36 hours

36 hours was the longest I’ve been away from home for I cannot remember how long and last night was apparently the coldest UK day for many years. I have known colder but in counties that were far more  used to cold (and heat), any weather event that takes England out of its fairly narrow comfort zone and seems to plunge the whole country into chaos (if you believe the press, radio and TV – I guess it makes foe easy copy for the deadline driven news teams. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/the-mint is working but nothing interesting to see – the pigeons have disappeared, guess they have found somewhere warmer  to huddle and crap on. The sparrows are flitting around and the I can hear the odd crow. Idle sort of day today – give myself the benefit of the doubt and attribute it to weekend recovery. Very cold outside and getting colder. Lots of excitement about expected snow but I don’t think we’ll see much until the morning http://www.raintoday.co.uk/ shows the approach but looks as though most of it will be dumped on the East Midlands. Some excitement tomorrow, expecting a Virgin person in the afternoon with the 50Mb router – will be interesting to note the improvement although of course I don’t at present have enough computing power to use it all. http://uksnowmap.com/ also seems to be accurate so far and provides an interesting way of actual reports from around the UK.

Another day, no snow so far which is a Good Thing as I am expecting two different people today. Mildly excited about the 50Mb upgrade – will be very interesting to see how much my bandwidth has improved.  http://www.speedtest.net/ shows nearly 20Mb down and almost 2Mb up which is pretty good; see  http://www.speedtest.net/result/1051022948.png, hopefully will be able to post an illustrative update some time later today. Very still with light snizzle at the moment, wish I had an outside max/min thermometer, but I think I can manage without. Not getting going at all today but guess that it’s down to the drongoid effects of the Seroquel. I have at least tidied beneath the desk so that the Virgin person can do whatever s/ he needs to install the new modem/router. Wonder which one I’ll get? Also will need more computer power but the more I look at http://www.ebuyer.com/, the less I know 🙂 Virgin just ‘phoned to say that he is on his way (expecting a second call when his satnav does not actually get him here).


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6 Responses to 36 hours

  1. John Blackburn says:

    Never believe the meeja. A right bunch of tossers. If they lived in West Cumbria (surely the coldest place in the UK) or even West Yorks (by now we’d have had four weeks of freezing weather) they might KNOW……

  2. titflasher says:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the snow today – been out and about in it, pronked about my friend’s garden, feeding her birds and acting like a child and then made a snow cat on my bin! Two of the cats romped about in the snow almost as if they had missed it (not two who normally run about), some of the others ventured out and came back in, preferring the warmth to the novelty. Two looked outside and went straight back to sleep lol! Said this before but will again- so glad you had a good weekend!

    • warriet says:

      Thank you! Glad you’ve been having a fun day – snow is quite rare in London – and that at least some of your cats did too. No snow here, a little light snizzle this morning, now just cold. dark and damp: about right for the last day of November?

  3. titflasher says:

    How weird – would have thought you would get snow before London. Oh dear, I am sorry :-(. Its still snowign lightly and apparently will continue on and off tomorrow. Not half as much as last year, but still enough to make me smile.

    • warriet says:

      Weird indeed, this part of the world seems to be between the fronts that according to the news, are blanketing the whole country. (typical Londonism – it’s snowed there ergo the whole country must be feet deep in the stuff. Glad there’s enough to make you smile, have people been panic buying milk and bread?

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