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Angelici Magiovinium

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  1. 'noon Mick No POETS day for me either or another day off until Sunday...oh well soon be the Easter bank holiday weekend
  2. Why is it everything tastes like chicken....except chicken
  3. Thanks for that - obviously got through the spam filters! Morning all, still a bit hazy here but Air pollution levels are much lower today (As you can see on the left image from DEFRA.) as we pick up more of a south westerly flow.Tree pollen levels are moderate to high though (as you can see on the right image from the UK Met Office.) ......so wheezing might be replaced by sneezing ! Happy Friday :-)
  4. Sounds like you've been on the vodka diet again Jan ;-) Just don't try the Waitrose locus salad special .....
  5. Rats in the kitchen .... Donkeys in Tescos ... ....in the shop not in the cheap value ready meals !!
  6. There has been an increase in 999 calls due to people suffering with the effects of this smog so it is a worrysome matter. For anyone suffering with ill health due to the current pollution / smog hopefully this info might help ......http://www.asthma.org.uk/Blog/air-pollution-top-tipsIt basically says:Make sure you have your reliever inhaler with you at all timesAlways take your preventer inhaler as prescribedAvoid any strenuous exercise outdoors, and if your asthma’s very bad try to stay inside keeping windows and doors closedStay vigilant - don’t ignore asthma symptoms, if you notice them take action, even when the pollution has blown overKnow what to do if you have an asthma attackCall our Helpline 0800 121 62 44 if you’re worried. If your symptoms are very bad get medical help urgentlyAsthma UK | Blog | News blog | Dealing with the air pollution - our top tipswww.asthma.org.uk84% of you have told us that your asthma has flared up as a result of air pollution.
  7. It's been very murky and muggy all day here as if the sun was still shining from behind the hazy cloud but later this afternoon the clouds went really dark, almost as though night had drawn in early, with the sky black, but no rain falling....would be nice to get some clear sky and fresher air !
  8. I did wonder what the smog was like it the city .... ... truly the big smoke then ! Bit disappointed the big black clouds earlier didn't at the very least give us a heavy downpour (would have washed the sand off the car) never mind a TS - it feels like having nearly all the ingredients in stock to bake a cake but just missing something vital !
  9. CNN reported this morning that investigators are questioning anyone who may have had access to the plane. This includes ground crew, such as those who prepared food for the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and staff who packed the plane's cargo.. ......I would have thought making these type of enquiries is just standard procedure and part of the investigation, nothing suspicious about it at all !!
  10. I did see earlier that there was a chance of something kicking off later this afternoon, the Home Counties into the Midlands could be best place for the chance of a rumble or two....
  11. who would have thought that the only 'blowing and drifting' we were going to see in the region was sand and not snow...can we start a sand depth cup?
  12. In addition to the deployment of HMS Echo, a Royal Navy survey ship, which is already searching for the flight recorders of the missing Boeing 777, HMS Tireless a Royal Navy Trafalgar-Class submarine has recently arrived in the area and is conducting search operations for the flight recorders. HMS Tireless has advanced underwater search capability which it is hoped will help in the hunt for the missing jet. She was ordered to move from an operational tasking to the search area around a week ago and arrived on station yesterday. HMS Tireless holds advanced search capabilities, but the task in hand remains a tall order and the search area is immense. Britain is also helping with technical assistance and specialist capabilities from across the Ministry of Defence, the Hydrographic Office, Department for Transport and the Met Office to help try to find flight MH370. Four RAF personnel on secondment to the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Forces are also actively involved in maritime search operations. A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: "While we do not routinely comment on submarine operations, we can, exceptionally, confirm that HMS Tireless has been tasked to assist in the humanitarian search mission for Flight MH370.â€We do not comment on the operational capabilities of our submarines."
  13. I know it's not really weather related but as your such a lovely bunch of people and this mouse was lost in Essex let's see if we can help him get home, he must be really missing his human companion.... Please contact me if you have lost this mouse https://www.facebook.com/nicola.palmer.370
  14. It was in Northern Chilie Grace - you can read all about it here..... http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/47470-earthquake-activity-thread/page-88#entry2953085 This might be more 'in your back yard' though if your lucky..... http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=convective%3Bsess%3Db8f09079eaf8336b8b09f58ce1d05579
  15. The magnitude-8.2 megathrust earthquake which struck late on Tuesday off the coast of northern Chile was at a depth of 6 miles and initially rated as a magnitude 8.0, occurred at 4:47 p.m. PDT, according to the United States Geological Survey. Three strong aftershocks, magnitudes 6.2, 5.8 and 5.5, respectively, have been reported since the major quake. The 8.2 quake was the result of a megathrust between the Nacza and South America plates near the Chilean coast, the USGS said on its website. The website also showed more than two dozen aftershocks ranging from magnitudes of 4.7 to 6.2. U.S. officials were analyzing the possible tsunami threat to Hawaii and the West Coast. This is a energy map showing the forecast of tsunami waves throughout the Pacific Basin. (Photo/NOAA National Tsunami Warning Center)
  16. That's putting it mildly compared to the Daily Excess headline : "DEADLY POLLUTION WARNING FOR NEXT 24 HOURS"... https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/468085/Return-of-the-KILLER-SMOG-Worst-pollution-in-60-YEARS-to-strike-Britain-TOMORROW The "KILLER-SMOG" is here ......I can just about see it though my Saharan dust covered windows, so I won't be going outside today not because I think I might die but because I won't be able to resist saying 'I told you so' to my neighbour who washed his car yesterday only for it to be covered in sand again this morning (I did tell him not to bother for a couple more days but some people just don't listen ) Pollution levels will be high for parts of England and Wales, but not quite to the extreme extent that the media are portraying...... http://rtlec.co.uk/killer-smog-coming-your-way-and-the-government-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ The very young and elderly, and especially people with respiratory and heart problems should take care, and if you use an inhaler then you need to make sure you have it with you but for the majority of people the poor air quality will have little effect as this is a short lived event with pollution levels decreasing from tomorrow! The DEFRA website has the latest information on air quality – http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/forecasting/
  17. Morning all, Hazy here - could be fog or maybe lunar dust ? http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=news%3Bstoryid%3D5785%3Bsess%3D#.Uzp1NU5lRdg.facebook Closer to home we find out today if MK is getting a rugbyabout .... Milton Keynes Council is planning to transform the well known Roman roundabout on the V7 into the shape of a rugby ball, creating a brand new ‘rugbyabout’ in celebration of 18 months to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 comes to the borough. MK is one of 13 Match Venues for Rugby World Cup 2015 following a joint bid made by Milton Keynes Council, MK Dons and other city partners. Three matches will take place at stadiummk, close to the proposed rugbyabout, in October 2015. If approved at a special council meeting today the work to transform the rugbyabout would take place from October 2014, lasting approximately 13 weeks during which time traffic would be redirected via local roads and the A5. There are more than 50 major roundabouts in Milton Keynes, the vast majority of which follow the traditional circular shape. It is thought the V7 rugbyabout would be the first full rugby ball shape roundabout to be built in the UK. The council is also considering new planting options for the centre of the rugbyabout, potentially including rugby posts, a life size model of England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson, and flower stock in the colours of the England, Scotland, Wales and Irish teams. Leader of Milton Keynes Council, Cllr Andrew Geary said: “We converted this junction a couple of years ago, and these have made a big improvement, but with Rugby World Cup 2015 coming we recognise the need to make a few more changes, and once again we are trying an innovative and exciting design which I am told by the highway engineers will ensure traffic can tackle this junction without the sort of collisions we are expecting on the rugby pitch.â€
  18. Something to do with the Camels maybe ? ....no Sahara sand on my car.....just some bird poop - I wouldn't mind but it was washed yesterday Graphic from Windy Wilson's Twitter page showing the extent of Saharan dust currently in the air over the UK being brought northward by south/south easterly winds. Some of this likely to fall to the surface in any showers over the next few days. https://twitter.com/WindyWilson88/status/450564714141974528/photo/1 ...makes a change from rain I suppose.....happy Monday
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    Dunstable Downs

    Extensive chalk and grassland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Soar above a breathtaking landscape, sculpted over time, decorated by nature and enjoyed by generations. Stand on top of Dunstable Downs for a view that will simply take your breath away. These Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) are designated for the quality of their chalk grasslands. As well as two Scheduled Ancient Monuments (Five Knolls and Medieval Rabbit Warrens) there are many other historical features and the site has much to offer you. The chalk grasslands of the Downs have miles of footpaths and several circular walks, a fascinating history and an abundance of plants and wildlife. Dunstable Downs is within the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the highest point in Bedfordshire. The wind-swept ridge provides ideal conditions for a variety of air sports, especially kite flying. On calmer days it's the ideal site to enjoy the view and a picnic.
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