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  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,248
    The wind seems to have dropped here. It's forecasting 50mph plus rain all day though so I'm hiding indoors. Hopefully replacing hub bearings if tools arrive.

    Went to bed at a sensible time last night because I was tired, and I've woken up early as a result.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,313
    edited 9 February
    Morning, Work then drinky poo,s with OH tonight for a change. Hoping neighbours tree gets blown down across his garden today, been asking him to sort it for years as damaging garden wall. 40ft plus should sort his shed out and possibly reach his back door. Come on storm Ciara do your worst please.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,733
    Morning, wind and rain here, just walked tigger it’s wild to say the least, no cycling today well only on Eurosport
    Have a good day
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,545
    Morning All,

    60mph gusts here apparently in the wild and woolly South East. Total damage so far is that our old Christmas tree which was in a pot on the patio has blown over. Also the hounds don't seem to keen to go outside although they are a bit soft.

    May go get a haircut later and head for the supermarket as it'll probably be a bit quieter than normal.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,199
    not that windy so far, i've ridden over windier volcanoes, compensated for lack of ride by having extra coffee and a biccy
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,059
    Windy as hell here in Shropshire, walk in the woods with branches dropping constantly was entertaining.

    Kept lounge log burner going from last night so I imagine chilling will be done. But first a walk in the open fields with the family.

    Pub later
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,310 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Bit blowy here, but not too bad. Fairly lazy day on the cards. Need to see the old dear and take girl child to see someone about maths tutoring, good way of earning a bit of extra cash for her.
    Cleaned the bike yesterday as it was caked in crud, but we all knew the storm was coming so you can’t blame me. Shifting has improved and the bike should be a fair bit lighter.
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,665
    Power went here about half nine. Power line for us comes via the woods so probably been taken out by some trees coming down. Its a working wood so usually its pretty clear but likely some pine's have snapped.
    Dog walked early before dawn it was OK but shes now hiding under a blanket, fireworks don't bother her, the wind does?
    Currently running off a mix of solar, USB power packs and the fact I have gas. Saving the solar an some candles for when it gets dark.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,313
    Stuck at work running around with don't go there tape where the roof panels have come down. Seems to be a lot of carnage around us at the minute. Sadly not the neighbours tree yet
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,700
    Windy as.... in Staffordshire.
    Cannock Chase closed so area is a crudder free zone.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,248
    step83 said:

    Power went here about half nine. Power line for us comes via the woods so probably been taken out by some trees coming down. Its a working wood so usually its pretty clear but likely some pine's have snapped.

    Felling Might've exposed some trees that haven't seen the wind before. You see it all the time at llandegla, never had any fallen trees until Hayden started cutting them down :wink:


  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,310 Lives Here
    They’ve shut Richmond Park and other royal parks due to risk of falling trees. There’s a hilarious thread on the local Next Door forum with some tool getting all uppity about it. He described it as a bit of wilderness, said the dangers add to the frisson. What a fool, if the ‘dangers’ of a park get him hard I think he may need to live a little more.
    Hope you get power back soon Step.
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,368
    sounds like there are trees down blocking roads about here so not going anywhere, might escape to the pub later for safety :)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,313
    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,248
    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.

    The main road by me is shut due to flooding. It floods when there's even the lightest of drizzle these days so I reckon they're just making a point about something this time.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,545

    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.
    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

    Yay, booked late summer holiday in Portugal for early September as we're no longer slaves to the school holidays :smile:
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,208

    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.
    It may fall his way.

    Good time to go to Portugal. Where are you going?

    Very windy here. No damage but the wind exposed unknown leaks in the conservatory.

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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,310 Lives Here
    We were going to book a holiday tonight, found a place we like the look of. Glad we didn’t, just been offered a very nice villa in Tuscany that would normally be way beyond our budget.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,700
    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.
    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

    Yay, booked late summer holiday in Portugal for early September as we're no longer slaves to the school holidays :smile:

    We're off to Portugal in June. Amazing really, as not long ago people were warning that there would be no flights to the EU.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,545
    pinno said:

    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.
    It may fall his way.

    Good time to go to Portugal. Where are you going?

    Very windy here. No damage but the wind exposed unknown leaks in the conservatory.

    First week of September when the schools go back. So cheaper and no screaming kids when we get there. Double win.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,545

    Stevo_666 said:

    oxoman said:

    Lots of trees down around me and a few without power, and still my bloody neighbours tree is standing. Roof at work just about hanging on in places.

    Sounds like the tree needs some help on its way.
    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.

    Yay, booked late summer holiday in Portugal for early September as we're no longer slaves to the school holidays :smile:

    We're off to Portugal in June. Amazing really, as not long ago people were warning that there would be no flights to the EU.
    And that none of us would have jobs so we wouldn't be able to afford to go either.
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  • LongshotLongshot Posts: 935
    Stevo_666 said:



    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.


    Thank you for bringing a smile to my face on a Monday morning.

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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,545
    Longshot said:

    Stevo_666 said:



    Nuke it from orbit, it's the only way to be sure.


    Thank you for bringing a smile to my face on a Monday morning.

    One of my favourite movie quotes, although I was trying to lift the mood on Sunday eve :)
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