The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

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Roo

11,503 posts

159 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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The farm in our village is rammed with winter feed.

Methinks he's expecting a bad one.

funkyrobot

18,388 posts

180 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Can't believed my thread was removed. rolleyes

Oh well. Onwards and upwards. hehe

Went for a bike ride yesterday. Was sunny out so had shorts and long sleeve top on. Jeez, I didn't half feel the bite of the cold air. I would say I was just, and I mean just, dressed right. It was notably cold, even though it was sunny.

Just walked my daughter to school and it's a lovely, crisp morning.

Not looking forward to the rain as I think we have a slight leak in our roof.

Art0ir

9,216 posts

122 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Been a few years since I even remembered these threads. Was it Puggit or Schmalex who used to talk about his boiler all the time hehe

Waiting on the winds picking up this morning and feeling sorry for the poor buggers in front of me ready to board a ship across the Irish sea.

Puggit

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42,606 posts

200 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Art0ir said:
Been a few years since I even remembered these threads. Was it Puggit or Schmalex who used to talk about his boiler all the time hehe

Waiting on the winds picking up this morning and feeling sorry for the poor buggers in front of me ready to board a ship across the Irish sea.
It's Schmalex - he lives in the wilds of West Berks - I live in the more civilised parts hehe

JakeT

2,963 posts

72 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Ecchinswell is in Hants, can't be having that sort of broken boiler-ness in the West of Berkshire!

Scabutz

2,517 posts

32 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Definitely got significantly colder all of a sudden. Had to dig out my comfy hoodie and might need to winter duvet on soon

colin_p

2,415 posts

164 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Puggit said:
Art0ir said:
Been a few years since I even remembered these threads. Was it Puggit or Schmalex who used to talk about his boiler all the time hehe

Waiting on the winds picking up this morning and feeling sorry for the poor buggers in front of me ready to board a ship across the Irish sea.
It's Schmalex - he lives in the wilds of West Berks - I live in the more civilised parts hehe
It is posher at this end of the county, but there again we have Slough, so guess not!

Puggit

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42,606 posts

200 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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colin_p said:
It is posher at this end of the county, but there again we have Slough, so guess not!
Exactly - you have 2 ends of the spectrum, we sit comfortably towards the better end tongue out

The Don of Croy

5,108 posts

111 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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I'm patiently waiting for that snap-frost that makes all the trees drop leaves overnight - you close the curtains on a bushy great plant, then open them to see twiggy.

Will take time this weekend to clear out gutters and check the flat roof for moss build up - it's a bugger when it backs up in the gulley and then leaks through somewhere.

I hope our boiler is unaware of the EU directive out-lawing gas appliances - it would typical if it decided to close down early. They know, they just do.

seiben

1,829 posts

86 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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The Don of Croy said:
I'm patiently waiting for that snap-frost that makes all the trees drop leaves overnight - you close the curtains on a bushy great plant, then open them to see twiggy.
We moved house this year, and the new garden has a lovely Acer (I think) that is turning redder by the day. I've been taking photographs of it every morning as I go to work to track its progress, and I imagine sometime soon it'll start dropping in anger.

Yes, I'm aware I need to get out more.

JakeT

2,963 posts

72 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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seiben said:
We moved house this year, and the new garden has a lovely Acer (I think) that is turning redder by the day. I've been taking photographs of it every morning as I go to work to track its progress, and I imagine sometime soon it'll start dropping in anger.

Yes, I'm aware I need to get out more.
That's a good idea, I like that. We've had an Oak tree behind the garden for years, and it does seem to just drop all of the leaves one day. Makes for a lawn that is totally covered in leaves. The crunch of frozen leaves is nice though. smile

Riley Blue

16,176 posts

178 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Boilers - damn and blast, I am reminded that at the end of last winter ours was playing up a bit and that our radiators were only lukewarm.

Did I do anything about it at the time, of course not... Not to worry, it's a 'cosy' 16.2 in here at the moment, it won't get any colder this winter, will it?

schmalex

13,616 posts

158 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Puggit said:
Art0ir said:
Been a few years since I even remembered these threads. Was it Puggit or Schmalex who used to talk about his boiler all the time hehe

Waiting on the winds picking up this morning and feeling sorry for the poor buggers in front of me ready to board a ship across the Irish sea.
It's Schmalex - he lives in the wilds of West Berks - I live in the more civilised parts hehe
We debated whether or not to get the Rayburn services last night. Either way, it’ll break down at some point.

We had our first slight frost this morning in the wilds of West Berks

JakeT

2,963 posts

72 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Riley Blue said:
Boilers - damn and blast, I am reminded that at the end of last winter ours was playing up a bit and that our radiators were only lukewarm.

Did I do anything about it at the time, of course not... Not to worry, it's a 'cosy' 16.2 in here at the moment, it won't get any colder this winter, will it?
2009/10 we forgot to buy heating oil and ran out. Golly it was a cold week. Since then the tank gets brimmed whether it's a lot or little.

Puggit

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42,606 posts

200 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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The Don of Croy said:
I'm patiently waiting for that snap-frost that makes all the trees drop leaves overnight - you close the curtains on a bushy great plant, then open them to see twiggy.
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I suspect Lorenzo might have a say in leaf drop!

Scabutz

2,517 posts

32 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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My Garmin Fenix 5 has just beeped with a storm alert. First time I have seen that. That's a pressure drop for 4mb per 3 hours.

Is Lorenzo in bound hot, or my watch just st the bed?

Puggit

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42,606 posts

200 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Lorenzo is coming but falling apart really fast.

MentalSarcasm

5,966 posts

163 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Haven't seen a frost in Essex yet, but the windscreens looked like they were pretty close the other morning.

I've already dug out my hot water bottle for my cold feet!

mcelliott

6,240 posts

133 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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We've had some spectacular high tides here in Guernsey over the past week - some over 10m, which caused a fair amount of flooding. Lorenzo is expected to bring some gusty winds tomorrow morning but with a 6m wave height warning.

colin_p

2,415 posts

164 months

Saturday 5th October 2019
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mcelliott said:
We've had some spectacular high tides here in Guernsey over the past week - some over 10m, which caused a fair amount of flooding. Lorenzo is expected to bring some gusty winds tomorrow morning but with a 6m wave height warning.
The tidal range we can get round these shores is bonkers. Any floods happen?