Tuesday, down with that sort of thing

Brr -4 according to various sources but I haven't got a proper external thermometer unless I jump in the car and switch the engine on, which is a bit silly.
Hopefully, this will improve the sledging conditions.

Will try and get the 944 (complete with working ABS pump you'll be pleased to know) to the welder bloke and then hopefully... for an MOT next week when it all goes mild and damp again.
seanoconn - gruagach craic!

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  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,394
    Cold, bloody cold. Could have wobbled in but a few side roads are still icy and didn’t fancy hike/skate a bike sections.

    Roll on Christmas 🥳
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Yep roll on Christmas

    This work thing isn’t fun
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    tlw1 said:

    Yep roll on Christmas

    This work thing isn’t fun

    + potato or whatever they say in Shropshire

    Seems warmer today, only 0 degrees. Not that I've been out yet.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,512
    'ning

    nippy stroll, about zero i think, snow mostly gone from streets, leaving the odd patch of ice to break the bones of the unwary

    feels like mince pie and coffee time

    glad to hear beans enjoys the snow
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    Yep roll on Christmas

    This work thing isn’t fun

    + potato or whatever they say in Shropshire

    Seems warmer today, only 0 degrees. Not that I've been out yet.
    It is warmer and it’s def potato here as we are in the golden triangle for growing potatoes apparently (says my farmer mate with a couple of planes and a helicopter - so assume he knows his stuff)
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    pinno said:

    Brr -4 according to various sources but I haven't got a proper external thermometer unless I jump in the car and switch the engine on, which is a bit silly.
    Hopefully, this will improve the sledging conditions.

    Will try and get the 944 (complete with working ABS pump you'll be pleased to know) to the welder bloke and then hopefully... for an MOT next week when it all goes mild and damp again.

    Not that long ago we were joking that the car might be ready before the next ice age. You might have just missed the deadline ;)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    tlw1 said:

    thistle_ said:

    tlw1 said:

    Yep roll on Christmas

    This work thing isn’t fun

    + potato or whatever they say in Shropshire

    Seems warmer today, only 0 degrees. Not that I've been out yet.
    It is warmer and it’s def potato here as we are in the golden triangle for growing potatoes apparently (says my farmer mate with a couple of planes and a helicopter - so assume he knows his stuff)
    Potatoes might just be a front for cocaine.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    Working from dining room again as it's still -3 in the cave. Dealing with lots of crapp from the Kingdom of Far Far Away and looking forward to knocking off for the year on Friday...
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Back in Northernshire after a weekend in London with the little kids.
    Sealife, Winter Wonderland, Shrek Adventure, London Eye, palace Trafalgar & Leicester square markets... etc...
    Pretty quiet on the work front, may send a few emails and stuff.
    Probably stick the tree up tonight.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    Welder bloke: in bed and crook.

    f*7*(%${ B%^&$£*~@ @:>?)*"£! ****** beep!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Bring it here, I'll get one of the lads to do it for you.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309

    Bring it here, I'll get one of the lads to do it for you.

    Yeah.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,292
    Afternoon folks,
    Another day in the orifice, managed a slow wobble in on the old MTB. Does that mean Seano is more sensible than me? I'm worried now, might have to revisit my life choices. Or does it mean he's just a big jessie? Actually wasn't too bad today, it was -4 Garmins in the park, I reckon that's about 0'C then. They've gritted most of the roads and the paths in the park so hardly any ice about, the old bike is easier to handle when it gets slippy and has flat pedals to facilitate panic mode. First aid course tomorrow and Thursday, might walk to that as it's less than a couple of miles.
    Onwards and upwards...
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,711

    ...the old bike is easier to handle when it gets slippy and has flat pedals to facilitate panic mode. First aid course tomorrow and Thursday...

    I like the link there. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Afternoon folks,
    Another day in the orifice, managed a slow wobble in on the old MTB. Does that mean Seano is more sensible than me? I'm worried now, might have to revisit my life choices. Or does it mean he's just a big jessie? Actually wasn't too bad today, it was -4 Garmins in the park, I reckon that's about 0'C then. They've gritted most of the roads and the paths in the park so hardly any ice about, the old bike is easier to handle when it gets slippy and has flat pedals to facilitate panic mode. First aid course tomorrow and Thursday, might walk to that as it's less than a couple of miles.
    Onwards and upwards...

    First aid course?

    https://youtu.be/ssIY8NYwvh4
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Tree’s up 🌲
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,711
    oxoman said:

    Bah humbug. Not going up till the wkend before and down New Yrs day. Yep officially known as the family grinch.

    Not Grinchy enough. 😉
    Our 2 daughters-in-law take the decorations down on Boxing Day. They are wrong.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Ours will be up until the New Year as we have a party on NYE
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,711

    Ours will be up until the New Year as we have a party on NYE

    Yup! We always have ours up past New Year for that very reason.
    My Mum did 12 days past Christmas and I'm quite happy to maintain that.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Ours always used to come down on 4th Jan which is a bit early but because eldest son's birthday is on 5th and we tried to make it as un-Christmassy as possible. Now both boys are 30+ and have their own lives miles away we'll probably take it down at Easter...
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Ours is up and will remain until past new year as we are probably having a party too
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    Tree bought yesterday, currently propped up against a wall outside and will put it up tonight. Strifey is a tradionalist and keeps the tat up until 12th night :|
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,140
    edited December 2022
    tlw1 said:

    Ours is up and will remain until past new year as we are probably having a party too

    pblakeney said:

    Ours will be up until the New Year as we have a party on NYE

    Yup! We always have ours up past New Year for that very reason.
    Don't you swap them for your new year's eve decorations?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,309
    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    pinno said:

    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    Vomit?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    Vomit?
    That was my birthday party (not me obviously)
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    Vomit?
    That was my birthday party (not me obviously)
    As long as it wasn't in the sex pond.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,858
    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    Vomit?
    That was my birthday party (not me obviously)
    As long as it wasn't in the sex pond.
    Thankfully it’s not a sex and soup pond
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,397
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    'NYE decorations'... wtf?

    Vomit?
    That was my birthday party (not me obviously)
    As long as it wasn't in the sex pond.
    Thankfully it’s not a sex and soup pond
    Yuck :D
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]