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Lazarus

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A two T-Shirt job.
 

Analoguesat

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If you are wondering why the thermometer is cracked and scarred....

I live on a farm & late last year one of the bulls got loose, and ended up in our garden! The post the thermometer was screwed to was the only casualty of the incident - it even squeezed past my dish farm without any damage somehow. Fortunately the farm lads were very good and soon coralled the critter as I wasnt going anywhere near one and a half tons of prime beef! But the battered plastic is witness to a somewhat unusual evening.

:-rofl2
 

Llew

cerca trova...
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Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
If you are wondering why the thermometer is cracked and scarred....

I live on a farm & late last year one of the bulls got loose, and ended up in our garden! The post the thermometer was screwed to was the only casualty of the incident - it even squeezed past my dish farm without any damage somehow. Fortunately the farm lads were very good and soon coralled the critter as I wasnt going anywhere near one and a half tons of prime beef! But the battered plastic is witness to a somewhat unusual evening.

:-rofl2
Forgotten your red cloth and sword? :lol:
 

Analoguesat

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Its going to be another clear cold night - the thermometer was already down to -6C at 16.30
 

Lazarus

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Beautiful sunny day in the North Riding - had a fab walk this afternoon.

Mind you, it took early twenty minutes to drive our uncleared and ungritted lanes the 3 miles to the main road at 9am, in order to get SWMBOs car to the MoT station - It was still minus 5C even then. Shot up to peak at 3C come lunchtime.
 

sonnetpete

Grumpy Old Moderator and quiz inquisitor..
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Seperate 80 cm dish on 28E with a Humax Freesat for SWMBO.
Free Sat V8 meter. Sony Bravia 46" LCD, Sony BluRay and Home Cinema.
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Normandy, France

Lazarus

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Ferkinell!

And I am unanimous in that
 

Analoguesat

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Analoguesat

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One of my mates who lives a mile down the road just told me he saw -16.5C on his car thermometer about the time I was taking that pic, so its accurate to within a degree or so.
 

jeallen01

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One of my mates who lives a mile down the road just told me he saw -16.5C on his car thermometer about the time I was taking that pic, so its accurate to within a degree or so.
TG we don't live "North of Watford":-rofl2
 

Channel Hopper

Suffering fools, so you don't have to.
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I'm using a candle or two to keep the bathroom a tad above zero.

The toothpaste remains slightly crunchy in the morning though
 

Analoguesat

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Half nine & we are at -17C. Im wanting to see a subzero Fahrenheit reading now!

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The lying snow is so cold it "squeaks" as you walk on it!
 

jeallen01

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I'm using a candle or two to keep the bathroom a tad above zero.

The toothpaste remains slightly crunchy in the morning though
Get a "bit of insulation" whilst the government's current "Green Grant" scheme is still in place. I got quite a sum in 2015 for the exterior wall insulation on 2/3rd of this house (on top, I have to say, of all that I paid for myself over the years before that!)

Last night I turned the lounge gas fire off before going to bed, and set the c/h to keep the temp not to drop below 23.5C - but still woke up very early in the morning, having sweated so much that I had to change my pyjama shirt :D.
 

TJExcalibur

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No snow here and just above zero tonight. Next week will be around 11c daytime. The forecasts are always over a degree lower than they actually are.
 

ozumo

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Car thermometer showed -12.5C this morning in the open countryside. Greenhouse max/min gauge shows -5C.
 

PaulR

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I thought it was less cold this morning than yesterday. No thermometer but the ice on the pond in the chicken enclosure needed less effort to break through than previously. Must be a slight thaw as my brother has just told me that he's had a water leak in his house!
 

Topper

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I thought it was less cold this morning than yesterday. No thermometer but the ice on the pond in the chicken enclosure needed less effort to break through than previously. Must be a slight thaw as my brother has just told me that he's had a water leak in his house!
Global warming?:-ohmy
 
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