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An Entire Country Frozen (almost) Part 2

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End of November Snow Blankets UK. Source: NASA

An Entire Country Frozen

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Day After Tomorrow Fans, eat your heart out! Source: NASA

Winter Snow Crushes the UK

A somewhat heavy bout of snow throughout the UK overnight during Sunday night resulted in areas of the country grinding to a complete halt.

Overnight temperatures in London hit -3° to -7° celsius leaving every public transport service cancelled for the duration of the day as upto 8" (20cm) of snow hit the capital. Yours truly ended up having the day off from work due to the buses not running. So I spent most of the day observing the news, reading ebooks and generally chilling out.

Airports faced widespread disruption after a Cyprus Airways plane skidding whilst on the runway. Eventually Heathrow closed both it’s runways and half of outbound flights were cancelled leaving foreign commuters somewhat confused as to how little snow could cause so much chaos. Continue reading ‘Winter Snow Crushes the UK’

Weekend Mumblings

Kamikaze attack, a Wasp and WordPress

Man its hot out thar! Temperatures were hitting 28c outdoors and 30c in my room this weekend.

It was so damn hot that on Friday, a rather large fly decided to try and cool off by doing a kamikaze run straight into my left eye and completely knocked me out during a lunchtime walk by the side of the lake near my workplace. It was lodged in my upper eyeball and I could feel the bugger moving around but could I get it out?! Could I heck… I ended up walking home partially blinded, crashing in to random people as a result. I had to take a different route home too – it would be too embarrasing walking through Harrow town. Suffice to say that I eventually removed it, but fark me did that hurt! 🙁

On another note I was woken up on Saturday morning by a strange buzzing sound. It turned out to be a flaming suicidal wasp who preferred my cool pillow to the rather hot air. Needless to say this took me by complete surprise and saw me crash off the bed. A few hours later I was working under my desk rerouting some cables, and guess who I bumped in to down there? The blasted wasp was back and sent me fleeing to the nearest air freshner can. Coupled with a lighter it would be toast! Sadly the bugger had vanished by the time I had returned…

Wanted: The British Summer of 2007

10 weeks of rain fall in 24Hrs

I’ve lived in London, Middlesex my entire life and never witnessed the rainstorm that battered the UK yesterday afternoon. For those living outside the UK, let me just say that we haven’t had our summer yet. It’s been replaced by a shitstorm crapload of rain, and left half the UK flooded, and thousands of families homeless. I saw this coming from a mile away so I left work at 11am, in what can only be described as dark skies as I hopped off the bus and walked home. It was pitch black as I did so, and not 10mins after I reached home, I witnessed the heavens open up and just over 10 weeks worth of rain crashed over us.

Our garden flooded in no less then 5 minutes flat. Our front road flooded up in 10 minutes, but thankfully our drains were in good condition, so the flood waters receded rapidly, unlike elsewhere around the UK. The monsoon like storms swept up across the South and then proceeded to rotate around the Midlands and Wales before heading north slowly subsiding as it travelled that way. My father is pretty gutted as his garden is a complete state as we have had the contents of the adjacent gardens all merge into one and its a complete mess. Mind you, from what I’ve seen London got off lightly compared to the rest of the UK. I wish those affected by this weather all the best as they getting back on their feet.
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