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Hadn't been bad at all in the shires of the middle lands.
Been a bit nippy but quite dry. The local water supply reservoirs are seriously low in fact I've never seen them this low. The ducks aren't swimmin, they're paddlin!
We had one day this this week when it was 12 degs.
Last few days it's been cold but dry with sunny spell.
We might get snow on Sunday or we might not.
So we've had it easy so far.
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The Arthur is a total b#####d but nowt I can do about that. Time of year innit.
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'Kin cold this morning!...Why is it they've started to name bad weather like Storm Dickhead or whatever!
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What snow???

Everyone seems to be on about snow ........... seen a bit of sleet and some hailstones and thats about it
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'Kin cold this morning!...Why is it they've started to name bad weather like Storm Dickhead or whatever!
I believe the gumbyment is aligning our way of life ever more closely with Murica in many ways.

How about "a bit of a wet spell named Princess" ?
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What snow???

Everyone seems to be on about snow ........... seen a bit of sleet and some hailstones and thats about it

Ain't seen any here and we rarely do.
Is fun when it happens though watching all our moronic neighbours trying and failing to wheel-spin their cars all the way up the slight gradient in the road.
1" of snow causes total chaos.
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Errrrrr ........... I posted that at 8, two hours later its rather thick snow .

The good thing is I get to see how the X5 handles it
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Errrrrr ........... I posted that at 8, two hours later its rather thick snow .

The good thing is I get to see how the X5 handles it
If its the V8 automatic, then probably not very well

I've got a rear wheel drive V6 automatic Jaguar which is bloody great in the snow as long as you don't drive on any gradients
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Finished my 10K Saturday walk today around 16:15 and the car dash said it was 4 degrees, about the same temperature as a fridge.
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Errrrrr ........... I posted that at 8, two hours later its rather thick snow .

The good thing is I get to see how the X5 handles it
Would that be Fireball XL5?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ifS2nP53Zs
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I opened the fridge door yesterday to heat up the kitchen!
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If its the V8 automatic, then probably not very well

I've got a rear wheel drive V6 automatic Jaguar which is bloody great in the snow as long as you don't drive on any gradients
Nah ........ couldn't afford the fuel on one of those, its 3 litre diesel auto. Not as good as I thought, fine in a straight line but it still slides and twitches when you turn the wheel and give it some ............ got a light on the dashboard to show up which I've never seen before though.

Snows all gone now
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Nah ........ couldn't afford the fuel on one of those, its 3 litre diesel auto. Not as good as I thought, fine in a straight line but it still slides and twitches when you turn the wheel and give it some ............ got a light on the dashboard to show up which I've never seen before though.

Snows all gone now
I've had rear wheel drive automatics for years and even with electronic traction controls they been rubbish in snow. I learned this "drifting" malarky with cross ply tyres in the snow. Perfected our rallying skills.

Glad to hear yours has gone. We had a load dumped on us overnight and up until about 9am. I'd say a good 4" snow atm.
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Finished my 10K Saturday walk today around 16:15 and the car dash said it was 4 degrees, about the same temperature as a fridge.
Metric or imperial?
For charity I assume?
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I'm glad we stocked up last month on bird feed for the winter. We've got numerous bird and squirrel feeders about 15 feet away from our kitchen window. Got ground feeders and hanging types. Compulsory water bowl too although it's looking like a mushroom of snow atm I'll pop out and fill it with tepid water later. Even when it's frozen we still put fresh water in every day or every few hours.
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Metric or imperial?
For charity I assume?
Centigrade, though I do walks for charity this was my usual 10K Saturday walk I do on the way home from visiting my son. I have collected 15 medals so far this year with one more to do this month (over Christmas maybe.) Did one for the SSAFA and one for the Poppy Appeal last month. I walk a lot around 75-80K a week in this weather, more in the summer (up to 8.5 miles). I have lost 4.5 stone since April but I am struggling with the last 3......
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Centigrade, though I do walks for charity this was my usual 10K Saturday walk I do on the way home from visiting my son. I have collected 15 medals so far this year with one more to do this month (over Christmas maybe.) Did one for the SSAFA and one for the Poppy Appeal last month. I walk a lot around 75-80K a week in this weather, more in the summer (up to 8.5 miles). I have lost 4.5 stone since April but I am struggling with the last 3......
Congrats on losing a fair chunk of weight ! That's not an easy job, but well done

I can't walk very far or hardly at all some days, so I've joined a gym where I am just going to cycle to start with. You know the big robust static bicycles they have in gyms. I can sit on one of them for a half hour and build up from there. They have sit down hand cycles too which I like. I don't like the exercise bicycles where you sit alm

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Good luck with the exercise, you could also do the rowing machine if it is the one with the bit that looks like an extendable washing line...... 1 degree centigrade is equivalent to a Diana ross.
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Good luck with the exercise, you could also do the rowing machine if it is the one with the bit that looks like an extendable washing line...... 1 degree centigrade is equivalent to a Diana ross.
Luck will be an element in it. I did years of gym training before my smash so I know what its all about.
But my spine and pelvis which are both buggered are an unknown. I'll take it as it comes but cycling is the best for me atm.
I found a new UK gym franchise that has low monthly payment, no contract and no credit agreement. 24/7 gym use suits me.
Its a big converted warehouse full of equipment. None of that trendy nonsense.

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I've managed to lose 10 pounds over about a four month period. Just can't seem to budge from about 17st.1.2ib at the mo. but it will shift...eventually. Still have a landing, bed 3, and four ceilings to paint!
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The tyres on the car where swooped over on Saturday for winter conti ones, save the summer tyre clad alloys and let the steel rims take a beating with the winter tyres on
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The main main roads are clear here, but our road and other local roads show little sign of any thaw. It hasn't got above freezing today.
The deep snow has gone crunchy.
I took a mate out for a coffee and a warm up in a pub and the way morons were driving Extra stupid.

I'm giving the guy some support, he is ex MI6, they moved him sideways at work and then right proper shat on him!. I wouldn't expect anything less from them.
Then the poor blighter found out his Mrs was sleeping with their lodger.
Double wammy !! So I'm just giving him some solid ground.
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And you'd think these government depts would be well supported by their own peeps! I take it he was just a minion and not higher up the government food chain?
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And you'd think these government depts would be well supported by their own peeps! I take it he was just a minion and not higher up the government food chain?
No he was at the spade end of the operation. But all the alphabet agencies are much of the same......... dirty treacherous B's. But having befriended the guy a couple of years ago it became obvious to me early on that he wasn't one of their types. He has empathy and asks questions rather than just blindly following orders.
In the same manner as the corporate world they just want robots who do as they are told.

He is well off out of it and I've told him the same.
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Been pissing with rain here and all the ice and snow is gone......
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