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Old 4th Jan 2021, 10:25
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BWSBoY6; Me too- thought I was in the wrong room. Some hard-liners on other threads also expressing humour. Crikey ! Good start to the New Year. But, JUMPCOMPLETE, yours reminded me of this ;

Brought up in Brighton, very cold Feb, Laker F/O. Looked at the Beeb and others & being a Met whizz, told my flock that I would not be back for a few days as we were going to get snowed in. Told by many & living experience suggested that we never got snow in Brighton but when we do, boy it snows. Met Office briefing at Gatters (good ole days & Good ole boy, ex Nav) with his charts, Tefygramms, Buys ballot gear & inevitable pipe being re-lit every twenty seconds, back to the window where it could be seen to start to snow. He was now on the return-leg briefing & I kept asking if it would snow. He became increasingly agitated at every interjection. It was now snowing very heavily I asked again ;"So, definitely no snow at LGW when we get back?". HIs left fist curled into a Mike Tyson threat, snarled & said, firmly; "looooook, for the last time-NO !" I invited him to look out of the window behind him, he did so, observed the ,now , huge flakes beautifully wafting down and settling to at least three inches on the sill and he said.................."F..K !" and bit off the end of his pipe .
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 10:42
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Originally Posted by longer ron View Post
- I am sure you realise what a wink or a smiley means,just like you might have some backlash in a Non Linear Gearbox .
I do not care what the Mail or any other newspaper/journalist says/prints (I do not read any of them).
You might want to back off a little on the ageist quips though mon ami,I know it is fashionable at the moment but it was the only reason I posted any reply to your post,our weather is what we get,definitely takes a brave man to predict UK weather.
Age is relative - there is almost always somebody older and somebody younger than yourself LOL
I can go on Saga holidays this year so am not a spring chicken. 😃
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 10:55
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Originally Posted by Non Linear Gear View Post
I can go on Saga holidays this year so am not a spring chicken. 😃
LOL - but that means you are relatively young
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:15
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I’d never go on a saga holiday, they are for old people - which by definition is at least 10 years older than me...
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:32
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Saga holidays are aimed at the 50's onwards! must book one asap!!!
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 11:48
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Ah, I well remember that nippy morning when the wind blew down from the Urals and the temperature dipped to -56C. T'was chilly that day!
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:00
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I think most cars sold in the UK in the latter part of the 20th Century came with some form of all season tyres as standard, and that's what tyre fitters used to supply as default replacements. Then everything came with summer tyres as standard and it was quite difficult to find an all season tyre that would fit. My tame tyre fitter was happy to fit Michelin CrossClimates to the rear of my previous car, swapping the existing summer rears to the front to replace a worn out pair. I replaced all the tyres on my current car to CrossClimates about a year ago. The advantage of the CrossClimates is that they are accepted as 'Winter' tyres in those parts of Europe that require them during the winter.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:18
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Originally Posted by longer ron View Post
LOL - but that means you are relatively young
Older the tosh journalist that wrote that weather story. 🤣🤣🤣
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Originally Posted by LowNSlow View Post
Ah, I well remember that nippy morning when the wind blew down from the Urals and the temperature dipped to -56C. T'was chilly that day!
Bit colder than the Met Man at Gut that told us the screen temp at Gut that morning had been -27 C. However Airman's dark blue shirt, V neck jumper, old dirty Mac raincoat and DMS shoes wasn't exactly arctic survival gear. Never been colder on a walk to work. Bruggen at that time had said wear suitable Civvy skiwear jackets and boots. Possibly the most common sense diversion of SSO's one saw in one's career.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:29
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
Id never go on a saga holiday, they are for old people - which by definition is at least 10 years older than me...
So I have been informed. Would be like walking around Eastbourne when my youngest was checking out the Uni there. I should have been wearing school shorts.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:44
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East Anglia - were the land sweeps from the valleys to the plateaus inches above....
There is the odd cliff that if one wanted to throw oneself off, gravity would ensure deceleration would induce death. Highest point is just outside Cromer for Norfolk and manages over 100 metres. Not Beachy Head mind.. No wonder that is suicide central with Eastbourne being next to it.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:53
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So when is this cold blast scheduled to happen? Its just I'm looking at the long range forecast and it seems fine to me.

BREAKING NEWS: Weather expected to do something in next fortnight!!
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 12:55
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Originally Posted by Boeing Jet View Post
Saga holidays are aimed at the 50's onwards! must book one asap!!!
I wouldn't be seen dead on a Saga holiday.

Semi-seriously though, who here would consider going on holiday with a bunch of whingeing old crusties? That's why you go on holiday abroad in the first place.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 13:29
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ne'er cast a clout till May is out
Agreed, as in May meaning May blossom, another name for Hawthorn.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 13:31
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So when is this cold blast scheduled to happen? Its just I'm looking at the long range forecast and it seems fine to me.

BREAKING NEWS: Weather expected to do something in next fortnight!!

Its probably not going to happen now. My car has its snow tyres fitted and its been a week already.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 13:37
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I'll go and disinter my never used snow shovel* from the shed - that's should be the clincher.

*I bought it from Clas Ohlson at the end of another snow-free winter 10 years ago - I forget what I paid but it wasn't much at all and I had a brand new shed to fill up with junk!
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 14:12
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So when is this cold blast scheduled to happen? Its just I'm looking at the long range forecast and it seems fine to me.

BREAKING NEWS: Weather expected to do something in next fortnight!!
Matt, the BBC forecaster mentions the westeries kicking in next week. Maybe his weather modelling computer looks at Jetstream projections. Rain, a bit of wind and milder. Mail Fails again.
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Originally Posted by ShyTorque View Post
Agreed, as in May meaning May blossom, another name for Hawthorn.
End of Feburary then.
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Old 4th Jan 2021, 16:11
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as in “May” meaning May blossom, another name for Hawthorn
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That is one interpretation but one has to be cautious with 'interpretations'.
I always urge caution with predicting UK weather anyway.
I have 'sunbathed' in shirtsleeves in December,but I have also seen snow in June (in the south of england)

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Old 4th Jan 2021, 16:36
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OAPs and the Express

Pausing from dusting the frames of pictures depicting Merrie Olde England hunting scenes she cautiously pulled back the net curtain for the umpteenth time.
She surveyed the scene outside of a damp Thatcher Avenue. "There's a flurry of snow out there George."
George, slightly irritated as he was just nodding off replied. "Is there Gaye?"
Feeling compelled to have to look himself he took his feet off the pouffe and rose stiffly from his beige wing chair. He paused to brush the Rich Tea biscuit crumbs off his chest. "Oh George! I only hoovered here here this morning." She tut tutted.

Sliding his thermally socked feet into a pair of old, worn sheepskin lined slippers he glanced down. There on the occasional table where he keeps his reading glasses and tablets was todays' Daily Express. The bold headline read. The Beast from the East Returns, Arctic conditions forecast for weeks ahead.

George wearily shuffled over to the window, a white transit drove by. Bits of frozen rain dropped to the ground and melted. Not the gaily dancing fluffy snowflakes he was expecting, he felt slightly depressed. He had visions of battling his way through snowdrifts and blizzards to get his Covid jab at the local surgery. The surgery where the receptionist cannot pronounce his surname correctly. Mr Gamble she calls me, it's Gambol. And the GP, he's from India or somewhere, he speaks good English though.

"You'd better put on an extra cardi." said Gaye, "The one with the patches on the elbow, it's in the airing cupboard, here I'll fetch it for you."

George wandered back to his chair and sat down. An image of himself manfully shoveling the snow from the path came to mind. Then he remembered he broke the shovel when they buried the budgie in the back garden. He felt slightly more depressed.

Gaye returned with his cardi, a cup of tea and Rich Tea biscuits. "Well at least we're out of the Common Market now." said Gaye.

That cheered George up.
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