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zeitghost
30th July 2008, 15:09
It's rained all frigging day.

Ho hum.

Read on for existential angst.

Buy now whilst stocks last.

Feck me, I've done my back whilst gardening.

Nearly completely fecked now.

Send flowers & coffin.

Back greatly improved as long as I keep moving.

Seizes up otherwise.

Weather dire, gales, rain, hail, snow & murrain of beasts.

august going on January.

Very satisfying bonfire yesterday.

Got rid of loads of garden rubbish.

Got thorn in hand despite wearing two pairs of gloves.

Revenge of the dead bramble.

It's rained all afternoon.

Managed to vac both houses.

Lunch was beef. which was very nice.


Updation: down to 80k posts and under 3000 posts in this thread.

It's grey grey drizzly and grey today.

Today is (or was) sunny, but it's getting a bit overcast now.

Yesterday's gardening has almost prepared the new patch of lawn for seeding.

Just have to dig the last bit today, then rake it, tread it, and seed it.

Might have it done by tomorrow if my back holds out.

And lo! the soon to be lawn has been raked, treaded, raked again, treaded, raked again, seeded, raked.

And there was enough seed in the box to do it.

I note that it's not the same type of seed that I used the last time but there you go.

So, tomorrow, we shall do something different.


The endless gardening is forever ongoing, however my work on this thread is now complete.

It's about 50% of its prior length, which should save some disk space. :D

Expect no more posts.

Down to 72,663 now. :smokin

TheBigYinJames
30th July 2008, 15:10
It's rained all frigging day.
Ho hum.

It's been glorious in Peterborough all day*, I only wish the canteen served Pimms.



*apart from being Peterborough of course

BA to the Stars
30th July 2008, 15:11
It's rained all frigging day.

Ho hum.

Doesn't it always in Wales?

DaveB
30th July 2008, 15:26
Cloudy and wet in newark this morning, brilliant sunshine all afternoon. Will be off home soon for a long G&T in the garden :)

Xenophon
30th July 2008, 15:30
London = hot and sunny.

Pondlife
30th July 2008, 15:34
My bit on the mainland = scorching hot but a bit humid

Advocate
30th July 2008, 15:42
My bit on the mainland = scorching hot but a bit humid

WHS

Pondlife
30th July 2008, 15:50
It would appear so... :(

It was stiffling here on Monday though.

Then the thunder & lightning appeared.

It ent stopped since.

At exactly 17:15, just as Flight KL1064 was about to start boarding. :(

scooterscot
30th July 2008, 19:32
It's rained all frigging day.

Ho hum.


Are you in Wales (or Manchester) or somit?

scooterscot
30th July 2008, 19:34
Doesn't it always in Wales?

opps - guessed right

Bagpuss
30th July 2008, 20:09
I'd be happy to see some rain at the moment it's not pleasant in concrete sarf east commuter ville

Diver
31st July 2008, 08:08
Amazingly, it's not raining...


Yet.

Drizzling here :frown

Churchill
31st July 2008, 08:09
Drizzling here :frown

Just stopped raining here in Cambridge.

Off to Oslo this afternoon, I'll report back!

gtr
31st July 2008, 09:33
It's raining... again. :(

Yep pretty crappy. Where in Wales are you?

gtr
31st July 2008, 10:18
Ah, cloudy Cardiff here.

ThomasSoerensen
31st July 2008, 10:21
Sunny in Frankfurt today. Had heavy rain during the night though. Saved me from watering the Mrs.'s flowers.

DaveB
31st July 2008, 10:22
The heavans have just opened in Newark. Pissing it down now.

Diver
31st July 2008, 11:19
Sunny here for a few minutes :eyes

NotAllThere
31st July 2008, 11:28
Sunny in Frankfurt today. Had heavy rain during the night though. Saved me from watering the Mrs.'s flowers.

Similar a couple of hundred miles further south. Was about 27°C at 10:00am. I'm glad I decided to not go into the office today. Shame I've got to go to the UK tomorrow.

Diver
31st July 2008, 11:30
lashing down now :frown

darmstadt
31st July 2008, 11:30
Similar a couple of hundred miles further south. Was about 27°C at 10:00am. I'm glad I decided to not go into the office today. Shame I've got to go to the UK tomorrow.

Yep, 33c outside the office today. Was at the VfB - Arsenal game last night and leaving it at 22:30 it was still 26c. Going back up to Darmstadt now to sit on my balcony and do remote working for the next couple of days while topping up the suntan...

Diver
31st July 2008, 11:33
It was lulling you into a false sense of security... it's like that.:smokin

Oh well! at least Wales will have more water for the French to sell to the English :D

Advocate
31st July 2008, 11:33
Sunny and warm here; I'd like to thank the aircon for a non-sticky day...

DaveB
31st July 2008, 11:44
Thunder and lightening has arrived here now.

cailin maith
31st July 2008, 15:07
Rained all through lunch time.

Went to bank.

Machine gave me £200 in £5 notes.

Now look like I have an enormous square hardon in my trouser pocket.

And it's still raining.

No way!!!

I love £5 notes.... it's a bit of a sad thing I have. I like to hide them in various handbags and purses.... I like the crispy ones... :yay:

My friend gave me framed £5 notes for my b-day... cheeky mare :laugh

DaveB
31st July 2008, 15:10
Rained all through lunch time.

Went to bank.

Machine gave me £200 in £5 notes.

Now look like I have an enormous square hardon in my trouser pocket.

And it's still raining.

I'll see your £200 in Fivers and raise you the 500 Euros in 10 Euro notes the bank gave me when I went to collect the holiday cash. Had nothing larger left apparently and even tried to get me to take half of it in 5 Euro notes! :mad:

Diver
1st August 2008, 00:24
Just stopped raining here :eyes

oracleslave
1st August 2008, 09:47
It was tipping it down a 6 this morning, but now the sun has got his hat on... rather weakly, but it's definitely on.

Same as here, getting brighter by the minute. Am sure it will be tipping it down come going home time though just to screw with my fridap pm commute

Diver
4th August 2008, 09:50
Sunny here :D

Churchill
4th August 2008, 11:03
It's clearing up here too... ish.

Cloudy-ish. In Cambridge.:ohwell

Diver
4th August 2008, 13:12
The Cleaner has sealed the floor in the lab... the smell is enough to make yer eyes water...

Dunno what the stuff is, but by jingo, it doesn't half pong.

She cleans the urinal before mopping yer floor :wink

Churchill
4th August 2008, 13:48
It doesn't smell that good :sick

Go home!

Better still, go to the pub!

That's what I'm about to do!

Diver
4th August 2008, 13:49
It doesn't smell that good :sick

Then she probably gave a few of the students a rub down with the mop before doing yer floor.

That'd do it :D

Diver
5th August 2008, 08:35
Absolutely lashing down here, and I have a funeral to go to this afternoon. :(

Churchill
5th August 2008, 08:36
Another tedious email from Hoaxley... binned.

It's raining.

Again.

But more so... the cloud base is low enough so that I can't see the school at the top of the hill.

And the 3rd terrace is disappearing into the mist...

We have such interesting summer weather in Swansea...

Quick, get the f**k out of Wales, it's slowly killing you!:eek:

Find a rock to bask on!:alien

Diver
5th August 2008, 08:38
Quick, get the f**k out of Wales, it's slowly killing you!:eek:

Find a rock to bask on!:alien

the rain keeps it clean :D

We're having a white Christmas this year too :wink

Rain's going to wash all the colour out :rollin:

Diver
5th August 2008, 14:06
Still chucking it down here :frown

Diver
6th August 2008, 08:56
Dry but overcast here :eyes

DaveB
6th August 2008, 10:05
He hasn't here. Dreary and overcast, at least it's not raining as well.

Not that I have much of a view to be obscured anyway. Windows on all four side of my office and brickwalls on the other side of every one :(

SandyDown
6th August 2008, 11:04
Does anyone's Sat disk reception get worse with bad rain (not just drizzle) it was raining so bad last night, and the reception was not so good, I nearly went crazy cuz am watching this series on one of the sat channels, the night before the episode ended with both the cool handsome cute looking guys in a car accident :(

Anyway, at the end God heard my prayers (and curses) so it just stopped raining while my series was on :banana:

Anyway, is it soemthing to do with my disk, or everyone else has this? Do I need to do some kind of maintenance to it??

Diver
6th August 2008, 11:19
Sun is nice and roasty here now :D

Doing my Tomatoes a power of good :happy

Bob Dalek
6th August 2008, 14:59
In Hammersmith. Hot, and, of course, a bit stinky.

Pondlife
7th August 2008, 08:46
Dull grey haze on the mainland but pleasantly warm.

DaveB
7th August 2008, 09:29
It's raining again,
I'm hearing its pitter patter down.
It's wet in the street
Reflecting the lights and splashing feet,
Nowhere to go,
And nothing I have to do, have to do.

It's raining again,
I follow the Christmas lights down town.
I'm leaving the flow
Of people walking all around,
Round and round,
I hear the sound of rain falling in my ears
Washing away the weariness like tears.
I can feel my troubles running down,
Disappear into the silent sound.
Just walking along,
My clothes are soaked right
through to the skin,
I haven't a doubt, that this is
what life is all about,

The sun and the rain.
Scraps of paper washing down the drain.
I feel the rain falling on my face
I can say there is no better place
Than standing up in the falling down
In so much rain I could almost drown.

It's raining again
A crack in the clouds reveals blue skies
I've been feeling so low(low)
But now everything is on my side
The sun and the rain.
Walk with me fill my heart again
I hear the rain falling in my ears
Washing away the weariness like tears.
I can feel my troubles running down,
Disappear into the silent sound.
I feel the rain falling on my face
I can say there is no better place
Than standing up in the falling down
In so much rain I could almost drown.
Do de do do de do do do
Do de do de do de do do do

Bob Dalek
7th August 2008, 13:48
Rained here in Hammersmith. Then went hot & sunny. What's it all about, eh?

Bear
7th August 2008, 13:49
I have no idea what the weather is like here - I'm cooped up in a box room with no windows

Diver
9th August 2008, 12:02
Chucking it down here since 08:00

Diver
9th August 2008, 18:32
Really lashing down now.
Hasn't let up since 8:00 this morning

DaveB
9th August 2008, 19:08
Was bright an sunny when we left home at around 7:00 this morning to head to out to see MrsB's Grandmother. By the time we arrived at Morcambe bay it was pissing it down. Actually it started once we crossed the Pennines. It kept pissing it down for the rest of the day. BY the time we left to head home the drains were overflowing and water was gushing back up onto the roads.

It seems to have followed us home as well. Heavy clouds, winds are rising and rain is starting to come down here.

Diver
9th August 2008, 19:11
Rain has turned to monsoon. I have a stream running down my driveway now.
Good thing we have an excellent drainage system :D

TykeMerc
10th August 2008, 00:40
Bucketing it down here for the last 36 hours, will be glad when the roofers finally arrive to sort this damn leak.

NickFitz
10th August 2008, 04:10
The inside of the garage looks like a pond.

I'll have to drill more holes in the floor.

:spel drill fewer holes in the roof.

EqualOpportunities
10th August 2008, 04:17
:spel drill fewer holes in the roof.

Nice to see you're up half way through the night again Nick :wave:

NickFitz
10th August 2008, 04:30
Nice to see you're up half way through the night again Nick :wave:

Hi EO :wave:

The neighbours were having a bit of a soirée, so I watched Speed - details in TPD :)

They seem to have shut up now, so I'm going to crash out :tired

See you later :wave:

EqualOpportunities
10th August 2008, 04:32
Hi EO :wave:

The neighbours were having a bit of a soirée, so I watched Speed - details in TPD :)

They seem to have shut up now, so I'm going to crash out :tired

See you later :wave:

And you weren't invited? How rude :tantrum:

Take care mate :wave:

Diver
10th August 2008, 07:03
Lashing down again this morning.

Weatherman on't telly said showers interspersed with sunshine.

Seems to be heavy rain interspersed with showers.:mad:

Diver
10th August 2008, 09:13
I had a bit of an epiphany when I realised I could fill some of the holes in the roof with expanding foam...

I shall try that when things have dried out a bit... <hollow laugh>

Sunny here for the last ten minutes. Dark clouds on the horizon though :eyes

Diver
13th August 2008, 07:43
Lashing down again this morning. :frown

EternalOptimist
13th August 2008, 08:01
Lashing down again this morning. :frown

gloom

We're going camping this weekend in the Peak district. Memo to self - must buy some flippers and a snorkel


gloom



:rolleyes:

ThomasSoerensen
13th August 2008, 08:02
gloom

We're going camping this weekend in the Peak district. Memo to self - must buy some flippers and a snorkel


gloom



:rolleyes:

:rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

Diver
13th August 2008, 08:05
gloom

We're going camping this weekend in the Peak district. Memo to self - must buy some flippers and a snorkel

gloom

:rolleyes:

My daughter is taking my little granddaughters camping to Weymouth this weekend.
Should be really fun :D
I have to dig the 4 berth tent out of the touring caravan for her when the rain eases off a bit.
I think she should just borrow my caravan to be honest :frown

EternalOptimist
13th August 2008, 08:17
My daughter is taking my little granddaughters camping to Weymouth this weekend.
Should be really fun :D
I have to dig the 4 berth tent out of the touring caravan for her when the rain eases off a bit.
I think she should just borrow my caravan to be honest :frown

caravans are for gayboys frotts and fag gots.
Real men camp under canvas and get cold wet and hungry.

er
any chance I can borrow that there caravan of yours



:rolleyes:

Diver
13th August 2008, 08:19
caravans are for gayboys frotts and fag gots.
Real men camp under canvas and get cold wet and hungry.

er
any chance I can borrow that there caravan of yours

:rolleyes:

At my delicate age, the blown air central heating, Air con and hot running water. Satellite TV, and Shower are Mandatory :D

EternalOptimist
13th August 2008, 08:23
At my delicate age, the blown air central heating, Air con and hot running water. Satellite TV, and Shower are Mandatory :D

The weather for Weymouth doesnt look too good, heavy showers most of the weekend






:rolleyes:

Churchill
13th August 2008, 10:19
It's pissing down here in Cambridge!

Diver
13th August 2008, 10:26
Just stopped raining here in S Wales.

Some nasty looking clouds heading this way though :frown

PRC1964
13th August 2008, 11:02
Very wet in Surrey :(

Is this the new TPD?

DaveB
13th August 2008, 11:16
Sunny but lots of cloud as well today. Had a couple of big thunder storms last night.

Diver
13th August 2008, 11:28
Very wet in Surrey :(

Is this the new TPD?

This is the drizzling thread, not the drivelling thread :D

Pondlife
13th August 2008, 11:34
Currently white with blue patches on the mainland. Ominously grey and dark in the distance. Could be some thunder ahead.

Diver
13th August 2008, 16:28
Lashing down here again.
Off out for a meal in a minute too :frown

EternalOptimist
15th August 2008, 13:40
It's a lovely day today.

No rain yet.

It was quite nice yesterday too, apart from the monsoon at about 11a.m.

any news from the boss yet, will the plug be pulled ?

Diver
15th August 2008, 20:12
Well it got greyer & greyer as the afternoon wore on, until it started raining about 19:30.

Ah well, at least it's watering in that lawn feed stuff.

:spel Raw sewage.

Just starting to cloud over here. Looks ominous :eyes

TimberWolf
16th August 2008, 10:48
Our weather forecast says the Sun will peek out from behind the clouds for a few nanoseconds on Thursday, but the temperature will be only 16 degrees C.

Is it Summer yet?

Diver
16th August 2008, 12:05
Raining here for the past hour :frown

Wifey has an interview for a position with DWP so it looks like I'll have to take her so that her new hairdo doesn't get wet :D

Diver
16th August 2008, 12:39
Rain has lessened to a light drizzle now.
Just dropped wifey off for her interview.

Diver
16th August 2008, 12:57
What is a typical British summer

Interesting (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7561411.stm)

Diver
16th August 2008, 14:55
Absolutely lashing down here now.
Coming down like a waterfall :D

Diver
17th August 2008, 11:14
Sunny spells here, little bit of drizzle this morning, intermittent cloud cover so far, but the horizon looks ominously dark :eyes

Diver
17th August 2008, 22:14
Chucking it down here again.
Given up with the swimming pool, water is filthy and it hasn't even been used but once.
opened the valve to drain it now. Maybe next summer :ohwell

Xenophon
17th August 2008, 22:32
Wet here too...

Diver
18th August 2008, 10:34
Chucking it down here :(

Diver
18th August 2008, 10:37
How green was the swimming pool water?

It wasn't. Not enough sun to promote algae growth. just grey from dirty rain and loads of floaty bits and dead insects.
Should be empty in another hour.

DaveB
18th August 2008, 10:42
It wasn't. Not enough sun to promote algae growth. just grey from dirty rain and loads of floaty bits and dead insects.
Should be empty in another hour.

You want to look out, you'll have swim hikers (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7567448.stm)all over it if you're not carefull!

Diver
18th August 2008, 10:44
You want to look out, you'll have swim hikers (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7567448.stm)all over it if you're not carefull!

Sod that for a game etc...........

Not without a drysuit :D

Churchill
18th August 2008, 10:54
Sod that for a game etc...........

Not without a drysuit :D

:spel

Shark repellant - shirley?

Diver
18th August 2008, 11:01
:spel

Shark repellant - shirley?

You've met Shirley then :laugh

Churchill
18th August 2008, 11:10
Now it's raining...

It's sunny here in Cambridge.

Got a whole weekend with Girly at the end of this week, off to some Zoo or other on Sunday, hope it's not a safari park, I don't want to have to beat the sh!t out of a baboon for ripping my windscreen wipers off!

Diver
18th August 2008, 11:11
Just drizzle here for the last ten minutes.

Diver
18th August 2008, 11:13
Just drizzle here for the last ten minutes.

No Baboons though

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 11:14
hope it's not a safari park, I don't want to have to beat the sh!t out of a baboon for ripping my windscreen wipers off!

Good luck with that fight.

:grin

lilelvis2000
18th August 2008, 11:16
Drizzle in East Lancs...and the radio is talking football :(.....Olympics? Hello!!

Diver
18th August 2008, 11:45
Dry now


:smokin Still no Baboons

Churchill
18th August 2008, 11:52
Good luck with that fight.

:grin

If you could take your hand off your c0ck for long enough to re-read the post you might detect a little humor in there...

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 11:53
If you could take your hand off your noddy for long enough to re-read the post you might detect a little humor in there...

Why do you keep bringing that up?

Frightened it was your missus on the other end of the cam?

Diver
18th August 2008, 11:58
What is this!

A thread domination handbag fight :eyes:(

Churchill
18th August 2008, 12:00
Why do you keep bringing that up?

Frightened it was your missus on the other end of the cam?

I've spoken to her about it. She said that either your camera is lousy or you really must have a small penis.

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 12:01
What is this!

A thread domination handbag fight :eyes:(

Today will forever be known as Testosterone Monday.

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:01
Ah!

Now we have Baboons :rolleyes::D

Churchill
18th August 2008, 12:02
Today will forever be known as Testosterone Monday.

Have you got any left?

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 12:02
I've spoken to her about it. She said that either your camera is lousy or you really must have a small penis.

That was a new camera...

No, wait...

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 12:02
Have you got any left?

I'm spent to be honest. You?

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:04
I'm spent to be honest. You?

Well don't leave the used Kleenex laying around, put it in the bin with the others :laugh

Churchill
18th August 2008, 12:04
I'm spent to be honest. You?

I'm saving mine for the weekend. Not seen girly for a fortnight so got some lovin' to do.

Truce?

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:08
I'm saving mine for the weekend. Not seen girly for a fortnight so got some lovin' to do.

Truce?

God help the Baboons :eek:

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 12:09
Truce?

I'm already there.

:happy

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:13
Thank god for that.

The tension on here was palpable :eek:


:D:smokin

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:14
Just started hammering down again :(

Churchill
18th August 2008, 12:15
Thank god for that.

The tension on here was palpable :eek:


:D:smokin

Diver, are you by any chance making an attempt on the "Last Post on every topic" record today?

:D

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:16
Diver, are you by any chance making an attempt on the "Last Post on every topic" record today?

:D

What! Me! :rolleyes:

Xenophon
18th August 2008, 12:17
Thank god for that.

The tension on here was palpable :eek:


:D:smokin

:grin

P.S. Last post!

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:18
:grin

P.S. Last post!

Where?

Stopped raining again :eyes

cojak
18th August 2008, 12:22
It was lovely in Skye last week - a bit of rain but some gloriously sunny days. Even made it to the Conger Crevasse, Diver!

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:45
It was lovely in Skye last week - a bit of rain but some gloriously sunny days. Even made it to the Conger Crevasse, Diver!

I have some great shots of a Conger in a cave off West Wales.
And a Giant pink jellyfish off Mumbles. (damned thing was the size of a dustbin)

DaveB
18th August 2008, 12:52
I have some great shots of a Conger in a cave off West Wales.
And a Giant pink jellyfish off Mumbles. (damned thing was the size of a dustbin)

A friend of mine was diving off the northwest corner of Cornwall last year and had a very unexpected close encounter with a basking shark. He was so overexcited by it he forgot how to work his new camera and all he ended up with was a piccy of a large tail dissapearing into the murk :D

Diver
18th August 2008, 12:58
A friend of mine was diving off the northwest corner of Cornwall last year and had a very unexpected close encounter with a basking shark. He was so overexcited by it he forgot how to work his new camera and all he ended up with was a piccy of a large tail dissapearing into the murk :D

Took a picture of an octopus in the med a few years ago. took me nearly ten minutes to get my camera back off it :D

DaveB
18th August 2008, 13:02
Took a picture of an octopus in the med a few years ago. took me nearly ten minutes to get my camera back off it :D

It probably just wanted to see how the picture came out :)

Diver
18th August 2008, 13:08
It probably just wanted to see how the picture came out :)

Damned thing was tangled in the camera strap, wrapped around my 2nd stage hose, and when my brother tried to help me it pulled his mask half way round his head.

Hysterical laughter at a depth of 70 ft in SCUBA is neither easy nor recommended :laugh

Diver
18th August 2008, 13:25
Stopped raining and the sky has brightened (through the cloud cover)

EternalOptimist
18th August 2008, 13:26
Damned thing was tangled in the camera strap, wrapped around my 2nd stage hose, and when my brother tried to help me it pulled his mask half way round his head.

Hysterical laughter at a depth of 70 ft in SCUBA is neither easy nor recommended :laugh

Is it safe to grab an octopus by the tentacles ?





:rolleyes:

Diver
18th August 2008, 13:31
Is it safe to grab an octopus by the tentacles ?





:rolleyes:

Oh! Tentacles! I thought..................:o

Churchill
19th August 2008, 09:07
Very windy here in Cambridge. Looks like rain.:ind

Diver
19th August 2008, 09:39
Dry here for the past hour.

Sky looks ominous though :eyes

darmstadt
19th August 2008, 10:15
Sunny and rather warm with a lovely breeze in Baden Wurtemburg :grin

DimPrawn
19th August 2008, 11:18
Long distance weather forecast for UK shows no sign of summer in August or September.

Damn those 4x4's

:mad

Diver
19th August 2008, 12:13
Long distance weather forecast for UK shows no sign of summer in August or September.

Damn those 4x4's

:mad

:wave:4x4 driver :D

It'll come in handy for the flooding and mudslides :happy

Bob Dalek
19th August 2008, 12:56
I like cooler, greyer weather. Ha ha ha ha...:yay: :moon:

Churchill
19th August 2008, 13:14
There are few things worse than a rusty Dalek...:smokin

Rusty barbed-wire wrapped round your bollocks?

Churchill
19th August 2008, 13:27
Well there's certainly that, and, of course, being shot with diamonds by a cunning & relentless be-wigged War Criminal.

Yeah, I can see how that could get you somewhat vexed, somewhat vexed indeed.

Bob Dalek
19th August 2008, 13:39
It's a bit warm in my office.

lilelvis2000
19th August 2008, 14:01
My sister just wrote on my Facebook . its 32 and sunny in Winnipeg.

She was wondering why I would need heat in my office. The heating is out and my hands are freezing.

Xenophon
20th August 2008, 08:42
Grey, miserable and wet in London.

:ind

Xenophon
20th August 2008, 08:45
Surprisingly enough, we have a rather wan looking sun trying to shine through the overcast.

wan??

Diver
20th August 2008, 08:50
Sunny here :happy

EternalOptimist
20th August 2008, 08:51
wan??

it mean 'want another'


as in 'It's dull today, this sun's no good, I want another, different one'





I think
:rolleyes:

Xenophon
20th August 2008, 08:51
Pale.

Aha.

Xenophon
20th August 2008, 08:52
For thickies like me:

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wan

EternalOptimist
20th August 2008, 08:55
if wan means pale, how come steeleye span had a song about John Barleycorn

where 'he looked both pale and wan'
I demand a recount







bored
bored
bored
:rolleyes:

Diver
20th August 2008, 10:32
Well the wan is dripping all over the place here

raining again :(

Xenophon
20th August 2008, 10:33
Well the wan is dripping all over the place here

raining again :(

Grim, innit?

:frown

EternalOptimist
21st August 2008, 09:53
drizzling here in manchester.

The cleaner has just been in, she complained about the weather.

Xenophon
21st August 2008, 15:48
Gloomy here.

:frown

cailin maith
21st August 2008, 15:50
Kinda sunny/brightish in Manchester :smile

foritisme
21st August 2008, 15:50
That funny blue cloud is now horizon to horizon... whatever can it mean?

And that yellow thing in the sky is making the place all hot.

Doomed etc.

What ?? There's a lump of hot custard in the sky ??

TimberWolf
22nd August 2008, 08:52
That funny blue cloud is now horizon to horizon... whatever can it mean?

And that yellow thing in the sky is making the place all hot.

Doomed etc.

I noticed that yesterday, a bright yellow orb where dark clouds are meant to be. I don't think it's dangerous, but you probably wouldn't want to look at it for an extended period of time. I think it's a spaceship.

Xenophon
22nd August 2008, 08:56
Wet.

:ind

DaveB
22nd August 2008, 08:58
Sunny :glasses

lilelvis2000
22nd August 2008, 10:54
Sunny and warm ...

just had an argument with the help desk robots...as my VPN connection is running like tulip in this new kit. Ruined my day. :mad

Xenophon
22nd August 2008, 10:57
Ruined my day. :mad

Have a beer. That always cheers me up.

Bob Dalek
22nd August 2008, 11:27
Still stinky, noisy and crap here in urine-soaked Hammermith.

voodooflux
22nd August 2008, 11:29
Bit of blue sky here, but with a grey could approaching at a speed that will put it directly over my 10 minute walk to the car park around the time I go home in 30 minutes :ohwell

Diver
23rd August 2008, 15:53
Still dry here; but sky is darkening ominously :eyes

cojak
25th August 2008, 08:29
It's all grey here... :(


And I've got a hangover.

Still, I'm just waiting for my Bombay Bad Boy to rehydrate. That'll make me feel better....:smile

cojak
25th August 2008, 08:47
*One Bombay Badboy later...

Oh yes, that hit the spot!

Onwards and upwards then... :D

Anyone for a NCOT?

cojak
25th August 2008, 08:48
Nice Cup of Tea

for all those newbies out there...

Diver
25th August 2008, 10:16
Got my tea. weather is dry but cloudy.

Have a load of old files on floppy Circa 1988. I need some of them so I have to convert them to a different format. :ohwell

RichardCranium
25th August 2008, 14:07
First, find a 5.25" disk drive*.... :D

Then hope against hope that the diskettes are readable...

In my experience the 360k ones last a lot longer than the 1.2M ones... :(



*of the requisite kind... 40 track DSDD or 80 track DSHD...
My server has a 5¼" HD drive 'just in case'. It happily reads 40 track DD diskettes anyway. Or at least, it used to when I last tried, some years ago.

But then, the missus bought a tape player last weekend.

Diver
25th August 2008, 21:23
You'll probably find that it's all bunged up with dust... then you'll have to find one of those 5.25" disk drive cleaner thingies that they don't make any more... :rollin:

I still have one.:o

Had to load an old MS works word processor. It wouldn't print from it as I kept getting an "Out of memory" error when I tried.

Sorted it by bringing up the files in Works, select all, copy, then paste to MS Word 2007 and save under the new format. :D

Am I good or what :smokin

Downloaded two converters but they converted all the formatting out of the paperwork :mad:

Diver
25th August 2008, 21:32
Some of my files (documents) are from the early eighties. written in First Choice word Processor.
Converted them all to Txt a few years ago and then on to word Format.

Never know when I might need them :D

RichardCranium
26th August 2008, 05:27
It's too early.

RichardCranium
26th August 2008, 05:28
I've made the tea, done some washing up resurrected my dead Dinoparc dinos and sorted out the overnight email spam training.

But I just want to go back to bed.

RichardCranium
26th August 2008, 06:02
... and that's probably why I'm posting in the wrong thread.

cailin maith
26th August 2008, 08:36
It's not actually raining as such at the moment.

However, it's as :grey as :grey can be...

And misty.

And damp.

:grey :grey here too :(

lilelvis2000
26th August 2008, 09:02
A new week. My son had no desire to go to nursery this morning. still crying in distress as I left him...puts a downer on the day already. I'm on the bench now as completed my last project on Friday.

I've been tasked by my wife to work on a Work Permit. Anyone know anything about Goldsmithing?

Xenophon
26th August 2008, 09:09
It's not actually raining as such at the moment.

However, it's as :grey as :grey can be...

And misty.

And damp.

Ditto.

I wish I were back in bed.

:frown

Diver
28th August 2008, 21:57
Sunny here most of the day.
Roasting hot this afternoon.

cojak
29th August 2008, 08:51
give it time....:frown

Diver
31st August 2008, 11:29
little bit of drizzle this morning, Sunny now though :D

Diver
31st August 2008, 15:36
Still dry here but thick dark clouds forming overhead :eyes

Diver
31st August 2008, 16:18
:yay:

We had some sunshine.

For 5 mins.

Then it went away again.

:suicide:


Is it possible to get SAD during the "summer"?

What Summer?

Churchill
1st September 2008, 07:31
What Summer?

Starts today!

September Summer!
(Are we allowed to say "Indian Summer"?)

Diver
1st September 2008, 07:36
Starts today!

September Summer!
(Are we allowed to say "Indian Summer"?)

Official 1st day of Autumn tomorrow isn't it? :ohwell

Diver
1st September 2008, 07:58
Still dry here at the moment, the dark clouds are building though :eyes

cojak
1st September 2008, 08:38
Sunny (with a bit of cloud) in the East Midlands...

Churchill
1st September 2008, 08:43
Sunny with "Simpsons" clouds here in Cambridge!

Very f**king sunny in Crete according to girly!

sasguru
1st September 2008, 09:10
Very f**king sunny in Crete according to girly!

Yes we're having a good time.

oracleslave
1st September 2008, 09:11
Yes we're having a good time.

:laugh Always had you figured as a sloppy seconds type

Churchill
1st September 2008, 09:35
:laugh Always had you figured as a sloppy seconds type

Funny, I had SasGuru down as a "stiff stuffer" - they never say no...

Diver
1st September 2008, 09:35
Suddenly gone from gloomy to sunny.

Must be a big gap in the storm cloud cover :frown

Churchill
1st September 2008, 09:36
Suddenly gone from gloomy to sunny.

Must be a big gap in the storm cloud cover :frown

Might I recomend the judicious use of factor "Stay in the Pub"?

Diver
1st September 2008, 09:37
Might I recommend the judicious use of factor "Stay in the Pub"?

Can't, I have a Diving job on Newport Docks this afternoon :(

Churchill
1st September 2008, 09:43
Can't, I have a Diving job on Newport Docks this afternoon :(

Keep it safe!

I'm off to Maplin for some stuff, need my soldering fix for the day!:wave:

Diver
1st September 2008, 09:45
Keep it safe!

I'm off to Maplin for some stuff, need my soldering fix for the day!:wave:

I have a wonderful soldering station. 2 irons 2 Vac solder suckers, built in tester etc.

Only ever used it once :o

oracleslave
1st September 2008, 09:46
I had SasGuru down

Spare us the details mate.

Churchill
1st September 2008, 09:47
I have a wonderful soldering station. 2 irons 2 Vac solder suckers, built in tester etc.

Only ever used it once :o

Let me guess...

You got 3rd degree burns over 90% of your cock!

Diver
1st September 2008, 10:03
Let me guess...

You got 3rd degree burns over 90% of your cock!

I thought it said soldier sucker :rollin:

hyperD
1st September 2008, 15:59
I'm soaked from the knees down... :tantrum:

Me too, but mind you, I've not changed the IncontyPanties for some time and I'm 8 pints of Young's T.E.A down...

Bob Dalek
1st September 2008, 16:05
Our resident hedgehog braved the lightning, rain and ear-bursting thunder last night to get to his dinner. I think he's great.

oracleslave
1st September 2008, 16:06
Young's T.E.A

Lovely tea that. Certainly my favourite :eyes

Diver
1st September 2008, 20:02
Absolutely lashing down here :D

Bob Dalek
2nd September 2008, 09:15
Hammersmith's pretty rainy, but it does wash away the tramp piss.

Pondlife
2nd September 2008, 09:34
It's just grey and dull here. :grey

Nothing more to report.

Pondy out.

Diver
2nd September 2008, 11:18
stopped raining now and the suns glaring down, pavements are steaming etc.

Probably going to hammer down again soon :D

Diver
2nd September 2008, 16:00
Thunder & Lightning, Lashing down :ohwell

Bob Dalek
2nd September 2008, 16:01
Sunny in Hammersmith.

Diver
2nd September 2008, 16:08
Last time I encountered rain this heavy was in Rangoon :eyes
There's a river running down the road and quite a bit of it diverting down my drive :eek:

Bob Dalek
2nd September 2008, 16:09
Last time I encountered rain this heavy was in Rangoon :eyes
There's a river running down the road and quite a bit of it diverting down my drive :eek:

Where are you?

Diver
2nd September 2008, 16:10
Where are you?

South Wales, just outside Newport

Bob Dalek
2nd September 2008, 16:12
South Wales, just outside Newport

And deluges are news to you?

Diver
2nd September 2008, 16:28
And deluges are news to you?

It's usually pretty constant rain, we don't get deluges normally.

Sun is out again now. Must be a gap in the cloud cover.

People all over the world GoogleEarth Wales and think it's either grey or white :D

Diver
3rd September 2008, 09:21
It hasn't rained for nearly 1/2 an hour here :happy

Got a mini excavator being delivered this afternoon. Going to start landscaping the bottom of the garden, About 60 ton of soil to move and 7 tree stumps to dig out, so I hope it stays dry (ish)

Diver
3rd September 2008, 10:00
Just starting to drizzle :ohwell

voodooflux
3rd September 2008, 10:03
Just starting to drizzle :ohwell

Someone pass Diver a tissue :grin

Diver
3rd September 2008, 10:08
Someone pass Diver a tissue :grin

:spel Biblical Ark.

It is lashing down now :tantrum:

TimberWolf
3rd September 2008, 10:17
Still got some funny blue clouds here...

:laugh

Blue clouds are amazing, I wonder what causes them?

Diver
3rd September 2008, 10:18
:laugh

Blue clouds are amazing, I wonder what causes them?

I think we only get them in Wales & Scotland. The ones in Wales are very small and rarely seen

Pondlife
3rd September 2008, 10:44
It's just grey and dull here. :grey

Nothing more to report.

Pondy out.

WIS (again)

Diver
4th September 2008, 07:46
Chucking it down here since just after 4 AM

Pondlife
4th September 2008, 07:48
Blue as far as the eye can see and not a cloud in sight.

Churchill
4th September 2008, 07:53
Looking on the bright side as ever, the forecast is rain, hail, snow, gales & murrain of beasts for tomorrow...:frown

Holy Moses!

Pondlife
4th September 2008, 07:59
Looking on the bright side as ever, the forecast is rain, hail, snow, gales & murrain of beasts for tomorrow...:frown

:spel wet looking sheep

Diver
4th September 2008, 08:31
Just stopped raining here.

Diver
4th September 2008, 22:56
Just started raining again here. Stopped at 6 pm, now it's back with a vengeance :eyes

cojak
5th September 2008, 07:50
Dark, grey and raining - having to work with the light on...

*Sigh....* :frown

Diver
5th September 2008, 08:03
Lashing down here (again) :(

darmstadt
5th September 2008, 08:06
Widdled down here yesterday but is nice and sunny which is good as the drive home when its wet is atrocious and I'm going soon :happy

wobbegong
5th September 2008, 08:09
Looking on the bright side as ever, the forecast is rain, hail, snow, gales & murrain of beasts for tomorrow...:frown

I must admit to reading that as "breasts" (twice). :emb

Coming down in stair-rods here.

voodooflux
5th September 2008, 08:11
Grey skies and heavy rain here in the West Midlands :frown

DaveB
5th September 2008, 08:57
Same in the East Midlands. Although it's eased of a little now. Still dark and grey enough to need the lights on in the office though :frown

DaveB
5th September 2008, 09:08
On the plus side, after an extended exchange of snotty emails, I now have a heater in my office and the end of my nose is no longer turning blue!

DaveB
5th September 2008, 09:17
I tried that and got told off by facilities for having untested electrical equipment on site!

Then they replaced it with one of their own that was tested.

Then they took it away again for no apparent reason.

Then they told me I couldn't have a heater at all unless it went below 16 deg. in the office.

So I started sending emails.

Now I have a heater again :)

Diver
5th September 2008, 09:17
it is torrential rain now, and I mean torrential

Diver
5th September 2008, 09:37
North and west Pembrokeshire
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 08:39 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

River Ely
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 02:07 on 04-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

River Ely at Peterston super Ely
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 05:02 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

River Ely at St. Fagans
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 05:02 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

River Ewenny and Vale of Glamorgan west
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 02:25 on 04-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

River Rhymney
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 09:04 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

Rivers Ebbw, Sirhowy and Lwyd
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 09:44 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

Rivers Llynfi and Ogmore
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 09:38 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

Rivers Taf and Cynin
Status : Flood Watch
Received at 09:14 on 05-Sep-2008
Flood Watch

:eyes

Diver
5th September 2008, 10:27
It hasn't rained for nearly 10 minutes :eek:

Diver
5th September 2008, 11:42
Still dry here :D

DaveB
5th September 2008, 11:43
Brightening up a little here

Pondlife
5th September 2008, 11:44
Only just stopped lashing down here.

Diver
5th September 2008, 11:49
Seems to be passing over a little now... on its way to visit Diver... :D :wave:

I can see it crossing the hills :eek:

Pondlife
5th September 2008, 11:50
It should pass me first. You're okay for a while Diver.

Diver
5th September 2008, 11:52
It should pass me first. You're okay for a while Diver.

I just turned the lights on, It's gone very dim outside :eyes

Edit - I would open the blinds but I'm sat here in only my pants :o:D

Diver
5th September 2008, 12:01
I take it you've got the heating on then... I'm fully clothed & can barely feel my fingers...

I haven't had the heating on since March except for 10 min's a month to run the system. The house is warm since we had the cavity wall and 3ft thick loft insulation done :happy

Pondlife
5th September 2008, 12:03
Now raining horizonatlly.

Baton down the hatches Diver or get your dry suit on.

Diver
5th September 2008, 13:48
Absolutely lashing down for nearly the last hour :mad:

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 13:50
Hammersmith's pretty rainy.

Off-topic question: anyone know of a device that dispenses cat food, bird seed, etc. on a timer basis? Mrs. Dalek & I are going on holiday and want Spike, our resident hedgehog, to be fed each evening, without the birds scoffing the lot.

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 13:53
Yes.

That wonderful shop Lidl do one.

Sometimes.

Cheers. I'll get change from a pound, then!

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 14:05
:moon:
You'll probably get to keep your pound since they haven't had them in stock since May.

Thanks, again, for your excellent advice. :moon:

Diver
5th September 2008, 14:07
Just chuck a pile of cabbage & lettuce in the corner of the garden. it'll draw slugs and snails from miles for a couple of weeks. That'll keep it fed

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 14:11
Just chuck a pile of cabbage & lettuce in the corner of the garden. it'll draw slugs and snails from miles for a couple of weeks. That'll keep it fed

Spike is a special needs hedgehog and has to have top quality meal worms and other delicacies. Slugs, he tells us, are for hedgehogs looked after by permie scum tramps with no money.

Churchill
5th September 2008, 14:13
Spike is a special needs hedgehog and has to have top quality meal worms and other delicacies. Slugs, he tells us, are for hedgehogs looked after by permie scum tramps with no money.

The spiny little f**ker will have drowned by the time you get back anyway.

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 14:23
The spiny little f**ker will have drowned by the time you get back anyway.

Not so, dog's fart. His hideaway is, cleverly, well above ground level... in my shed, which has a roof and all other shed-related features, designed to keep the inner dry. We also live several metres above sea level. I bet you feel silly now.

Diver
5th September 2008, 14:36
Spike is a special needs hedgehog and has to have top quality meal worms and other delicacies. Slugs, he tells us, are for hedgehogs looked after by permie scum tramps with no money.

Myself, I take special care of hedgehogs.

Gut them and clean out.
Roll into a ball
Cover in a thick layer of clay
Place in the smouldering ashes of an open fire
Leave for approx 1 1/2 hours
Break open the clay ball
Spines and skin come away with the clay (and fleas)
Enjoy Mmmmm!

beaker
5th September 2008, 14:37
Is this the new TPD?

Diver
5th September 2008, 14:38
Is this the new TPD?

:rolleyes:

Sunny now :happy

Bob Dalek
5th September 2008, 15:23
Myself, I take special care of hedgehogs.

Gut them and clean out.
Roll into a ball
Cover in a thick layer of clay
Place in the smouldering ashes of an open fire
Leave for approx 1 1/2 hours
Break open the clay ball
Spines and skin come away with the clay (and fleas)
Enjoy Mmmmm!


Criminal! They are a protected species. I shall write to my MP, etc.!

Diver
5th September 2008, 15:31
Criminal! They are a protected species. I shall write to my MP, etc.!

Ask him if he wants white or dark meat :laugh

voodooflux
5th September 2008, 16:12
Just had a torrential downpour - now it's gone back to just pissing down.

Diver
5th September 2008, 17:17
Chucking it down again

foritisme
5th September 2008, 18:33
Drove from Cardiff to North Wales this afternoon - great fun. Police were waving us through one flooded road only to almost get stuck 1/2 mile down the road ! Glad I left when I did .

beaker
5th September 2008, 18:47
Still bucketing down!

Diver
6th September 2008, 09:33
Dry this morning but the dark clouds are building up :ohwell