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Cant work - weather is too bad

  1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Working for myself, from home, I never thought I'd get another snow day again. I used to travel about an hour to work and in the winter got a few days off due to terrible weather.

    But today the wind and rain has got so bad it keeps knocking out my internet - might need a weather enforced day in front of the TV wink

    1. Polly C profile image94
      Polly Cposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really? Sounds bad. I'm in Norwich and so far the weather is ok, no rain and not that much wind. Although my son has gone on his first residential school trip today, 2 days on the cliff top in sunny West Runton, Cromer. I reckon it's going to be freezing and v. windy there! It's an outdoor activity centre...but he is most looking forward to the midnight feast !!

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
        Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Polly - I am in Frinton, about 60 miles south of you, right on the coast and about to be blown out to sea.

        My mother in law is just heading back to Norwich after a vist - if you see her, please confiscate her Norfolk passport so she is unable to leave that county again smile

        1. Polly C profile image94
          Polly Cposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Ok big_smile - I'll snatch it from her! I have just been out to the bank and it is a bit windy now - my ears are very cold and my son with the cosy hood didn't see the urgency to hurry!!

          Yes, we can be our own little club...such a coincidence when you think how big the online world is. Ryankett lives in Norwich too.

    2. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It's a sod when that happens and sky TV too is affected by bad wind (lol) and weather. Secretly I like it when my internet goes off, because I can concentrate on drawing and content for  my ebooks Shhhh don't tell anyone!

    3. Just Ask Susan profile image90
      Just Ask Susanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Weather is not too bad here in Ontario so far today. All summer my Internet kept going out due to the power being shut off for about an hour a day, every day. The hydro crew was busy updating wires and hydro poles. Was totally frustrating.

  2. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    Course. Blame the weather. tongue

    I can't use that excuse - it doesn't snow where I live!

    You've put in enough work you deserve to take a break though!

    1. profile image0
      Toby Hansenposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, WryLit! If you do not get snow, you need to move to Gippsland, VIC.
      To the south of my place it is less than an hour to the surf. To the north, even less to the snowfields.

  3. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Ick, ick, ick. We're in the middle of our first Nor'easter of the fall season complete with snow. And there's just enough to be annoying but not enough to be pretty. sad

  4. Princessa profile image86
    Princessaposted 7 years ago

    We have a storm in Central France, Internet is ok so far but I might just go and have some hot chocolate and cookies anyway (any excuse is good) It's cold, home alone and don't feel like cooking so hot choc is the best option smile

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    We haven't had any significant snow this year ... not that I'm complaining. This week is supposed to be in the low teens so I don't think they expect any this week. I think I might just move to Australia one of these days...

  6. EmpressFelicity profile image72
    EmpressFelicityposted 7 years ago

    lol

    It's tiddling down with rain and very blowy here in Margate as well.  Must be a Kent/Essex/coastal thing...

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well blow me down - I am from Magate, to be absolutely precise, Westgate !

      1. EmpressFelicity profile image72
        EmpressFelicityposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No kidding - small world, isn't it!

        Sorry, what was I thinking - that should be "small world, innit!"  lol

        1. profile image0
          china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Shame you can't hear my Chinese missus here - she has picked up my souf-eest twang that I put on especialy for her when I am cussing out the other road users on the way to work.  There is something more cute than really cute about a half pint pretty Chinese girl on the back of my scooter pointing out people doing stupid things on the road and telling me "look at that knob-end!"  Juat as well eventhe English speakers don't understand that kind of language big_smile

          1. Susana S profile image97
            Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this



            Ha ha! That is one of my fav insults. I've been sooooo tempted to use it sometimes in these forums tongue

  7. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    I must say I don't feel like working today either - the weather is pants (in Harlow, Essex) and I've got little motivation to do much except curl up and have a nap (in fact I might just do that!). November 8th = A duvet day for UK hubbers? big_smile

  8. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Goodness - so China Man and Empress are from Kent, Polly is in Norfolk, and Susana and I are in Essex. A little East Uk hubbers club - we should have our own Forum.

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excuse me - that would be a souf-eest club !

    2. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      And I am from East Yorkshire!!! whoo hoo!

      1. profile image0
        china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That is NOT a place it an irritating desease, a bit like athletes foot on a peat cutters foot !!   big_smile

        1. waynet profile image74
          waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh! sad

        2. Spacey Gracey profile image36
          Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wow that was harsh. And don't be dissing Wayne - he's a proper hard Northerner - he will hunt you down smile

          1. waynet profile image74
            waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Yeah....next time I'll pull a face like this Chineses man....

            http://www.geekshow.us/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/fred01.jpg

            1. WryLilt profile image91
              WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              If he's Chinese, I'm blonde.

              1. waynet profile image74
                waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Nooooo not him, china man....he dissed where I was from!!!!! big_smile

                1. WryLilt profile image91
                  WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  But I'm NOT blonde!

                  1. waynet profile image74
                    waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    And I ain't Ginger!

                2. profile image0
                  china manposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                  Well !!  East Yorkshire for goodness sake !  There you are driving through nice Yorkshire scenery with canals, and little wood fringed fields or green hilly things, then it all turns into black bog moorland !  When I drove around there a lot I would have to stock up on chocolate and munchies to stop me getting depressed just driving past big_smile

                  1. waynet profile image74
                    waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh good you didn't mention the drug lords living on council estates and all the Chavs!

  9. cre8tive profile image83
    cre8tiveposted 7 years ago

    I'm a bit north of you in Bedfordshire and it's been horrendous all morning ~ though it seems to be calming down slightly now.

    At some point I'll need to go out and rescue the garden furniture which is currently strewn round the garden like a piece of abstract art.

    Winter's coming.

  10. lyndre profile image77
    lyndreposted 7 years ago

    Driving home from a wedding last night in Ayrshire,I was hit with a wave coming over the sea wall at Largs.definately a brown trouser moment.

    1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
      Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice - lovely image while I am eating lunch smile

  11. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Wish we had a HubPages map to post little hubber avatars all over.

  12. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Been raining and windy in Hertfordshire too - internet still working though!

    Time to knock off for lunch though - something warm like soup!

    1. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oh soup....am going mad on Heinz Chicken and veg soup with a few door stop slices of bread and butter, fantastic!!!

      1. camlo profile image91
        camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm eating breakfast cerial at three in the afternoon - what would my mum say about that? smile

        1. waynet profile image74
          waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It's just gotta be done, I've been known to eat nice hot porridge with syrup any time of the day! big_smile

          1. camlo profile image91
            camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I do that, too, but with brown sugar.

      2. CMHypno profile image94
        CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        My favorite is still Heinz tomato - it reminds me of being off sick from school, snuggled on the sofa!

  13. camlo profile image91
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Here in Cologne it's 8°c and sunny. Wish it was warmer, because I hate winter clothes.

  14. Spacey Gracey profile image36
    Spacey Graceyposted 7 years ago

    Hertfordshire is where my godparents are from smile

    Nice pic Wayne - is that from that freaky kids film he was in - the name escapes me and now its gonna drive me nuts all day.

    1. waynet profile image74
      waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Drop dead fred!

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
        Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's the one - must dig it out - for my kids benefit of course smile

        1. waynet profile image74
          waynetposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I watched it last week....fun film!

    2. CMHypno profile image94
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      East enough to join the club?

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
        Spacey Graceyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh yes definitely. If Wayne's made it in with 'East Yorkshire' - which is actually further away from me than France, then I think Hertfordshire counts as East too smile

  15. Amanda Severn profile image98
    Amanda Severnposted 7 years ago

    It seems to be brightening up here in Sussex. Just as well, because I thought our sash windows were going to rattle their panes out last night!

 
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