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Mazfromnorf Report 18 Dec 2009 06:02

morning all from a noisy cats chorus as Gizmo is going for the snip ,have not fed them since last nite either of them so very noisy here
will nosey at the link soon ,
last day but some lovely snow everywhere here very icy though Ouch YG hope you feel better today


LaGooner Report 18 Dec 2009 09:33

Update '''' Ava is home and doing wel. Still far from right but definately on the up. OH and Hailey are still very poorly, Jack has improved and Emily and I could be better. I still have Emily staying here until Ava sleeps through without struggling for breath just in case she has to be rushed off again.
2 bits of good news OH fixed the washing machine and J ack bless him even though he had nothing but hassle ans stress has passed his driving test first time on Wednesday.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Dec 2009 10:39

good morning all from the snowy SE.

Pleased to hear of LG's family's acheivments - driving test on first go, mended washing machine AND Ava home. Here's hoping she and the rest of the gang soon recover fully.

Me thinks YG had a bit too much Sherry in her mincepies! Hope you don't feel too sore or stiff today. Perhaps you can make your proposed trip to view the latest firestation in a couple of days!

Its official - I'm the worst parent in the world, stemming back to when the offspring were forced to go to school regardless of the weather or 'I'm not feeling well'. As Beta Male's commuter coaches were severely delayed, he went back to bed. Blokes in his office were texting him to get his a**se in (Central London). Trains up the spout locally so I had to drive him 7 miles over untreated roads to the other rail line! No work to do at the office, which he probably won't reach until midday anyway and then leave at 4. He is not a happy bunny, but his concience told him to make the effort.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Dec 2009 17:22

Anyone home? Or are you all playing snowballs/basking in the sun/hiding from the heat ? (delete as applicable)


YG Report 18 Dec 2009 17:52

I'm home!!!

Made a steady journey into town on the bus, rather than try to find a parking place. Wandered round and round and round looking for two presents and came back with neither!!! Oh well, there's always tomorrow!!

The hip is feeling a bit better, though still limping a bit and a very sore back. And NO, it wasn't the sherry!!

I looked like a geriatric granny walking round the shops.

Who said 'Well that's normal'!!!

Pleased things are on the 'up' LG. Just got to get OH & Hailey right now. Heartiest congratulations to Jack on passing his driving test.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 18 Dec 2009 18:02

lol - catagorically you don't look like a geriatric grannie - normally!

Do what AS does ...send 'em money or a voucher - much easier and you can always use having a fall as an excuse.

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 18 Dec 2009 18:58

Hopefully everybody will be back to normal health in the LG household by next week and you can all have a good Christmas.

It's been horrible here today, snowed all day and it's still coming down heavy now.


AuntySherlock Report 18 Dec 2009 19:02

Morning all.

Some boards report that people are having problems clicking on reply again. If it happens just edit your last post or hold down the reply button until it works. It lasted a couple of hours last time. Good to see everyone is fit and becoming weller again.

Our news broadasts are showing snow in the northern hemisphere. Yuck, horrible wet stuff, but it does look pretty.

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 18 Dec 2009 19:15

It looks pretty if you're in a nice warm room looking out of the window. It didn't look pretty while I was driving in it today.


YG Report 18 Dec 2009 19:56

It's very pretty when it first falls Aunty. It's when it turns to horrible dirty slush that it's not so good!! Plus I don't like driving in it either Paulline!!


Mazfromnorf Report 19 Dec 2009 08:44

morning all
daughter got home yesterday but a bad journey
YG glad you are better glad it wernt sherry yuk lol
LG goodnews with Jack and Ava too
Gizmo had the snip yesterday and is not subdued is shouting at the ice lol


AuntySherlock Report 19 Dec 2009 09:49

Hi There,

I am in the throes of grappling with a bunch of rellies that should have had their heads read.

Pity the snip wasn't available to them in days of yore. Would have saved me heaps of work.

YG You aren't the only one to take a tumble in your icy conditions. Sounds like half the population of the UK is sliding around on their botties.

Good to hear all and sundry are making recoveries.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2009 10:07


Glad to see that most are recovering from their various ailments. I seem to have lost interest in searching for rellies...shock horror! Probably because I feel guilty for not doing the associated paper work/source recording!

Saw an advert for a dating agency on the TV last night. Something like right for YG - lol!

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 19 Dec 2009 10:11

We've been sliding around in our cars as well Aunty. I have to get round a couple of really bad bends before I get to main roads that have been gritted. No one is managing to actually stay on the road when they get to the bends.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2009 10:22

The BBC is soooooooooo parochial - loads of stuff yesterday about Kent, but nothing about other parts of the country. And this is on the National edition.

As I get the impression you have more on the way Pauline ....take care. And you are so right about main roads being treated, and not the side roads. We told Problem child to delay going to work this morning (she should have left at 0630) if our road looked 'blue', but she has stayed in bed with a cold.


AuntySherlock Report 19 Dec 2009 11:02

If we go driving in snow and ice up in our large hills (well they are sort of small mountains) in Victoria and Southern NSW our vehicles are supposed to be fitted with chains.

Do you lot have that or do they just scatter something on the road to melt the ice or what. It sounds like a pain in the butt (sorry YG) to have to go to so much trouble to drive anywhere.

Oh and regarding the sources. I'm a good girl DET I always put in the sources, just never file my paperwork properly. The card index has climbed to a staggering two cards. Whoo hooo making progress!!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2009 11:41

In areas where they don't normally have snow, or not much of it, the councils or Highway Authorites are responsible for spreading grit (mixed with salt) to melt the snow or stop the surface water from freezing. They are also responsible for arranging snow ploughs when things get extreme ie once in a decade. They'll do the major roads and 'B' roads, but don't bother with those that lead to people's houses.

We don't have a traditon of using chains, although I can't speak for the Scottish Highlands, Penines or other high areas. Apart from those regions, snow doesn't hang around usually for more than a couple of days, nor is it particularly deep. Just enough to cause problems cos as a soft Nation, we aren't used to driving on snow and the councils forget to treat side road hills.

Pauline $(*-*)$

Pauline $(*-*)$ Report 19 Dec 2009 13:42

Yes DET, it looks like we have a lot more snow to come. I've just googled a 5 day forecast for my post code and it seems that Tuesday will be the only day it won't snow.

Think I need to buy some large bags of salt!


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 19 Dec 2009 15:12

Cat litter? someone in the past has said this is a good alternative to salt. Can't speak from personal experience though. Perhaps the kitty owners can advise?


Mazfromnorf Report 19 Dec 2009 16:44

there is no salt left in the shops here cant get any at all we are on a skating rink here very bad the main roads are now clear ,but the side roads are horrendous cat litter is fullers earth mine is so it would mush but also make a mess too