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  1. I remember that February 1998 warm spell, we were on holiday in Devon (Wembury Bay) One day was spent on the beach in shorts and t shirt another sat eating ice creams outside a café.
  2. Snowing here, settling on the pavements, nice to look at, but nothing of note
  3. Low just after dawn here of -6.3c Just watching it get light over the RSPB reserve lakes at the rear of my house, actually looks cold today.
  4. I was born on Dec 22nd 1958 and have never seen it snow on my birthday. Admittedly I have spent most of it in London and Easy Anglia so not that surprising I suppose. Got lucky in 1986, went to Igls near Innsbruck and it hardly stopped all week, but that's cheating Not expecting that to change this year, just have to shoot off somewhere a bit more wintry
  5. When I was a kid we played in what got called the stream over Hackney marshes.

    In reality it was an outfall  that all the factories emptied their waste into. Never knew what colour or temperature it would be, sometimes warm and frothy too. 


    1. lassie23


      did it have three-headed fish in it

    2. Essex Easterly.

      Essex Easterly.

      Is it still an open area that kids play about in?

    3. huntso


      No, long gone and now part of the Olympic Park, that was about fifty years ago

  6. Must have something going for us, awful lot of people from eastern Europe want to come here
  7. huntso

    What beer are you drinking?

    HarvIestoun Old Engine Oil Been to Germany a couple of times recently and got the taste for dark beers. Stayed next to the Frankenheim brewery in Dusseldorf and thoroughly enjoyed their Altbier. Next was Berlin and sampled the Schwarzbier, again very pleasant and surprisingly thirst quenching.
  8. Do hope the weather to the east of europe makes it to the UK. Left London on a murky wet cool day and arrived in Berlin to a sunny warm afternoon and evening Friends are in Nice and its none too pleasant there either, so let that high extend across and all will be well
  9. No it wouldn't, especially bad for wildlife and lets just have what we expect for spring
  10. Looks like its getting progressively warmer from the east, but we still look to be on the cusp. I'm off to Berlin for a few days and it looks quite warm there this coming week hope its arrived here by the time I return
  11. I'll be glad when it thaws, forgot to put de-icer in the windscreen washer bottle, frozen solid and hope the pump still works.
  12. Just been out to feed and water the birds, reckon we had 3ins to 4ins of snow yesterday, noticeably warmer and weather station reads -0.1c Seed and fat balls depleted, off up town later to replenish supplies, be nice to warm up a bit this week
  13. How's this for irony, power problems at the local Waitrose last night and the refrigeration system failed on the coldest night of the winter. Hardly any fresh or chilled foodstuffs available, luckily I only really went for a stroll and have plenty of grub in.
  14. Light snow here and weather station on my shed reckons its -4.4c. Went out to de-ice the birds water and put the bin out, wind is rather chilly and might leave going out until it warms up slightly