Can Someone Please Have a Word with God…

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Postby Mick F » 31 Jan 2019, 7:42pm

Mick F wrote:Daughter1 is home. Car left in Camelford town centre. Police have closed the A39.

She's home. She's a teacher at the senior school and there's children there that have to stay overnight. Daughter1 thinks she'll be snowed in overnight and tomorrow.

Mick F wrote:Daughter2 is only four or five miles west from home, and the traffic is at a standstill.
She's made it home too, and with her car as well.

Nowt here now.
All gone, just chilly and damp.
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Postby PDQ Mobile » 31 Jan 2019, 11:02pm

Mick F wrote:I was up and about just before 6am.
First thing I did was to go outside and see the frost by the light of the outside lights. Temp was +1degC
By 7.30, it was raining and the temp was up to +3degC.
Rain gone now, and it's +4degC and cloudy, but I understand that the temp will drop quite a bit by lunchtime and we may get some snow this afternoon.
I remain to be convinced.

Oh ye of little faith (in the Met Office)!
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Postby brynpoeth » 1 Feb 2019, 5:52am

Sometimes I think that God is working to a plan
Other times I fear that he is im-pro-vising, discordant and remote
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Have you thought of moving to a country with different weather, while you still can?
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Postby Oldjohnw » 1 Feb 2019, 7:43am

Have you thought of moving to a country with different weather, while you still can?


American mid-West?
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Postby fossala » 1 Feb 2019, 8:26am

Headed off to work this morning on my bike. Got to the top of Penpillick hill and two cars where abandoned, the road was covered in ice. Rang work and turned around to go home. I've never descended Penpillick hill so slowly. Rather annoying ringing work as I only started there two weeks ago.

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Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2019, 9:08am

Snow everywhere(?) except here. The snow that did fall, thawed, then overnight has frozen.
Black ice out there now. 1degC.
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Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2019, 9:22am

Despite the "arctic" weather, spring has sprung and baby rabbits are out and about.
Nellie, our hunter cat, has obviously eaten one in the kitchen overnight. A couple of small bits of pelt left on the doormat tell the story.

She can get through a rabbit or two a day as the spring and summer progress.
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Postby fossala » 1 Feb 2019, 9:39am

Mick F wrote:Snow everywhere(?) except here. The snow that did fall, thawed, then overnight has frozen.
Black ice out there now. 1degC.

It's not too bad in Par, when I rang work in Bodmin they said the roads are awful. As I said it was pretty poor at the top of Penpillick. Son's school (Fowey) is closed today.

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Postby al_yrpal » 1 Feb 2019, 9:49am

Nothing moving here on the edge of the Chilterns, a good 3 inches. Penpillick Hill with ice Aaagh! Skiddery Hill in Lostwithiel is no doubt living up to its name. Arent we lucky this sort of thing doesnt happen too often?

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Postby al_yrpal » 1 Feb 2019, 10:07am

al_yrpal wrote:Nothing moving here on the edge of the Chilterns, a good 4 inches. Penpillick Hill with ice Aaagh! Skiddery Hill in Lostwithiel is no doubt living up to its name. Arent we lucky this sort of thing doesnt happen too often?

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Postby Ryan1967 » 1 Feb 2019, 10:18am

Worse thing is the ice for me!, it is like trying to skate with a bike!, my tyres are probably due a change just to get more grip!

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Postby Ryan1967 » 1 Feb 2019, 10:19am

Best thing about this morning was waiting behind a car with the exhaust fumes keeping me warm :lol:

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Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2019, 10:54am

fossala wrote:It's not too bad in Par, when I rang work in Bodmin they said the roads are awful. As I said it was pretty poor at the top of Penpillick. Son's school (Fowey) is closed today.
Looking at the news websites this morning, I found this:
https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/1 ... e-to-snow/
Fowey not listed.
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Postby fossala » 1 Feb 2019, 11:04am

Mick F wrote:
fossala wrote:It's not too bad in Par, when I rang work in Bodmin they said the roads are awful. As I said it was pretty poor at the top of Penpillick. Son's school (Fowey) is closed today.
Looking at the news websites this morning, I found this:
https://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/1 ... e-to-snow/
Fowey not listed.

Fowey River Academy's website says it is.
https://foweyriveracademy.org.uk/2019/0 ... -february/

So does piratefm's website
https://www.piratefm.co.uk/schools/cornwall/

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Postby Mick F » 1 Feb 2019, 11:22am

Why can't we have a joined-up news system?
Don't they talk to each other?

As for schools .........
Coads Green primary school yesterday, one little lad had to go home with his teacher for the night due to his parents not being able to get out to collect him. :cry:

Camelford senior school last evening had pupils staying the night, and fish and chips were supplied! :D
https://peckishfishandchips.co.uk
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