Weather Report

Discussion in 'Talk' started by Simon, 18 January 2013.

  1. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Personally, being half Nordic what you describe is as close to hell as I can imagine, much above 21-24°C and I'm done. Spent most of today out on the quay and gale force winds dropped it to a wind chill of -10 so they say, bit nippy on exposed skin, just gotta be careful about what you expose LOL.
    One good thing about the recent freeze, it's turned my piece of the Somme (back garden) into something firm enough to be able to get to the shed with out slipping A over T in the mud!
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  2. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    It's much easier to warm up, than it is to cool down. On our holiday to Jamaica a few years ago, I'd had enough of the heat after a couple of days hours.....
    Plus, in this country we don't get socking great man-eating insects like they do in hot countries. Australia wasn't just chosen as a Penal Colony because it's so far away, y'know....:rolleyes: :p :D
  3. Crab and Winkle

    Crab and Winkle Active Member

    Well all I can say is its whatever you get used to.
    I came from the UK originally but am not particularly bothered by the heat or cold. My wife comes from Queensland and if it ever gets below about 7C she starts to enter some sort of torpid state, she has a horror of anything under 4C let alone below freezing.

    If it helps complete your vision of hell Mickoo some of the places I will be visiting this week include, Lake Disappointment, Mount Hopeless and Deception Creek plus a couple of uranium mines. ;)

    Incidentally South Australia was never a penal colony. In fact it was very restrictive of who was allowed to settle here initially, with protestant Germans being excepted and Irish Catholics rejected. After the huge copper deposits were found there was a large Cornish influx.:)
  4. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Loads of pasties then, Australian heaven. We have planned to visit Oz in the next couple of years and eating pasties will remind me of home
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  5. Crab and Winkle

    Crab and Winkle Active Member

    Then the place to go is moonta, kadina and wallaroo on yorke peninsular ( known as little Cornwall) the best way I could describe it is like istria in Croatia in terms of landscape with Cornish winding houses and Aussie pubs, beaches. Although they're not supposed to call/ sell them as Cornish pasties anymore.
    That's where I'm working next week.
    There is also a truro, callington, ashburton, plympton ect here. For that matter there is a suburb of Adelaide called felixstowe although I doubt its ever felt -10 there. :)
  6. Locomodels

    Locomodels Western Thunderer

    Well, just to make you wince, it has been snowing here,in Ger, France, for the last 15 hours. It is now over a foot deep and the chill factor is about -5C. Too much to get to the workshop even. Just have to make another cup of tea I guess.
  7. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Do we need to arrange a "Tea and Tiffin" drop? Or maybe a C47 with a soup kitchen and hot muffins? Just need to send the cargomaster the relevant co-ordinates, you will not even need to mark the DZ.

    regards, Graham
  8. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Oi the overseas Aid budget in tea and Tiffin has been with drawn and been amalgamated into the standing BLUE colonels tea and Tiffin rations, you will have to send GREEN tea and a mop.
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  9. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Never known it like that in March - the fenland wind howls across Whitemoor sidings and straight through the motive power depot. The odd calm day never reaches those temperatures.

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  10. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    It did when it got Bombed in WW2
  11. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Just sometimes we might feel sorry for those who paint a glowing picture of an ex-pat's life in sunny France. This photo was received today from one of our brethren who lives in the Quiet Quarter... currently wondering how to lay the table for a lunch of Camembert and Wine in the artic conditions.

    Table with snow 13 March 2013.JPG

    I understand that there was 35 cms of white stuff in the last 24 hours, what happened to spring time?

    regards, Graham

  12. Try the Highlands in summer................zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz splat.:)

  13. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Oi leave the jocks alone
  14. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Sorry I don't see any problem with that, that table makes perfect beer and wine chiller. It looks about the right height to cover the bottles.:thumbs:
  15. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Arf, Arf :)).

    Or more appropriately - :cool::cool::cool: - three star cooler! :thumbs:
  16. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    but if you drop the cheese it will break the slabs
  17. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    That's why I don't live there, either.... :rolleyes: :D
  18. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    No it's because they don't understand Dudley speak
  19. Steve Cook

    Steve Cook Flying Squad

    Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, shame its late March really :D
    Garden railways are such a good idea...
    March my arse1.JPG
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  20. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    Mmmm its started to sleet/snow here now:headbang:. If we have a wet summer as bad as last year i may well emigrate:rolleyes: