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5 minutes ago, Nick F said:

Must admit, have never set foot in a pub in S Norwood, precisely for that reason, tend to go to neighbouring areas such as Crystal Palace or Beckenhsm. Anyway  I like to think I live more in Addiscombe than S Norwood having moved locally a few years back, just to disassociate with the place. 

Yep addiscombe, Shirley, and surrounding areas are rather nice to be fair. Do any of the pubs still have a pool table those seem to be disappearing faster than last week's snow in the bits of London I've been to recently.

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42 minutes ago, alexisj9 said:

Yep addiscombe, Shirley, and surrounding areas are rather nice to be fair. Do any of the pubs still have a pool table those seem to be disappearing faster than last week's snow in the bits of London I've been to recently.

Yep can think of just one or two traditional pubs still hanging on with pool tables which haven’t really changed with the times like most pubs that would rather use the space that a pool table would use to put tables for eating at, as food is where pubs make their money nowadays.

i moved to London 8 years ago, to move in with my now wife,  having grown up in rural Kent then lived in small towns or villages after leaving parents home I still can’t get used to living in the city,

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Back to the weather, driving home from Gatwick the back way late this afternoon to avoid the traffic through the North Downs between Biggin Hill and Caterham, still some thick snow drifts surviving the thaw on the more exposed higher parts along edges of the roads. So if you want a snow fix, get up there sharpish before they vanish:

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Still a few pockets of snow dotted around my area,you know what they say about snow hanging around,its waiting for more,its only march lol,im hoping for 1 decent imby snow total event

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1 hour ago, Nick F said:

Yep can think of just one or two traditional pubs still hanging on with pool tables which haven’t really changed with the times like most pubs that would rather use the space that a pool table would use to put tables for eating at, as food is where pubs make their money nowadays.

i moved to London 8 years ago, to move in with my now wife,  having grown up in rural Kent then lived in small towns or villages after leaving parents home I still can’t get used to living in the city,

Here any pub trying to sell food flops lol, loads of micro bars are doing rather well though, concentraiting on ale and cider, with one of them delving into the gin market, lanes, might have heard of it. Won a few awards. Luckily most pubs have a pool table and pool team or two. Love playing pool on Tuesday nights. Weather here today got up to 7.8 once the early fog cleared. Had some showers this evening.

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Hi! I finally made it to the USA late on Friday night after spending 3 hours on the tarmac at Heathrow following closed runways and two plane deicings. I spent a unexpected night it California (not too shoddy!). Spent today skiing in the Pacific North West with snow falling where it was supposed to be - in the mountains! 

I know it is not regional to the SE but I it is now looking like my trip to Boston (spending four nights there on my way back home) may be affected by up to 12 inches of snow overnight on Wednesday into Thursday. So if any of you want to see snow back in the SE I will be back on Monday and it seems to be following me ?!!

A bit delayed but thanks to all the experts who were a wealth of information over the incredibly cold snap! 

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Morning all, 

Up early again, woke to a very vociferous "Dawn Chorus". A someone pointed out yesterday, they really seem to be happy little souls, now the cold and snow, have parted, bless them.

Poor Colette, developed a painful swelling, behind her knee, yesterday. We googled, NHS DIRECT and they suggest it could be something called "Bakers' Cyst"? ( never heard of it? ). I told Colette, if she's still like it this morning, she really kneads, to see her GP. Which drew the response, " Tom, it's not bl...y funny, it's painful". I replied, "Sorry sweetheart, if we had the dough, you could have gone, private" Bless her, she wasn't best pleased!!:nonono: Ah, Bob Monkhouse, eat your heart, out!!:nonono:

Regards,

Tom.

 

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GFS quite eager to set up some kind of cold spell mid month, it just differs as to where the block develops, think it's trying to bring in a north easterly now:unsure2:

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7 hours ago, Nick F said:

I have lived in south Norwood for 8 years, nicer street, and although it does have its issues and plenty of dodgy hoodies, believe you me, there are worse areas to live in London, Thornton Heath closer to Croydon is probably worse, as are places in SE London like Catford and Lewisham that are just as bad.

Hi Nick,

Yes, I used to live in Anerley, with my first wife, during my time as TomSE20. Anerley was ok but Penge, wasn't too clever!! Also, worked in Croydon, for 25+ years and coming out of work late, on a Fri/Sat night, could be quite "interesting"!!:nonono:

Regards,

Tom.

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1 hour ago, lassie23 said:

GFS quite eager to set up some kind of cold spell mid month, it just differs as to where the block develops, think it's trying to bring in a north easterly now:unsure2:

Cold/cool but never really cold enough for snow. The thing I’ve noticed is that all the real cold to our east erodes away this week and in Moscow for example temps will go up by nearly 15 degrees. 

A direct northerly would look our best bet this time of year but would that be any good for our region. ?

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Models, seem to be in a bit of a "tis", as to what sort of weather, we can expect next week. Cheltenham Festival, starting Tuesday, could be unseasonably warm or unseasonably cold, or alternating between the two. I've experienced both, when working there.

Regards,

Tom.

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42 minutes ago, TomSE12 said:

Models, seem to be in a bit of a "tis", as to what sort of weather, we can expect next week. Cheltenham Festival, starting Tuesday, could be unseasonably warm or unseasonably cold, or alternating between the two. I've experienced both, when working there.

Regards,

Tom.

Yep, getting to that time of year where the flow is often more meridional, so get wild swings from mild/warm to winter, depending whether troughs are east or west. Looking forward to the April showers with sunny spells in between.

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2 hours ago, TomSE12 said:

Morning all, 

Up early again, woke to a very vociferous "Dawn Chorus". A someone pointed out yesterday, they really seem to be happy little souls, now the cold and snow, have parted, bless them.

Poor Colette, developed a painful swelling, behind her knee, yesterday. We googled, NHS DIRECT and they suggest it could be something called "Bakers' Cyst"? ( never heard of it? ). I told Colette, if she's still like it this morning, she really kneads, to see her GP. Which drew the response, " Tom, it's not bl...y funny, it's painful". I replied, "Sorry sweetheart, if we had the dough, you could have gone, private" Bless her, she wasn't best pleased!!:nonono: Ah, Bob Monkhouse, eat your heart, out!!:nonono:

Regards,

Tom.

 

You're clearly not very well bread, to make remarks like that at a time like that.:D

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Final bit of snow in the garden just about to disappear. The drifts at the side of some of the roads around here will probably last another week or so.

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1 hour ago, JennyJane1 said:

You're clearly not very well bread, to make remarks like that at a time like that.:D

Hi JennyJane, very good, fortunately Colette, has a very good sense of humour! She has to have, to put up with me!!

I actually have nothing but admiration, for her. Being able to hold down her job, as a Senior Carer, in a Residential Care Home, whilst suffering from some painful medical conditions, herself. Colette suffers from. Psoriasis, the Arthritic form of it as well, which seems to be leading to, Ankylosing Spondylitis ( feels like I've swallowed a medical dictionary, this morning!! ) but she still manages to cope with all this, with a smile on her face, bless her. :give_rose:

We both make fun of our respective medical conditions. You can't beat a bit of self deprecation!! Ooh matron. :D

Regards,

Tom.

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30 minutes ago, TomSE12 said:

Hi JennyJane, very good, fortunately Colette, has a very good sense of humour! She has to have, to put up with me!!

I actually have nothing but admiration, for her. Being able to hold down her job, as a Senior Carer, in a Residential Care Home, whilst suffering from some painful medical conditions, herself. Colette suffers from. Psoriasis, the Arthritic form of it as well, which seems to be leading to, Ankylosing Spondylitis ( feels like I've swallowed a medical dictionary, this morning!! ) but she still manages to cope with all this, with a smile on her face, bless her. :give_rose:

We both make fun of our respective medical conditions. You can't beat a bit of self deprecation!! Ooh matron. :D

Regards,

Tom.

She does very well, i have an emergency appointment at the hospital today so i am glad the snow has gone, would have made it very awkward if it was icy.

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5 minutes ago, The East has Ceased said:

Got a lift down the B1014 earlier on Canvey, couldn't believe there are still patches of snow in places :shok:

they must have got shed loads of it:shok: it's raining and i told my brother it was going to be dry, boy is he going to  be hissed off when he comes home soaking wet. Thanks local weather forecast.

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4 hours ago, JennyJane1 said:

She does very well, i have an emergency appointment at the hospital today so i am glad the snow has gone, would have made it very awkward if it was icy.

Hope things go well today.

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1 hour ago, lassie23 said:

march is looking cold:cold: more snow to come:unsure2:

shut dup.

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1 hour ago, shotski said:

Snowman still hanging on in there. 

Awaiting snow back up 

 

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Going to be honest, the prognosis isn't good. :help:

An okay day here, a dry day with some brighter spells.

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