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4 minutes ago, Bossybabe said:

That was the inside of my bedroom window when I was a child. 

During the last ice age?

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About -3 this morning and the valley was just beautiful on my four mile walk into town. Sadly global warming is ending this priviledge into rare slots. 2009/10 and 2010/11 being rare exceptions when we got a decent Winter.

Paradoxically a cold sunny morning feels a hell of a lot warmer than nine degrees and wind.

Will be one of the warmest Decembers on record. There's a saying if the ice can bear a duck in November (was two degrees below normal this year) only sludge and muck will follow.

 

Remember the Met forecast a freezer.

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Well, it could get cold yet. There were only 7 white Christmasses last century.

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2 hours ago, MrPin said:

During the last ice age?

Probably. The curtains got iced to the windows. I used to heat an old penny on my electric heater and hold it to the window to make a peep-hole. 

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2 hours ago, MrPin said:

During the last ice age?

All those old poems about Jack Frost painting my windowpain not got much relevance to the double glazed, centrally heated windows of today with global warming thrown in for good measure. The Spaniard's car excepted of course.

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Beautiful blue sky, sun shining although low in the sky, a great opportunity to top up on vit D and ideal for any photographers out there.......;)

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12 minutes ago, Bossybabe said:

Probably. The curtains got iced to the windows. I used to heat an old penny on my electric heater and hold it to the window to make a peep-hole. 

I remember it being like that at my parents house in the winter of '83/4 when it got down to something like -18C, the single glazed window was a thing of extreme beauty when I awoke, the ice formed paterns were quite incredible.

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7 minutes ago, winkie said:

Beautiful blue sky, sun shining although low in the sky, a great opportunity to top up on vit D and ideal for any photographers out there.......;)

You can't make vitamin D in this country from October to April no matter how pasty you are.

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24 minutes ago, Bossybabe said:

Probably. The curtains got iced to the windows. I used to heat an old penny on my electric heater and hold it to the window to make a peep-hole. 

The toilet window, mrs filthy?

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We did not have a heated bedroom at home as kids, no central heating......no problems whatsoever, always nice and warm under the covers, but sure made you got dressed quickly for school....method in the madness.:)

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3 minutes ago, This time said:

You can't make vitamin D in this country from October to April no matter how pasty you are.

Well the sun is warm on the face so must be better than staying indoors or under cover from October to April....lightness, exercise and openness has health benefits.....not so SAD.;)

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50 minutes ago, winkie said:

We did not have a heated bedroom at home as kids, no central heating......no problems whatsoever, always nice and warm under the covers, but sure made you got dressed quickly for school....method in the madness.:)

Still have no central heating. Do sometimes turn to an electric blanket though! 

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Here's a tip if you get condensation on the inside of your car windscreen. Get some of the silica cat litter and put it in a sock, (or old tights are good) and leave it on the dash. It soaks up all the moisture in the air, leaving one less thing to do when you get in the car on a cold morning :)

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18 minutes ago, uptherebels said:

Still have no central heating. Do sometimes turn to an electric blanket though! 

No heating either, hot air rises....often open the window when not too cold for fresh air, helps also with preventing condensation.;)

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4 hours ago, Bossybabe said:

That was the inside of my bedroom window when I was a child. 

Same here.  It must be about 40 years since I last saw ice inside the window of a house.  Ah, those were the days...

 

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2 minutes ago, Scunnered said:

Same here.  It must be about 40 years since I last saw ice inside the window of a house.  Ah, those were the days...

 

Could either be global warming, or double glazing.:mellow:

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11 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Could either be global warming, or double glazing.:mellow:

I'm pretty sure it's down to central heating, and possibly also the decline of the Trades Unions.

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2 minutes ago, Scunnered said:

I'm pretty sure it's down to central heating, and possibly also the decline of the Trades Unions.

So it was Socialism, that caused the winter of '47. My eyes are opened.

I'm still not taking pictures of car windscreens. Worse than fluffy kittens.

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 Central heating put paid to those days. 

I can remember griddling myself on my electric blanket, a luxury brought by Santa one year. Couldn't put a nose out of bed without a case of frostbite. 

I also remember walking the two miles to school with my friend. Our hair was frosted on the leading edges. Must've been the cold winter of 1963...

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10 minutes ago, Bossybabe said:

 Central heating put paid to those days. 

I can remember griddling myself on my electric blanket, a luxury brought by Santa one year. Couldn't put a nose out of bed without a case of frostbite. 

I also remember walking the two miles to school with my friend. Our hair was frosted on the leading edges. Must've been the cold winter of 1963...

Actually, without giving away my age, or electric wheelchair, and Elvis toupee, I do remember 1963.

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20 minutes ago, MrPin said:

Actually, without giving away my age, or electric wheelchair, and Elvis toupee, I do remember 1963.

The year I learned to ski...like Max Boyce, I was there. ?

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Drove down to St Mawes today.  

It was beautifully sunny and I've never seen so many exotic palm trees in the UK.

(And we sat in a lovely pub over-looking a blue sea drinking local beers. Life doesn't get much better than this)

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