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Last post Author Topic: Great Britain is frozen!  (Read 15355 times)

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2010, 12:19:48 PM »
So, did you slide backwards right after that last picture was taken? :D

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2010, 01:19:45 PM »
Nope - the skis had skins on for climbing up hill.

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2010, 08:15:14 PM »
f0dder, you're a brave man going cycling at minus five :up:
Ah, it's not that bad - as long as the roads aren't too slippery. Can be nasty if the salt-trucks haven't been around, though... :)

(Oh, a beard certainly helps - and it's kinda funny to feel your beard getting frozen by your exhaled air :P)
- carpe noctem

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #28 on: January 11, 2010, 12:26:13 AM »
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Great Britain is frozen!
I'm laughing-- I left the U.K. >30 years ago and moved to Canada.
(Wait a minute... something's wrong with that plan!)
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I knew you had British roots! Your humour gives it away... ;D

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #29 on: January 11, 2010, 04:15:00 PM »
Somerset, 4th January

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2010, 04:38:57 PM »
Somerset, 4th January

lovely picture (+ lovely landscape!)
Tom

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2010, 02:33:23 PM »
lovely picture (+ lovely landscape!)

Thanks, tomos!  :)  I was on my way to photograph something else, but I couldn't pass that by.  We don't often see hoar frost like that in my part of England.

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2010, 05:42:51 PM »
@rjbull: Somerset, 4th January

Hey, when did you guys start growing trees again? I thought you cut them all down during the Industrial Revolution. What did I miss?
 :P

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2010, 06:12:32 PM »
Nah - we cut them all down to build ships to see off the Spanish Armada ;)

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2010, 08:55:13 PM »
Nah - we cut them all down to build ships to see off the Spanish Armada ;)
Pity we weren't more effective at the 'elm!

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2010, 03:50:54 AM »
Oh God, you need cutting off at the knees .... where's my axe?

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2010, 03:59:16 AM »
Nah - we cut them all down to build ships to see off the Spanish Armada ;)
Pity we weren't more effective at the 'elm!
Oh God, you need cutting off at the knees .... where's my axe?

 :-*

funny thing, his worst are also his best (or is it the other way round?!) - I was laughing out loud at those two posts ;D
a great way to start the day, thanks
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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2010, 04:50:33 PM »
We're frozen again this winter too...

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2010, 05:06:44 PM »
Waaait a second - I'm flying back to the UK next week to freeze my yingyang off? All I can say is that there had better be some danged good pressies waiting for me ;)

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2010, 05:28:27 PM »
You'll be lucky to find an airport open - many are closed at the moment and sending passengers home!

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #40 on: December 18, 2010, 05:32:40 PM »
Aw crap. My drains froze today (it is -8C) which meant that the out-flow from the washing machine had no where to go out to... so it all came in instead. All over the kitchen floor :(

Had to wash the dishes in the bath too.

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2010, 05:34:28 PM »
The 21st century and they still can't control the weather?  :mad:

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2010, 06:56:44 PM »
Waaait a second - I'm flying back to the UK next week to freeze my yingyang off? All I can say is that there had better be some danged good pressies waiting for me ;)

Here's a useful phrase.
I am just going outside and may be some time.
Hope that doesn't make you wild!

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #43 on: December 19, 2010, 10:20:07 AM »
Waaait a second - I'm flying back to the UK next week to freeze my yingyang off? All I can say is that there had better be some danged good pressies waiting for me ;)

Here's a useful phrase.
I am just going outside and may be some time.
Hope that doesn't make you wild!

How did you know my sister-in-law lives next to a pub?

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2010, 04:37:29 AM »
Note the base layer only
Photoshop! I knew it! :P

And that's what happens to cars here (Poland):

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2010, 07:05:28 AM »
Aw crap. My drains froze today (it is -8C) which meant that the out-flow from the washing machine had no where to go out to... so it all came in instead. All over the kitchen floor :(

Had to wash the dishes in the bath too.

My bath outflow has frozen as well :(

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Re: Great Britain is frozen!
« Reply #46 on: December 21, 2010, 10:24:42 PM »
My bath outflow has frozen as well :( 

Wow, I feel for you. Many houses in Missouri (US) have basements. Mine is built into the limestone. If my sump pump stops working, I'm fine because I have a backup pump. However, if the electricity goes, I don't have a generator and I'm in trouble. (It's one of those rainy day items I never have the money for.)