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Post  alec eiffel on Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:38 pm

Absolutely gorgeous here again today, not a cloud in the sky it's bright blue and the sun is shining. We had quite a heavy frost but I haven't even got the heating on at the minute.

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Post  pipling on Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:08 pm

Yesterday I was so cold, I really couldn't get warm at all.
I think because I had been out all day the heating hadn't been on at all and the house got too cold. Luckily I am warmer today, but I will have to find my thick bed socks to wear at night from now on!

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Post  TP on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:26 am

snow here.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:55 pm

I think today is the worst day we've had. It's cloudy and murky, it's not cold though. I'm glad we've escaped the snow and the worst of the weather, we're meant to be going to Huddersfield to watch rugby on Sunday so I've got my fingers crossed the weather improves before that.

We had our gas statement last week and we're still in credit which is great. Even accounting for the fact we've had the heating on more this week we should be even by the end of the winter.

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Post  pipling on Fri Feb 10, 2012 9:03 pm

We had half an inch of snow here this morning, but its already starting to melt. Although we might get more later.
DH and FIL are supposed to be doing a car boot tomorrow, but looks like we will have to cancel our plans again .

Our garage is accessed from a small tarmaced lane that is a very steep slope, so in the icy weather we can't get the car out at all. If we get the -5 predicted tonight, we won't be going anywhere this weekend (Which is fine by me tbh Very Happy )
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Post  TP on Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:36 pm

what we had last night didnt come to much just a light dusting. Ive got red blotchy marks on my leg where i sit near the fire. Ive been sitting to close but cant help it. I'm a heat freak! Very Happy

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Post  TP on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:32 am

Much better here today. You. can have windows open and washing out if you want too.

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Post  TP on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:04 pm

They say its going to be warm on Thursday yay.

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Post  pipling on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:14 pm

The weather was lovely here yesterday.
According to the news this morning, we are at risk of drought:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9697000/9697820.stm
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Post  TP on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:15 pm

We had some brief sunshine we were able to sit in yesterday it was lovely. Makes you feel so much better imo.

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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:53 pm

pipling wrote:The weather was lovely here yesterday.
According to the news this morning, we are at risk of drought:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9697000/9697820.stm

I heard that on the radio today that some places are close to drought levels already, scary stuff. I'm so glad the winter had been mild, we've only had a couple of icy days and no snow at all. Other than the really strong winds we've been great - the wind is up again today I can hear the sea from the back garden, sounds wild!

I am glad we'd done all our winter prep though, the thermal curtains and other insulation has been great, some days we've not had to have the heating on at all. And of course when the water went off I was glad of the emergency bottle! We've also used a few bits and bobs from the emergency car kit, so none of it was wasted effort. Dan was won over too so he no longer thinks I'm OTT with it.

Did anyone else hear about the guy in Sweden who survived being snowed in his car?

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Post  TP on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:24 pm

yes I did. He lived on the ice didnt he? Amazing.

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Post  alec eiffel on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:36 pm

Yes, apparently he was found by some walkers who thought they'd just found a crashed car, dug down and there he was lying in his sleeping bag inside the car. The report suggests that the snow covering the car turned it into a kind of igloo so even though it was minus 30 outside the temperature in the car wouldn't have been as cold. Amazing he survived.

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Post  pipling on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:39 pm

Yes, that guy in Sweden survived on melted snow for 2 months. What an amazing story, I wonder what he kept in his car to survive so long?

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Post  TP on Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:41 pm

I heard he ate the ice.

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Post  TP on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:50 pm

lovely today. Spring like been out for a walk.

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Post  alec eiffel on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:27 am

Yes, it's been gorgeous here too, I had to go to the optician so I had a wander about on the beach afterwards, I wasn't the only one it was lovely and busy.

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Post  TP on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:36 am

i can imagine.

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Post  pipling on Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:41 pm

We have a beautiful day here, lovely blue skies and quite warm too.
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Post  TP on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:51 am

same here and I hope nice tomorrow too when oh is off. I must make a new thread soon a Spring one.

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Post  TP on Fri Mar 02, 2012 12:09 am

Its come out nice here. Was abit cold to start with but nice now. Very Happy

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