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#11 Bobj

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 06:24 AM

23 C last night, to 31 C this arvo.

 

 





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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:54 AM

It was merely a passing comment Ken. Like I said - by a mate at the bus stop!!!
 
I've tried watching Terry Pratchett's stuff, but none appeals.(money must have though for David Jason!)

Funny how authors change the language though - the bard was a devil for it.

Pratchett's TV adaptations don't really work and even the first couple of books in the Diskworld series are a bit iffy but once he got on a roll, his stuff was very good.

Anyway, back to the weather. My local weather station is currently showing 0 degrees but he one just down the road is showing -3.4.
I suspect that the local one is insulated by the white stuff.

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Species caught in 2018: Perch. Bream. Rainbow Trout. Brown Trout. Chub. Roach. Carp. European Eel.
Species caught in 2017: Siamese carp. Striped catfish. Rohu. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima.  Black Minnow Shark. Perch. Chub. Brown Trout. Pike. Bream. Roach. Rudd. Bleak. Common Carp.
Species caught in 2016: Siamese carp. Jullien's golden carp. Striped catfish. Mekong catfish. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Alligator gar. Rohu. Black Minnow Shark. Roach, Bream, Perch, Ballan Wrasse. Rudd. Common Carp. Pike. Zander. Chub. Bleak.
Species caught in 2015: Brown Trout. Roach. Bream. Terrapin. Eel. Barbel. Pike. Chub. 
Species caught in 2014: Striped catfish. Pacu. Giant gourami. Clown knife fish. Rohu. Siamese carp. Amazon red tail catfish. Arapaima. Roach. Bream. Perch. Rainbow trout. Chub. Common Carp, Ide. Brown Trout. Barbel. Mekong catfish. Jullien's golden carp. Alligator gar. Java barb.
Species caught in 2013: Mangrove Jack. Barramundi. Blubberlip snapper. Baracouda. Malabar grouper. Yellowfin Trevally. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Roach. Pike. European Eel. Bleak.
Species caught in 2012: Northern whiting. Moray eel. Barramundi. Snakehead murrel. Silver razorbelly minnow. Deccan Mahseer. Malabar mystus. Deccan rita. Spotted Malabar Grouper. Mangrove Jack. Indian sea catfish. Brown Trout. Chub. Perch. Roach. Rudd.
Species caught in 2011: Indian sea catfish. Sardine. Barramundi. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Record Humpbacked Mahseer. Yellow Fin Trevelly. Giant Trevelly. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Pike. Atlantic salmon. Dace. Minnow. Roach. Gudgeon. 
Species caught in 2010: Barramundi. Giant Trevelly. Moray eel. Indian sea catfish. Mangrove Jack. Deccan Mahseer. Humpback Mahseer. Chub. Brown Trout. Perch. Bass. Pike. 
Species caught in 2009: Chub. Perch. Pike. Pacu. Thai Striped Catfish. 
Species caught in 2008: Barramundi. p-i-k-e-y sea bream. Indian sea catfish. Guitarfish. Mangrove Jack. Mahseer. Squid (Not strictly a fish but it took a lure !). Emperor Sweetlip. Black Spot Snapper. Moray eel. Spangled Emperor. Bluecheek silver grunt. Yellow striped emperor. Vanikoro sweeper. Pike. Perch. Brown trout. Chub. Atlantic salmon.


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:12 AM

-2.5 here being in a valley the cold stays
Nice an sunny though so the house number light should recharge ,its the only frickin light in the street ,you often see on the camera cars stopping outside then going on or reversing once they spot it.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:59 AM

going to be 29c tomorrow :rolleyes:


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:13 AM

1.6 now ,hopefully the ground isn't frozen still but nice bright sun ,I sharpened my digger just in case

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:56 AM

Never knew this was Pratchett's material, was just something a workmate came out with at the bus stop years ago.

Must agree here, I heard the expression (from a Peak District lass) back in the 1950s   -  some years before Pratchett began to write.




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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:22 PM

I've always heard it attributed to Norfolk; and it's correct. When the wind comes in from the East there it really does go through you.



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:22 PM

Must agree here, I heard the expression (from a Peak District lass) back in the 1950s   -  some years before Pratchett began to write.

 

 I've heard this saying since I was a kid back in the 1950s,so it looks like Pratchett must have heard it and thought it sounded good, and used it later in life. Authors do draw from life experiences.

 ​Back to the weather. It's about -2 here, and cloudy. It's forecast heavy snow for tomorrow, but I wouldn't be surprised if it came earlier. Yesterday, the car thermometer read -2, six miles away in Leeds centre it read +1, mind you it's all down hill into Leeds centre,(in more ways than one), so it's about 150ft lower. 

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 12:45 PM

I've always heard it attributed to Norfolk; and it's correct. When the wind comes in from the East there it really does go through you.

As a Norfolkman I can say I never heard the expression until I met my late 1st wife in 1950 - as I said, a Peak District lass.    but of course you are right about the wind itself - a north wind at Cromer comes straight (apart from the Earth's curvature) from the polar ice cap with nothing but open sea in between. if the wind  veers a bit to NNE. you come under the comparative shelter of Spitzbergen !




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Posted 09 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

As a Norfolkman I can say I never heard the expression until I met my late 1st wife in 1950 - as I said, a Peak District lass.    but of course you are right about the wind itself - a north wind at Cromer comes straight (apart from the Earth's curvature) from the polar ice cap with nothing but open sea in between. if the wind  veers a bit to NNE. you come under the comparative shelter of Spitzbergen !

The earth has a curve!
I remember getting off the bus when we joined my parents up at whitley bay and felt the wind come off the north sea for the first time and that was cold!
Strangely from then on it never really felt that cold up there so it must have been the shock having coached all the way up then a bus so that was the first bit of air .
Worse was the shock of hot air getting off the plane at nice ,it never got better! Why do people live in countries where you have to put shoes on to walk from the beach to a toilet 20 feet away!!!!

Edited by chesters1, 09 December 2017 - 03:13 PM.

Believe NOTHING anyones says or writes unless you witness  it yourself and even then your eyes can deceive you

 

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