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Batten doon the hatches!

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

  1. equationgirl

    equationgirl I can bend, I can break, I can shift, I can shake

    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 I can bend, I can break, I can shift, I can shake

    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 Listening to Ken Boothe

    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 Listening to Ken Boothe

    £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 Frightful hobgoblin

    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 I can bend, I can break, I can shift, I can shake

    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 R+L=J

     
  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx Anne Boleyn's sixth finger

  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 I can bend, I can break, I can shift, I can shake

    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 Jock under the bed

    :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 Anne Boleyn's sixth finger

    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 Anne Boleyn's sixth finger

    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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