these photos, there were lots of folk about, in fact, virtually everyone I passed bade me good day or engaged me in conversation, amusingly enough a Canadian family told me that they hadn't expected this!
That's 'cause we go places to avoid the snow in winter!

You're neck of the woods looks absolutely beautiful, Herr Doktor. My tobogan and I are jealous.
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« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2009, 02:13:23 am »

You're neck of the woods looks absolutely beautiful, Herr Doktor. My tobogan and I are jealous.

theres some pristine stuff on my hill, but you'll never leave once you get to the bottom Tongue
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« Reply #86 on: February 03, 2009, 02:18:16 am »

I live in a culdesac that ends at the bottom of a hill, rendering escape impossible! had to put my goggles on to run to the post office! Grin
It's not a snow emergency until they close the post office Grin
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« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2009, 02:45:31 am »

See snow to us here is te best talking point.the brits love to talk about snow and its as rare as good sunshine these days here.
The problem with britian is we are never prepared for any weather...the slightest downturn and we collapse..it is pathetic, but our cars are not allowed to have spiked tyres like in the US,Canada, Russia etc.or put chains on the tyres anymore...due to insurance i think  Roll Eyes

people arnt used to snow..we dont have it often enough in most of the country to have regular preparations for it, past salting roads. Whereas i know people in Alberta that have heaters outside to keep their engines on their cars from freezing, or they have to leave their offices every hour to turn the car engine over...

so please forgive us our crazyness over a few inches of snow...im sure we'll find a different weather to talk about later!  Wink
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« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2009, 05:01:12 am »

Well you see the difference here is that you obviously live at the North pole and we live in Mildland, so this kinda snow here, is really quite snowing!

Actually, I live in that part of Canada that sticks down into the U.S., surrounded by the great lakes. If you draw a straight line around the world to Europe, I'm at the same level as the south of France/ Northern Italy.

Therefore you, sir, are much closer to the north pole than I.
I live around there. In a lovely little corner of boredom hell known as London, Ontario.
Hello place that was supposed to be the capital of Canada instead of that silly place called Ottawa.
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« Reply #89 on: February 03, 2009, 06:18:52 am »

Well you see the difference here is that you obviously live at the North pole and we live in Mildland, so this kinda snow here, is really quite snowing!

Actually, I live in that part of Canada that sticks down into the U.S., surrounded by the great lakes. If you draw a straight line around the world to Europe, I'm at the same level as the south of France/ Northern Italy.

Therefore you, sir, are much closer to the north pole than I.
I live around there. In a lovely little corner of boredom hell known as London, Ontario.
Hello place that was supposed to be the capital of Canada instead of that silly place called Ottawa.

Then we're practically neighbors. I moved from London a year ago, but still live along the Thames. Actually, I was in London on Friday.
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« Reply #90 on: February 03, 2009, 10:10:06 am »

More snow overnight and this morning (Hampshire). No chance of driving off the drive let alone to work, so i'll be 'working from home' today Smiley
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« Reply #91 on: February 03, 2009, 10:30:57 am »

Seems to have completely washed away during the night, around the Newcastle area. Snow replaced by rain...  Undecided

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« Reply #92 on: February 03, 2009, 10:47:13 am »

We've had another half inch or so overnight (what happened to the forecast three inches!?!) Now the sun's out but it's still cold enough for brass monkeys to scream and the forecast says 'foggy'.  Hmm. 
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« Reply #93 on: February 03, 2009, 12:36:19 pm »

The sun came up this morning, as it usually does, and burned all hte snow away. There's some left in shady areas, but that's about it.
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« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2009, 12:44:02 pm »

Seriously dissapointing,
I dressed for SNOW (boots, hiking trousers etc) and there's nothing left.
One of the admin staff at work suggested it was "dress down Tuesday" having seen me.
Driving off to the conference in about 2 hours so we'll see what the M6 is like.
(overall we had much more snow two weeks ago than we have had in the last 2 days)
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« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2009, 01:18:39 pm »

Today the sun came out, and very pretty it is too.  I even caught a rogue snowman, creeping up on some unsuspecting deer.






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« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2009, 03:54:47 pm »

People might get a chuckle out of this made by someone from here in Minnesota


By the way, make sure your wills and body donation forms are in order for the mad scientists or occultists ;-) waste not want not for all those frozen "parts"
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« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2009, 04:32:36 pm »

Well after being pelted by snowballs from a group of chavs on the way to pick up my children from school & then have another group of the buggers building a "snow-wall" in front of my door at 20.45 before knocking on my door so I opened the door to an avalanche I can honestly say I've had enough of this weather !!
Oh & the roads have all cleared round here so the "speed-freaks" are speeding their merry way towards a prison sentence again *sighs* some things never change  Angry
Bring on the revolution, at least then I could shoot a few of them  Cheesy
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« Reply #98 on: February 03, 2009, 04:51:50 pm »

The snow... it's gone...

All we have left from a blanketing of gorgeous, perfect snow is an icy sludge. D:
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« Reply #99 on: February 03, 2009, 05:15:31 pm »

It's all still here up in Yorkshire...

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