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  1. Managed to get out on the motorbike to work on Thursday via the Cathkin Braes. It was cold but not as cold or miserable as Friday when I went to pick up bike parts and tools from Braehead. I was getting moved by the wind while at traffic lights with a 200kg bike! Went for a walk with the wife, sister & husband in Linn Park today with their mad dog Ripley. Before we went out our 'nutter' (the nickname given by the neighbours) cat decided to stop my wife from going to the post office. He loves going on top and inside cars, vans & motorbikes. We get a lot of deliveries at home so when a delivery driver turns up an leaves the van open I have to ask them to make sure a cat hasn't hitched a ride. Had to stop mid post to stop him polishing off my left over chicken pakora. Almost got the box open...bloody cat! Finished resurrecting my old Cube Aim 2010 mountain bike which I'm passing onto my nephew. I think if I had went beyond Sunday using the living room as a workshop my wife might have killed me.
  2. Get checking those Snowdrops they could be worth a small fortune... https://www.thompson-morgan.com/worlds-highest-price-paid-for-snowdrop-bulb
  3. Anything to get out of Easter snow predictions.😁❄️
  4. Snow here at 70m a.s.l. Off to panic buy milk & bread.
  5. I feel your pain. In this setup if you don’t get snow then I don’t get snow and then @Stormeh doesn’t get anything. Still been a great couple of days.
  6. I hope so! I'm probably a mile west of you as the crow flies. One of my work cycle routes takes me via Croftwood Road. The incline up from Fernhill Road is a b*stard.
  7. View from the pub. Sorry I meant work.
  8. I've had an east & west perspective today. Was through in Edinburgh for an overnight with my dad and wife for a joint 70th. It was an amazing day yesterday. Goldilocks it round some bars for food & drinks interspersed by some cold walks.Took some photos down by the Water of Leith yesterday. Walked to Waverley station via Leith Walk this morning and it was snowing very lightly and was very cold. Train journey to Clarkston via Glasgow Central was very picturesque. Got off the train at Clarkston to be greeted with light snow which followed us eastwards. Nice to see and hopefully a sign of things to come this week. Bearing in mind the recent upgrades in warnings... Am I going to need a bigger shovel? .
  9. Last weekend I mentioned experiencing some rare snow when I was living in California in the early 80's. These photos were from Highway 5 just outside Los Angeles. The way the photos have been dated by my dad I assume they are from January 1982. I'm the one in the stripy top. My older brother who is on the left of both photos has had some interesting school friends. Before we left for the US he was best friends with Craig Whyte the ex owner of Rangers at primary school in Motherwell. When we went to elementary he was in the same class as Winona Ryder in Petaluma. Both went onto become familiar with the courts. Last week we had Steve Albini in the studio working with him on an album. One for those who like their music. He has been lucky to have met a few celebs over the years.
  10. January 1987 gave me 3 days off school in the west end of Glasgow. I thank you😁 I was actually outside at 6am in December 1995 during the -19.8C trying to start the Caledonian Uni van to take the snowboarding club to Glencoe. Battery was dead and we had to go back inside after 5 minutes to warm up. Never experienced cold like that before or since. Jump started the van and got to Glencoe and I remember having lunch at the top of the mountain and thinking how much warmer it was than Glasgow.
  11. March can deliver serious snow even to very low levels in Glasgow. 11th/12th in 2006 being one of the best. Only beaten by January 1987 when I lived in Scotstoun, Glasgow. Can't complain about 2009 or 2010. First photo is of Sasha (rip) watching the snow come down. Next photo is when enroute to Garnethill as my wife's dad (rip) said he was going out for a packet of fags. He was in his late 70's. Former Batman during the war. Look it up. We said no and went into the city centre and went via the newsagents to get him the fags. Since we were there he took advantage of the crutch of us and we went to watch the football. I remember it being a game from Edinburgh at being struck that 1. The game was on. 2. How little snow was there while we were buried. Sorry @101_North
  12. Listening to it and currently living it.
  13. I must have a foot in both camps when it comes to feet and inches and Fahrenheit and Celsius. My brain converts all to the the other. Living in California for 3 years between 7 & 10 years old helps as well. I was snow starved but I do remember traveling between LA and San Francisco at Christmas time and my dad pulling off the 101 freeway as we were at a high point with snow. I felt like I was back in Scotland for that brief moment. I’m sure my dad has photos so see if he still has them. I will probably give away my age but when I was growing up one of my favourite programmes was ‘Rainbow’. Over the Christmas period we managed to make a loaf of bread that looked like Zippy. Just thought you should all know.
  14. There was about 1cm in Clarkston this morning, 2cm on the Cathkin Braes and 1cm in Hamilton. I think I can see myself taking a longer break from my cycle in the summer than I did today. The view over the city is stunning.