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Batten doon the hatches!

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by weepiper, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Nutters!! Heels + ice = :eek:

    I have taken to wearing my CAT boots to work because they're warm and sturdy and useful when's one liftshare parks in a humungous puddle in the works carpark :D
     
  2. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Yes, a lot of them had gone for a skite on their arses! :D
     
  3. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    The bad weather does not seem to have put-off the Northfield Choir carol singers - who at this very moment are absolutely murdering Once in Royal David's City!
     
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  4. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Yeah, being taken down :D

    Will they put them up again or not bother?
     
  5. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    They just showed some massive waves crashing over walls on BBC :cool:
     
  6. Ich bin ein Mod

    Ich bin ein Mod does his make up in his room

    Edinburgh hasn't been too bad. I've played football in worse.
     
  7. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Tell that to Hibs who broke off training in East Lothian this morning :D
     
  8. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    The council are real stingy bastards and more or less bankrupt anyway, so it wouldn't surprise me if they do their best to magick-up some "health & safety" excuse to avoid the cost of repairing/replacing them!
     
  9. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Still, at least they're better than Brixton's decorations :D
     
  10. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    Tornado earlier in Glasgow

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  11. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    :eek::cool:

    Did it do any serious damage?
     
  12. Fedayn

    Fedayn Diffidati con noi

    £5million of improvements in Airdrie!
     
  13. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I have just been informed that one of my elderly neighbour's garden gnomes has been blown away. I am not going to join the search party.

    So long as it ain't been blown into my garden, all is fine - if it has, it will get sledgehammered and a shallow grave! :mad:
     
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  14. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Anti-homelessness stud.

    It's all gone still and quiet again here. To be honest, we had worse winds here a few months ago without the fuss and school closures.
     
  15. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Quiet here too, temperature is dropping though. I wonder what tomorrow will bring?
     
  16. OneStrike

    OneStrike Well-Known Member

    For anyone who hasn't seen it yet

     
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  17. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley Yer maw

     
  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

  19. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    WOWZERS! :eek: :cool:
     
  20. sheothebudworths

    sheothebudworths Up the bum - no babies!!!

    :D

    'OMG, TRAMPOLINE! TRAMPOLINE! OMG!'
     
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  21. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Went all quiet later last night an a bright, crisp but not icy start this morning.

    Got to work and found one of the old roads through the site closed - A big old tree was taped-off and the by the way the section of wall beside it was bulging, I reckon it must have nearly toppled last night! :eek:
     
  22. equationgirl

    equationgirl Nothing to see here, move along...

    Nothing eventful here today, just cold. Spent the morning looking at and discussing pictures of turbines en flambe.
     
  23. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    OH

    MY

    GOD

    i still have not recovered from the journey through hell yesterday......

    First mistake - thinking it was ok to leave Dundee at 9.30, still relatively calm and trains running on time.

    By the time I got to Perth, only about 50 minutes later things started going tits up. waited there an hour more than I expected, but was told I should still get muy connection because everything was 'running late'.

    The next part of the journey took more thantwice the time it should - trees on line, power failures, landslides - you name it....

    by the time I got to Inverness i already knew that not only were there no trains to Kyle but the road had been closed by the police.

    Also there was no mobile signal.

    But as I had no idea how I was getting home that was immaterial.

    Scotrail staff were shit tbh - I ended up bumming a lift on a private bus with staff and pupild from Plockton HIgh School (all darlings)

    The drive between Inverness was an absolute nightmare - I was sitting immediately behind teh driver - we had tostop twice while a mechanical grabber wrenched trees from teh road - the snow was horizontal - I know we narrowly avoided going off the road at least 3 times - at one point the police closed the main road and the coach had to follow a tiny single track ropad for 10 miles...

    When I got to Kyle I still had no idea how to contact my husband. I went into a bar - the Islander-

    here is the positive - I have never been in such a TOP bar with lovely people and great craic - they let me use the landline (and refused any money). I had to have several gin and tonics to cheer myself up like.

    eventually mr mania turned up - he had driven to Kyle and back twice (2oo miles) - for most of that time the Skye bridge was shut - only the second time ever for ordinary cars.

    I am still in shock - and i have to go to Edinburgh this Friday :(

    I just want to bury under a duvet and die....
     
  24. weepiper

    weepiper eb slootly non verbal

    :eek: penni! :( that sounds terrifying
     
  25. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    It was :(

    but my fault _ I could have easily stayed in Dundee - was worried that I would lose out on my rail ticket.

    Shan't make that mistake again - am still reliving some of the swoops and swerves on the coach. :(

    OH YES

    it's snowing here again - winter 2011 - bring it on - not :(

    mr mania and I actually talked about emigrating -the very last thing I thought I'd EVER do :(
     
  26. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    sorry about excessive 'teh' use:(

    genuine typo :(
     
  27. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    Bloody hell! Get yourself under that duvet.
     
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  28. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    Am cheering myself up with a little hiphop on BBC 4

    never fails for the aging rocker :D
     
  29. quimcunx

    quimcunx christmas miracles ain't all that

    Just finished. 99 problems.
     
  30. pennimania

    pennimania still dre and drooling

    99 problems

    but the skye bridge is only one of them :D
     

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