Thursday, 1 March 2018

Crisis, what crisis?

We're feeling a bit left out here.

     
I remember being at their now famous 1977 gig at the Royal Albert Hall - eek, that was an awful lot of decades ago - damn good evening though!


But being left out of the current weather "situation" is quite alright, thank you, it makes a wonderful change for West Cumbria NOT to be bearing the brunt of whatever extreme weather event is thrashing the country.  In the last ten years we've had floods, landslides, road closures, bridge collapses and goodness knows what else so it is quite a relief to have barely an inch of snow in the garden.







I popped down to Cockermouth this morning to get some veggies and more milk before panic buying sets in and the media tell us we're all about to starve, and apart from the car telling me it was zero degrees outside, it could have been any 'normal' wintery morning.  Daisy is not wildly impressed with wind-blown snowflakes in the face when we take her out, but she has managed a couple of token zoomies round the lawn.

Right now, our old girl definitely has the right idea:















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    1. Take care, the forecast for Devon and the South West sounds horrible. X

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    2. It’s stopped for the moment. We’ll see what the night has in store. Enough snow already to make it clear what the deer get up to when my back is turned.. right across the hellebores!

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  2. We now have snow down here, started about one this afternoon, does look nice. I have no plans to go out.

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    1. Hi Marlene, hope you stay nice and warm. Hampshire roads are no fun when the weather is iffy.

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  3. It's horrible here just now. Main roads are ok, side streets driveable with care but the bitterly cold wind is horrendous. I think I'll join Daisy if you don't mind :)

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    1. Eunice, I would say you’re welcome to join Daisy but she’s currently completely spread out in front of the fire occupying all of her memory foam bed. I suppose you could lay on the carpet!! Take care, sounds like your conditions are considerably worse than ours.

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  4. Uh! You've definitely not got as much as others, especially if you take a peek at Kate's photo. Looks like about as much as we used to get in Batlow, when we lived there. Stay warm & safe, as I'm sure that Spring is just waiting around the corner. Huggles. xxx

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    1. You’re right Susan, apart from the bitterly cold easterly wind, this is nothing out of the ordinary. However, travel a few miles east (say, just as far as the other side of Keswick) and it is a completely different matter.

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  5. Daisy looks so comfy in those photos. After your earthquake you deserve to remain snow free 😉. We’re buried in the stuff right now, a very rare occurrence. No one is going out tomorrow as there’s more to come ❄️☃️😲

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    1. You are right, we have had quite enough excitement for one week! As I topped up the veg supplies this morning then I don’t need to shop for at least a week . . . And clearly I cannot garden so maybe I will get some quilting done, although the massive Spring Clean that is taking place in my office might derail sewing a bit.

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  6. Oh Daisy - what are you dreaming of while your tongue hangs out :P.

    You seem to have got away with the weather - lucky you, like you say - you normally get hit. The wind is blowing up the snow into rather large drifts blocking the roads and causing loads of accidents. Any more earthquakes recently? keep warm and keep safe xx

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    1. No idea what Madam was dreaming about, but she was very soundly asleep.

      Hope you don’t have to go out in the next couple of days, the snow is so wonderfully dry and fluffy that we could see some huge drifts tomorrow. It is blowing an absolute hooley here at present, I am very glad we’re not on the other side of the Pennines.

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  7. Freezing winds but my family in the snowy areas say it's cold, snowy but not unexpected for winter. My policeman brother is trying to decide which of my nephews they're eating first - it's keeping two snow crazy kids under control. :-)

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    1. Oh, well that all sounds OK. If the Emergency Services are resorting to canibalism then we know the zombie apocalyse cannot be far behind. 🧟‍♂️

      I assume the alien invasion has been put back until visibilty is better at Glasgow Airport 👽 🤖

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    1. Thanks m'dear. Hope all is well your side of the Pond.

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    1. First day of Spring yesterday, haha! The wind is icy cold and we have snow but no heating. Will get on to defrosting the outside pipe once it gets light. Stay safe and warm, move over Daisy :) I love her little tongue poking out, I won't take it personally though :-)

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    2. No heating !?!?! Good grief, after all your boiler troubles earlier in the year, I am so sorry, will go and have a look at your blog. Take care. xx

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  10. We have been somewhere in the middle. More than you but not as much as many. It's windy and cold though,

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    1. Hi Sue, very windy here too. Much warmer - there are small bits of ice on the ponds starting to thaw, but the wind is strong and bitterly cold.

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  11. Delighted to see that all's well with you up there. I'm with Daisy!!

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    1. Thanks Chris, so you want to sleep on the sofa all day, your tongue hanging out with a bit of dribble drying on your chin?

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