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Snow and minus ºC temperatures now...

Infinity
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Re: Snow and minus ºC temperatures now...

For the Tourists.
It's got a very large elaborate Mickey Mouse on the front, to impress all your neighbours back in the colds of Canada... And Britain !!
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14 days...
Britain to be gripped by freezing temperatures
from tomorrow at start of two-week cold snap
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-weather-britain-gripped-freezing-2801506#ixzz2kuDKkezU

100 days...
100 DAYS OF HEAVY SNOW:
Britain now facing worst winter in SIXTY YEARS warn forecasters
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/443462/Winter-2013-expected-to-be-worst-since-1947-with-heavy-and-p...

Energy Bills...
We won't have to worry about Energy Bills, because  there will be No Energy to provide, having run out !!
Only a few days of Gas stored, I think it's less than a week, should the main supply be unavailable !!
I read that somewhere, or heard it on the News.

Two days...

From 22 Mar 2013

"Almost maxed out":
Britain on the brink of running out of gas with just TWO days left in reserve
Gas stocks have been drained in recent weeks due to the unseasonably cold weather – pushing demand up to a fifth higher than normal.

[ About last Winter, though it probably holds true for this coming Winter too ]


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/britain-gas-reserves-running-low-1777897#ixzz2kuEXT6Y7

Don't panic !!

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30 days and counting for my first ski holiday of the season.  Smiley Looking good, last season was good so looking forward to the same.
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Minus 2.3ºC overnight, clear skies, Stars & Comet !!
This morning, very Autumnal, clear deep blue sky, beautiful Golden colours on the trees.
Bird Baths iced up again.
Very short Power Cut.
It's Bacon Butty time....
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After a couple of really nice days, but cold, we had a tremendous storm last night ( Wednesday)
The empty Wheelie bins were moving around where they are normally parked, like Daleks !
They came out of their covered shelter, and slid around, trying to Exterminate each other....
The Green Bin won !   Grin

I've just seen my next door neighbour, a Doctor who also said his wheelie bins did the same thing !  Cool

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Come on - pictures of the loser please  Grin Grin
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A quick 10 minutes using Apple Preview (Photoshop iMac tied up rendering at the moment )
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Clear Sky = Sunny Days and Cold Icy Nights
And beautiful Autumnal Scenes...
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It was extremely cold here last night...  Wheelie Bin lids Frozen shut !!  Cool
I've cut the bottom two inches off empty 2 litre drinks plastic bottles, and wedged the bin lids open with these, they work a treat.
The bottle ridges hold them in place a treat, I did this last winter too, to great effect.
Food bin was emptied a couple of days ago, so no food smells yet, unlikely in freezing conditions anyway.  Wink
What have you done this morning in light of the freeze last night ?
(Turned up the CH ? )  Grin
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Looked at the webcams where I'm skiing in 3 weeks time.  Smiley
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I could do with some ideas on preventing padlocks from freezing up.
Current solution is to pour water from a kettle to unfreeze, then leave on top of range stove to dry out and saturate with damp-inhibitor.
Works for a couple of days then freezes up again.
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Padlocks, don't let them hang, secure them upside down to stop water entering, and spray with car windscreen / doorlock antifreeze before unlocking, always worked for me.
I used the ones with a yellow plastic surround, with a cap that went over the key hole.
Also, try some pipe insulation foam, split to fit over.
Combined with a cut, top of 2 litre drinks bottle, placed over.
The same also worked for me with an outside cold water tap.
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Now I know why I won't move back to the frozen north - very pleasant bracing day down here and it didn't go below zero last night  Grin Grin
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It went no lower than -0.4oC last night and it's a lovely sunny day today...currently a balmy 4.8oC Smiley

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