monday's internal momenta are undetermined

'ning

lazy start, cafe, webex, then off to euroland, lounge in lounge until train time, hope the wine trolley is prompt
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,334
    Morning, rain sleet and strong winds again, I’m pleased I have some decorating to do
    Have a good day, be careful outside
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 6,831
    Morning, at work wishing I wasn't. Suspect I have the start of some weird Chinese lager flu. Throat feels like I've been drinking bleach. Oh well, 1.day left on shift after today.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602
    edited 10 February
    Had put off cycling in this morning as it was forecast to still have strong winds today. Nothing of the bloody sort - and clear skies. Hmph. Tomorrow it is then.

    Work will involve dealing with a [email protected] on the continent who has been ignoring our requests for long enough then chucked his toys out of the pram when we copied people in to show up his bad attitude and incompetence.
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  • 'ning
    Lovely weather here, bit of a breeze and clear blue skies. I suspect the wind will pick up again during the day.
    No bike for me today either as it's hard enough bunny hopping potholes/small dogs so the odd tree might be asking a bit much.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 17,813
    WFH which is nice for a Monday. Later we are off to see Adam hills - should be good
  • step83step83 Posts: 3,522
    Morning, electric came back on around 10PM. Still quite blustery decided to walk in similar to Thistle, to much debris about need a few days for it to go away.
    Only bonus was the morning dog walk, Ella must have thought she was in heaven the about of branches to choose from.
    Todays plan mainly involves me on the phone to companies about why their software doesn't appear to work properly. Should be interesting.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,374
    Partner's cousin arrived last evening for a 10 day visit. Lovely woman really, but could talk underwater with a mouthful of marbles, and a lot of it makes little to no sense to us at all, although apparently it should.

    Add in that she's spectacularly gullible when it comes to internet conspiracy theories and I suspect the next week or so will be a challenge. I escaped to the relative serenity of the tractor mower at full noise sans earmuffs for a couple of hours at least.

    Drinks were early and frequent this evening as a result.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,891
    wine trolley has delivered

    just noticed tony robinson sitting across the aisle with cameraman and eurominder, if i end up in shot i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602
    step83 said:

    Morning, electric came back on around 10PM. Still quite blustery decided to walk in similar to Thistle, to much debris about need a few days for it to go away.
    Only bonus was the morning dog walk, Ella must have thought she was in heaven the about of branches to choose from.

    It was stick city in the park yesterday afternoon for us. Junior hound tried his luck dragging bits of branches that were clearly way too big for him while senior hound got a shock when a falling stick whacked him on the tail.
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,382
    Back to the grind after a week in the Tyrol. It rained, snowed, sunshined and blew gales, all except the firs were expected.

    Next one needs to be at higher altitude me thinks.
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,522
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:

    Morning, electric came back on around 10PM. Still quite blustery decided to walk in similar to Thistle, to much debris about need a few days for it to go away.
    Only bonus was the morning dog walk, Ella must have thought she was in heaven the about of branches to choose from.

    It was stick city in the park yesterday afternoon for us. Junior hound tried his luck dragging bits of branches that were clearly way too big for him while senior hound got a shock when a falling stick whacked him on the tail.
    Not just mine then, shes small but very thickly set but you have to question their thinking when they try lugging a branch they can barely get their jaws round.
    Gave her a chunk of Beech which she proudly brought home then dropped on my foot.

    Office is a buzz of activity now the new Merc has dropped, people thinking it was the actual 2020 car, turns out its not.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602
    step83 said:


    Office is a buzz of activity now the new Merc has dropped, people thinking it was the actual 2020 car, turns out its not.

    What's that then, a prototype of the new C class?
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602

    Back to the grind after a week in the Tyrol. It rained, snowed, sunshined and blew gales, all except the firs were expected.

    Next one needs to be at higher altitude me thinks.

    Decent skiing?
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  • step83step83 Posts: 3,522
    Stevo_666 said:

    step83 said:


    Office is a buzz of activity now the new Merc has dropped, people thinking it was the actual 2020 car, turns out its not.

    What's that then, a prototype of the new C class?
    No the new F1 car, merc threw some images online of the new livery, looks like a mid season spec car with late season front wing. shows the sponsors more clearly, all boring.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,382
    Stevo_666 said:

    Back to the grind after a week in the Tyrol. It rained, snowed, sunshined and blew gales, all except the firs were expected.

    Next one needs to be at higher altitude me thinks.

    Decent skiing?
    It was OK but as I said one day (Monday) we had rain so had to stay on the very highest lifts, the next two brought much colder temps and wind so they closed 80% of the mountain meaning everyone who dared to venture out was packed into a much smaller area. Thursday and Friday were very good days though however it was a very icy snow pack.

    One thing I did learn from watching Ski Sunday last night is that at lower altitude snow absorbs more moisture meaning lower resorts tend to suffer with bad snow if it warms, Kitzbuhel being at 760m did just that.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,094 Lives Here
    Stevo_666 said:

    Had put off cycling in this morning as it was forecast to still have strong winds today. Nothing of the bloody sort - and clear skies. Hmph.

    Lightweight. I thought with the parks being shut the traffic would be bad enough to warrant cycling, traffic was bad and the wind made it harder work than normal. But I didn't get blown off.
    I went to Kitzbuhel many years ago, the ski guide took us up to just below the start of the Hahnenkam. Fook me that's steep! With powder snow on it and just riding across it we could barely stay upright. People laughed at the Bell brothers for being a bit rubbish, but they came out of that start gate and pushed off down an almost vertical wall of sheet ice. Bigger cojones than me by a very large factor.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,382
    The Strief isn't that bad to be honest, at least not at the speed your average holiday skier skis at.

    It was bad when we went though which was one week after race day when they inject the pack with water so it freezes overnight to form a very hard icy surface so it doesn't get cut up by the racers. Plus the resort have at least two warm/freeze cycles to contend with.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602

    Stevo_666 said:

    Back to the grind after a week in the Tyrol. It rained, snowed, sunshined and blew gales, all except the firs were expected.

    Next one needs to be at higher altitude me thinks.

    Decent skiing?
    It was OK but as I said one day (Monday) we had rain so had to stay on the very highest lifts, the next two brought much colder temps and wind so they closed 80% of the mountain meaning everyone who dared to venture out was packed into a much smaller area. Thursday and Friday were very good days though however it was a very icy snow pack.

    One thing I did learn from watching Ski Sunday last night is that at lower altitude snow absorbs more moisture meaning lower resorts tend to suffer with bad snow if it warms, Kitzbuhel being at 760m did just that.
    I've always avoided low altitude resorts like the plague, especially as we used to do a lot of early or late season stuff. Even before anyone knew about Global warming you could have a censored ski holiday by going low.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,627
    sungod said:

    ...i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt

    Nice try SG.

    Rough here - wind, rain, sleet, snow and no signs of easing.

    The cat is not amused. He's even less amused because I chucked the mangled remains of a mouse in the wood burner.

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  • pinno said:

    sungod said:

    ...i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt

    The cat is not amused. He's even less amused because I chucked the mangled remains of a mouse in the wood burner.

    Trying to teach him that us
    civilised animals prefer their meat cooked?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602

    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    ...i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt

    The cat is not amused. He's even less amused because I chucked the mangled remains of a mouse in the wood burner.

    Trying to teach him that us
    civilised animals prefer their meat cooked?
    I hear SG likes steak tartare.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602

    Stevo_666 said:

    Had put off cycling in this morning as it was forecast to still have strong winds today. Nothing of the bloody sort - and clear skies. Hmph.

    Lightweight. I thought with the parks being shut the traffic would be bad enough to warrant cycling, traffic was bad and the wind made it harder work than normal. But I didn't get blown off.
    Glad I didn't as it was biblical rain on the way back. Will have a breezy pedal tomorrow.
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 17,813
    We had ferkin snow earlier - lots of fun in the eco car
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 6,831
    Yep, glad I drove in gusty drive home would have been lethal riding for me. Also aftermath of afternoon blizzard would have made it even more interesting, glad i wimped out. Steak tartare food of the gods if done properly.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,891
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    ...i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt

    The cat is not amused. He's even less amused because I chucked the mangled remains of a mouse in the wood burner.

    Trying to teach him that us
    civilised animals prefer their meat cooked?
    I hear SG likes steak tartare.
    raw is best, otherwise one can't taste the blood
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602
    sungod said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    ...i'm the one wearing a hawaiian shirt

    The cat is not amused. He's even less amused because I chucked the mangled remains of a mouse in the wood burner.

    Trying to teach him that us
    civilised animals prefer their meat cooked?
    I hear SG likes steak tartare.
    raw is best, otherwise one can't taste the blood
    I used to like the stuff, but have been less keen after an unscheduled pit stop in a Parisian 'squat thrust' toilet following what appeared to be a nice steak tartare.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 11,891
    incubation time for food poisoning can be days, unless the tartare was all you ate in that time there seems little basis for establishing causal relationship

    maybe you ate some salad, that raw veg is really high risk
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 37,602
    sungod said:

    incubation time for food poisoning can be days, unless the tartare was all you ate in that time there seems little basis for establishing causal relationship

    maybe you ate some salad, that raw veg is really high risk

    T'was the day after as I recall. I also managed to miss a Eurostar home on account of some dodgy shellfish in a separate incident.

    Salad? Come on...
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 17,813
    Stevo_666 said:

    sungod said:

    incubation time for food poisoning can be days, unless the tartare was all you ate in that time there seems little basis for establishing causal relationship

    maybe you ate some salad, that raw veg is really high risk

    T'was the day after as I recall. I also managed to miss a Eurostar home on account of some dodgy shellfish in a separate incident.

    Salad? Come on...
    Salad is the marketing of food, looks pretty but adds absolutely nothing of value
  • pinnopinno Posts: 37,627
    edited 11 February
    Is this a cycling forum?
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