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About Hirudine

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  1. Oh God yes, so depressing. I've had a major case of the cantbearseditis and have done nothing productive all week. Going to the cinema tomorrow to watch Ghost Stories to cheer myself up.
  2. Wet snow (decent size flakes) falling in Brum city centre right now alongside rain. Don't expect it to settle as it's too warm and wet.
  3. I'm pretty sure that the winds we've had tonight were much stronger than the 34mph gusts predicted by MetO. Strong enough to vibrate the walls of the flat.
  4. Man, temperature has really dropped noticeably in the last hour or two.
  5. Snowing heavily in Brum city centre. Wind is so strong outside the flat it's just blowing horizontally past the window!
  6. Is a secondary cold pool still on the cards at this point? I seem to remember it being mentioned in the MOD thread in relation to another (smaller?) SSW?
  7. You're not alone! Have posted on FB a couple of times to give friends a heads up, so it's up to them now. Even the Lodger has been a bit sceptical about how bad it could be as I passed him the fifth can of tomato soup
  8. @BleakMidwinter Ah, the only person I know with a woodstove lives on a houseboat, so it'd be a bit cramped!
  9. Hah! That's about the same time I moved to Brum from Bethnal Green. It would be massively ironic if they get the biggest dumping of snow after we left, although to be fair, the snow we had in December was deeper than anything I'd seen in London.
  10. Hey Matt, another ex-Londoner?
  11. Did the first big stock up of food today, even picked up a torch. Mind you, if we have a power cut we're a bit borked as everything in the flat runs on electric! The only plus point is we're very well insulated, although as we're East facing I'm really noticing the wind giving the window a little bit of a rattle already. All the workmen doing the Holloway Head slipway were moving the equipment out today. Maybe they've been warned about the freezing conditions coming?
  12. More like walks into a pub showing the World Cup Final, and asks them to put University Challenge on ;p
  13. Hah! Anyone who gripes are welcome to spend a day working with me in sub zero temps.
  14. As much as I'm not enamoured of another cold spell, I hope the model forecasts firm up soon so I can plan what days to take off. Keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't last too long- was enjoying the daffs and crocus that were starting to appear!
  15. Lol, I was beginning to think I was the only person on here looking forward to Spring. Happy about the milder temps next week.