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Spikecollie last won the day on July 15 2016

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About Spikecollie

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    Elemental - a citizen of Europe

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    Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
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    Travelling, hill walking, cycling, swimming, the natural world, politics, good food and wine.
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    Warm and sunny with night time t-storms

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  1. Nice to see someone who enjoys weather for what it is, like me. I do like the analyses and looking at models and charts, but the real experience is best. Do come back...
  2. Graupel, thunder and a good day's classes here in Dijon. What more can I ask for other than to get out on my bike?

    A crazy few days ahead. I'm going down to Aude (South of France) to sign up with an Estate Agent to sell our apartment down there - we haven't been able to use it anywhere near enough to justify the mounting service charges and taxes and the money needs to go elsewhere. Then from there to Limousin and then back to the UK! All between tomorrow afternoon and Sunday. Good job I love my trains and planes! I can't wait just to get back to Limousin and not have to go anywhere except work, occasional shopping trips, the lake and on cycle rides!

    The exam papers that needed to be marked by yesterday still remain unmarked - a job for the trains tomorrow...

    1. lassie23


      give them all a pass

  3. Nothing even remotely snowy here in Dijon. An 8c max day with the dreaded thundery showers which were all shower and no thunder. I did see some lightning on approach to Paris yesterday but intercloud. Whoever suggested midnight sledging in the NW forum - GO! I look forward to snow, wind and other reports...

  4. Hi folks

    I haven't disappeared (again) just very, very busy conducting my two lives between France and the UK. I've had quite a bit of contract work in the UK over the last few weeks, happily paying for the house renovation mentioned below. In Dijon at the moment. Had the "Euro-commute" to Paris yesterday - a better rollercoaster ride than most of the hen party I was sitting next to would get at Disneyland. We think we'll be like this until April or so as there are a lot of issues to sort out on the house in the UK before it can be let. Weather watching with interest - actually relatively mild here but big showers and strong winds.

    1. lassie23


      happy new year hun and welcome back

    2. Spikecollie


      HNY to you too, lassie! Lots of weather to Watch, that's for sure...

  5. Flying into MAN in a couple of hours. Metar says CBs and snow showers - happy for some good cloud spotting and maybe seeing lying snow from aloft! Not too many bumps though, I'm still recovering from my Noro bout!
  6. Absolutely freaking down with snow here in Dijon. MAN tomorrow je ne sais pas.BTW Do you guys know about Johnny Hallyday? Big state funeral tomorrow in Paris -Look him up you'll be amazed. Going to bed.

    1. snefnug


      Golly,  I remember listening to Johnny and sylvie Vartan and Joe Dassin and others when I was on a school  exchange in Bourge En Bresse in the ‘70s, and then trying to hear French radio when I got back to derbyshire.

      hope your trip back ok.

  7. snowing heaviy here in Dijon. Starting to doubt ability to get back. Will keep you updated. Internet crap at moment...

    1. lassie23


      get a lot of weather in dijon, hope you are feeling better

  8. Congratulations on the babe, Sausage. I've been off the forum for a while, so let me know all about him or her!
  9. There has been thundersnow here in Dijon! Flashing away in the distance until about half an hour ago. Beautiful to see, especially as it got dark. Who knows what my trip back to MAN will bring tomorrow...looking forward to some nice cloudscapes...

  10. I just want to get back to my boys (Mylo dog and hubby) then it can do what it likes. Having said that, a snow covered landscape from your flight is amazing... Let's hope Transpennine Express is up to the job tomorrow!
  11. Good to see Keighley mentioned! Paul Hudson territory is where I am headed! Bring on the snow when I'm cuddled in by the fire!
  12. Storm Caroline - Atlantic Storm 3

    Know that only too well, having spent many years around horses (had my own for years).They know when it's getting bad ou there; Stay safe....
  13. Holy super duper! I must have needed sleep, as I sleptt until now! Doctor's orders! No missing Caroline and the ehnsuig snow though...

    1. lassie23


      best thing is to sleep as much as you can

  14. Be patent, snow watchers! Temps progged 15c along the Bretagne coast for today!