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Old 22nd May 2020, 08:40
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I didn't think Washington State was so bad if you stayed out of Seattle. You can have all the rain you want
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Old 22nd May 2020, 10:17
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BBC sets for background on Zoom etc.....https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/empty_...ection/zfvy382
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:00
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If I wanted to live like this in a world deprived of meaning I'd have moved to WA.
You'd probably have liked being very safe here Mr Optimistic ... we have no more Covid patients left in our hospitals and only seven recovering patients left in the whole state. Our geographical isolation has served us well during the spread of this awful virus. Come on over!

On the down side, we're about to be visited by the remains of Cyclone Mangga, the effects of which are expected to be felt on Sunday and Monday. The Met. Bureau describes it as a "once in ten years storm" and said, " the system was likely to weaken to below cyclone intensity when it reached Australia, but it would still be considered a once-in-a-decade storm, producing wind gusts up to 130 kilometres per hour and heavy rainfall." Things could get interesting! I'll spend tomorrow making sure things are as secure as possible and keep my fingers crossed.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:39
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That does sound interesting. Good luck and keep us posted!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 11:50
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I didn't think Washington State was so bad if you stayed out of Seattle. You can have all the rain you want
I find Seattle decidedly depressing. Many years ago I attended a 13 week training course there and by the end of it I was too sad for words. After the flight to UK for on-the-job training at Big Airways, London Heathrow seemed a paradise of fun and frolic. - the staff canteen over on European Division even had a bar! (I think it was the only way they could keep their staff out of The Green Man)
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Old 22nd May 2020, 15:49
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Thanks Mr Optimistic, I'll do that. I have all day tomorrow and at least part of Sunday to get things ready and I have loads of candles here in case of power failure plus a small camping-type gas stove so at least I can have coffee. Latest advice is ...
Winds up to 130 kilometres an hour and 100 millimetres of rain is forecast, hitting a large chunk of the state.

The remains of a cyclone and a cold front collide, Perth has only seen a storm like this twice in 26 years.

“We are asking the community to take measures today. Immediately. ” Paul Ryan from DFES said.
By the sound of it I'd better tie the bloody house down never mind anything else!
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Old 22nd May 2020, 15:51
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Tomorrow? Isn't that already today where you are? Best of luck Bluey...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 15:55
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Set the storm sail Bluey and the best of...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 22:10
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Well it was breezy here today but can't compete with that. Tuck your trousers into your socks ( or your shorts into your underpants according to length).
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Old 22nd May 2020, 22:15
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or your shorts into your underpants according to length
When I was walking this evening I saw a bloke who either wasn't wearing trousers or was wearing shorts that were brief to the point of parody. "Vanishingly small" is a new phrase I keep seeing in the meeja, perhaps this kind of minimalist apparel is what they are referring to...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 22:16
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I should change your route to avoid such sites ( sights sorry) in the future.
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Old 22nd May 2020, 22:31
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Before now I've only been along that path around 8am or so but will avoid it in the evenings in future! There are stories about dogging and other activities in the nearby car park but at 7pm in the evening? Loads of other normal people about tonight thank god...
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Old 22nd May 2020, 23:47
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I have no idea what you mean. I was only offering sensible advice applicable to a reasonable man on the street. Please tell me you don't walk in wellies.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 07:11
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Wellies? Well now, there are sheep on the local commons. And I am partly Welsh...
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Old 23rd May 2020, 11:20
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Wonder what the weather is like in WA? We have had some poor excuse for rain this morning which will do no good. Are we being set up for a damp and cold summer?
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Old 23rd May 2020, 15:36
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The weather, Mr Optimistic? Today was beautiful ... sunny, 27 degrees, calm. Tomorrow, well in about 12 hours actually, things will get ... interesting.

Bureau of Meteorology - Western Australia Severe Weather Warning 1

Everything that needs to be secured has been done, All I have to do now is sit tight and wait to see what happens.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 17:00
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Interesting. Hopefully over cautious. On the map there is a region Great Southern. Can I ask, Great Southern what?
Think I'll pop over to google Earth and motor round Exmouth to see how it compares.


Edit: Hmm, it's a bit red.

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Old 23rd May 2020, 20:30
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Who has hoarded all the risotto rice ??

Can't buy it for love nor money this week !!
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Old 23rd May 2020, 20:54
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All the best, Bluey. I have some members of my extended family in the area. Beautiful city. Will be following this weather with interest.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 21:09
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On the map there is a region Great Southern. Can I ask, Great Southern what?
The Great Southern Region.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_...ern_Australia)
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