lizziec: (npower - orbs wot ben made for me)
There's still snow here today, not as much as most of you but a good inch or so, and more is falling now, meaning UKC is closing at 2pm, and a couple of schools are closing now that were open earlier due to worsening conditions. Our stairs, which have been swept and salted twice since yesterday are overwhelmed with snow again. It's all rather exciting ;)

For readers elsewhere I should explain that here in the UK, especially in the South East corner (and I'm almost as south and east as you can get) we don't usually get snow, especially snow that settles enough to do stuff in due to the jet stream which keeps Britain warm, despite it being on the same longitude as Moscow (I believe). So when it does snow and settles it causes chaos ;)

Our excitement this morning was doubled (or more!) by being able to have a proper play with [livejournal.com profile] benc's Christmas present, Lego Technic set 8275, a Motorized Bulldozer in the snow.

Research suggested it would work very well in the snow, as there are videos of the Lego development team testing one of the development models in the snow, but we still wanted to have a play ourselves. This most recent (and heavy) snow has given us the perfect opportunity.

So we did. Here are the videos to prove it!

First [livejournal.com profile] benc had a go while I filmed:


Then I drove it while [livejournal.com profile] benc filmed:


Picture of ben playing with his shiny )

I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all :)

lizziec: (npower - orbs wot ben made for me)
There's still snow here today, not as much as most of you but a good inch or so, and more is falling now, meaning UKC is closing at 2pm, and a couple of schools are closing now that were open earlier due to worsening conditions. Our stairs, which have been swept and salted twice since yesterday are overwhelmed with snow again. It's all rather exciting ;)

For readers elsewhere I should explain that here in the UK, especially in the South East corner (and I'm almost as south and east as you can get) we don't usually get snow, especially snow that settles enough to do stuff in due to the jet stream which keeps Britain warm, despite it being on the same longitude as Moscow (I believe). So when it does snow and settles it causes chaos ;)

Our excitement this morning was doubled (or more!) by being able to have a proper play with [livejournal.com profile] benc's Christmas present, Lego Technic set 8275, a Motorized Bulldozer in the snow.

Research suggested it would work very well in the snow, as there are videos of the Lego development team testing one of the development models in the snow, but we still wanted to have a play ourselves. This most recent (and heavy) snow has given us the perfect opportunity.

So we did. Here are the videos to prove it!

First [livejournal.com profile] benc had a go while I filmed:


Then I drove it while [livejournal.com profile] benc filmed:


Picture of ben playing with his shiny )

I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all :)
lizziec: (me - Lizzie-ben)
It's all snowy here, hence the icon - apparently the only one I have, in over 100, that features snow.

Apparently a severe weather warning has been issued for Kent valid from now till Tuesday. Will be interesting to see how all this turns out :) We're well provisioned, so lots and lots of snow would be lovely :D

I was amused by a piece in the February 2009 issue of BBC History magazine ("Footsteps" section) about the Jorvik Viking Centre, which I think will strike a chord with all who have visited. I've transcribed it below - sorry for any typing errors :)

Cut for legnth )
lizziec: (me - Lizzie-ben)
It's all snowy here, hence the icon - apparently the only one I have, in over 100, that features snow.

Apparently a severe weather warning has been issued for Kent valid from now till Tuesday. Will be interesting to see how all this turns out :) We're well provisioned, so lots and lots of snow would be lovely :D

I was amused by a piece in the February 2009 issue of BBC History magazine ("Footsteps" section) about the Jorvik Viking Centre, which I think will strike a chord with all who have visited. I've transcribed it below - sorry for any typing errors :)

Cut for legnth )
lizziec: (Lizzie-ben)
White stuff! Falling from the sky!

Snoooooooooooooooooooooow.

...still have to go to Uni :'(
lizziec: (Lizzie-ben)
White stuff! Falling from the sky!

Snoooooooooooooooooooooow.

...still have to go to Uni :'(
lizziec: (Robin Hood (Errol Flynn))
For those of you who knew that I was driving through a young blizzard along nasty slippy non gritted roads to Coulsdon this morning and were worried - I'm ok! I made it :D

The A2 and M2 were the most dangerous bits - very slippery, not clear of snow at all, very dangerous.

Anyway, got to Coulsdon in one piece and found my brother, instead of waiting for me or leaving a door unlocked for me, left the house and lockedme out so I waited outside freezing cold for 10 mins.

Git.

Now I have new clothes as a christmas pressie from mamma. Oh, and benylin ;)
lizziec: (Robin Hood (Errol Flynn))
For those of you who knew that I was driving through a young blizzard along nasty slippy non gritted roads to Coulsdon this morning and were worried - I'm ok! I made it :D

The A2 and M2 were the most dangerous bits - very slippery, not clear of snow at all, very dangerous.

Anyway, got to Coulsdon in one piece and found my brother, instead of waiting for me or leaving a door unlocked for me, left the house and lockedme out so I waited outside freezing cold for 10 mins.

Git.

Now I have new clothes as a christmas pressie from mamma. Oh, and benylin ;)
lizziec: (snail)
Did I say snow tomorrow? What I should have said was snow tonight! :D *dances*

snow-me (aka - this is what I brought a coat for) )
lizziec: (snail)
Did I say snow tomorrow? What I should have said was snow tonight! :D *dances*

snow-me (aka - this is what I brought a coat for) )
lizziec: (Default)
Well, the Verdi's Requiem went really really well :D The bass drum was excellent and I spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Piccies from the rehersal (including the Archbishop of Canterbury made out of snow (found in the Cathederal Precinct Grounds) are here.

Pity mamma couldn't be there, but given the snow and ice yesterday morning (when she would have been travelling back) I don't blame her. Piccies of yesterday's snow here. Luckily a thaw seems to be in progress now :)

Snow is fun for a couple of days, but tedious when it hangs around for a couple of weeks >.<

Have discovered though that both the BBC weather site and the metoffice site never agree. Which is interesting because they get their data from the same place. What is even more interesting is that they're rarely right where snow is concerned.

I'm also surviving my teaching practice and becoming less scared, though it seems to be taking ages :(

Now my hectic week is over but I still seem to be busybusybusy >.<

Oooh - must send my graduation stuff back... :| Makes it all somehow real... (eep!)
lizziec: (Default)
Well, the Verdi's Requiem went really really well :D The bass drum was excellent and I spoke to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Piccies from the rehersal (including the Archbishop of Canterbury made out of snow (found in the Cathederal Precinct Grounds) are here.

Pity mamma couldn't be there, but given the snow and ice yesterday morning (when she would have been travelling back) I don't blame her. Piccies of yesterday's snow here. Luckily a thaw seems to be in progress now :)

Snow is fun for a couple of days, but tedious when it hangs around for a couple of weeks >.<

Have discovered though that both the BBC weather site and the metoffice site never agree. Which is interesting because they get their data from the same place. What is even more interesting is that they're rarely right where snow is concerned.

I'm also surviving my teaching practice and becoming less scared, though it seems to be taking ages :(

Now my hectic week is over but I still seem to be busybusybusy >.<

Oooh - must send my graduation stuff back... :| Makes it all somehow real... (eep!)
lizziec: (Default)
Verdi's Requiem

TONIGHT

, Canterbury Cathederal, tickets £6 - can be purchased on the door for those who get there uber early (in the next 15-30 mins).

Will be an excellent night :D
lizziec: (Default)
Verdi's Requiem

TONIGHT

, Canterbury Cathederal, tickets £6 - can be purchased on the door for those who get there uber early (in the next 15-30 mins).

Will be an excellent night :D

A Plea

4 March 2005 11:11 am
lizziec: (Default)
I just got back from Whitstable. The school I was at has been closed and I drove back along the Thanet Way and Whitstable Road.

I am begging everyone who reads this and is in the Canterbury Area:

Please do not go out unless it is strictly, life or death neccessary. The Whitstable Road is covered in white stuff and I skidded three times on my way back.


Please please please do not drive unless you have to.


Stay indoors and keep warm.



Please keep safe everyone.

[edit] I am ok and so is the car. I wasn't going fast enough to do any damage and I didn't hit anything. They were just a little scary.

A Plea

4 March 2005 11:11 am
lizziec: (Default)
I just got back from Whitstable. The school I was at has been closed and I drove back along the Thanet Way and Whitstable Road.

I am begging everyone who reads this and is in the Canterbury Area:

Please do not go out unless it is strictly, life or death neccessary. The Whitstable Road is covered in white stuff and I skidded three times on my way back.


Please please please do not drive unless you have to.


Stay indoors and keep warm.



Please keep safe everyone.

[edit] I am ok and so is the car. I wasn't going fast enough to do any damage and I didn't hit anything. They were just a little scary.
lizziec: (Default)
When I went to bed last night all the snow had melted.

When I woke up the world looked like this )
and
this )

More here

Wow :o
lizziec: (Default)
When I went to bed last night all the snow had melted.

When I woke up the world looked like this )
and
this )

More here

Wow :o
lizziec: (Default)
My pictures of the recent snow, the first snowman I can rememeber building and campus and Canterbury looking lovely are here.

My personal favourite is here )

The snow yesterday was really fun. Had the day off and came to campus with ben (I got the call saying school was shut when I was dropping him off so it seemed sensible...) and took some great pictures (see above for url). Met a really nice girl who looked like she was from a hot country. She came over to us as we were "clearing the car"* and asked us to take a piccie of her in the snow, so we did. Then she asked for a piccie with me (in my cold weather gear of jumper, headscarf*, wooly scarf* and huge gloves *grin*

Jibbled inside where it was safe and warm all day and after ben finished work we headed up to the field near where I live and ben taught me how to build a snowman. see here :D )

I like snow (for the most part). Especially when it's the nice stuff.

Unfortunately today the snow is dangerous slush and I fell over taking the children to school. Estates still have not gritted and I have wet and cold toes.

At least I have the piccies to remind me how pretty it all was :)

Finally, happy birthday Sophie :D

*read "having a snowball fight"
*a present from [livejournal.com profile] no1typo after her latest trip to mallorca
*knitted by [livejournal.com profile] no1typo for me the year I started Uni
lizziec: (Default)
My pictures of the recent snow, the first snowman I can rememeber building and campus and Canterbury looking lovely are here.

My personal favourite is here )

The snow yesterday was really fun. Had the day off and came to campus with ben (I got the call saying school was shut when I was dropping him off so it seemed sensible...) and took some great pictures (see above for url). Met a really nice girl who looked like she was from a hot country. She came over to us as we were "clearing the car"* and asked us to take a piccie of her in the snow, so we did. Then she asked for a piccie with me (in my cold weather gear of jumper, headscarf*, wooly scarf* and huge gloves *grin*

Jibbled inside where it was safe and warm all day and after ben finished work we headed up to the field near where I live and ben taught me how to build a snowman. see here :D )

I like snow (for the most part). Especially when it's the nice stuff.

Unfortunately today the snow is dangerous slush and I fell over taking the children to school. Estates still have not gritted and I have wet and cold toes.

At least I have the piccies to remind me how pretty it all was :)

Finally, happy birthday Sophie :D

*read "having a snowball fight"
*a present from [livejournal.com profile] no1typo after her latest trip to mallorca
*knitted by [livejournal.com profile] no1typo for me the year I started Uni
lizziec: (Default)
We have proper proper snow :D It's proper powdery stuff :D Yay! :D Campus will obviously grind to a halt later because estates haven't gritted yet. I have had two snowfights with ben and I can't rememeber having had that much fun snowfighting before. Of course, it was all done in a good cause - I got the car cleared :D

I got loads of piccies which I shall put up later when I get home where my USB cable lives :) I feel so bouncy happy right now :D

I got to uni to drop off ben and got a call from [livejournal.com profile] rahslowe who told me [livejournal.com profile] fooflington heard on the radio that Blean School where I work (well, take the kids to) is shut so I called up Sue who told me yes it was and the kids were off and so was Andy so I don't have to go in.

I have a snow day!


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



*bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce*

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee



*bounces off in ---> that direction*
lizziec: (Default)
We have proper proper snow :D It's proper powdery stuff :D Yay! :D Campus will obviously grind to a halt later because estates haven't gritted yet. I have had two snowfights with ben and I can't rememeber having had that much fun snowfighting before. Of course, it was all done in a good cause - I got the car cleared :D

I got loads of piccies which I shall put up later when I get home where my USB cable lives :) I feel so bouncy happy right now :D

I got to uni to drop off ben and got a call from [livejournal.com profile] rahslowe who told me [livejournal.com profile] fooflington heard on the radio that Blean School where I work (well, take the kids to) is shut so I called up Sue who told me yes it was and the kids were off and so was Andy so I don't have to go in.

I have a snow day!


WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE



*bouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebouncebounce*

squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee



*bounces off in ---> that direction*
lizziec: (Default)
Snow!

Snow!

Snow!


Snow!


Snow!


Snow!



Snow joke kids ;)

Have my fingers crossed that there's enough tomorrow to stop me having to go to campus...
lizziec: (Default)
Snow!

Snow!

Snow!


Snow!


Snow!


Snow!



Snow joke kids ;)

Have my fingers crossed that there's enough tomorrow to stop me having to go to campus...

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