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« Reply #120 on: April 24, 2012, 1:25:29 PM »

Yeah, but it's still not very exciting.


Scotland? Or the weather?

Buffalo and a big area to the south had almost a foot of snow yesterday. 

British weather is so boring.

You definitely need a job in Scotland. Last snow in the middle of May; first frost in the first week of September; ski slopes within half an hour of some universities ;-)

Apart from possibly the Cairngorms and UHI, I am struggling to find another university 30 mins from a ski slope unless you are counting Hillend (dry slope) as a ski slope or have a private helicopter. 90 minutes would give you a few.......
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« Reply #121 on: April 24, 2012, 1:36:16 PM »

Buffalo and a big area to the south had almost a foot of snow yesterday. 

British weather is so boring.

You definitely need a job in Scotland. Last snow in the middle of May; first frost in the first week of September; ski slopes within half an hour of some universities ;-)

Apart from possibly the Cairngorms and UHI, I am struggling to find another university 30 mins from a ski slope unless you are counting Hillend (dry slope) as a ski slope or have a private helicopter. 90 minutes would give you a few.......

A friend of WH's who's ex-Dundee and still lives in the city claims his front door to on the slopes at Glenshee in 45 minutes. Mind you, I've heard stories about his driving...
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« Reply #122 on: April 24, 2012, 2:52:20 PM »

Buffalo and a big area to the south had almost a foot of snow yesterday. 

British weather is so boring.

You definitely need a job in Scotland. Last snow in the middle of May; first frost in the first week of September; ski slopes within half an hour of some universities ;-)

Apart from possibly the Cairngorms and UHI, I am struggling to find another university 30 mins from a ski slope unless you are counting Hillend (dry slope) as a ski slope or have a private helicopter. 90 minutes would give you a few.......

A friend of WH's who's ex-Dundee and still lives in the city claims his front door to on the slopes at Glenshee in 45 minutes. Mind you, I've heard stories about his driving...

He must have friends on assorted local constabularies. Or a helicopter.
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« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2012, 9:00:47 AM »

It has not rained for four whole hours.

Alas, I don't think this will be setting a precedent.
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« Reply #124 on: April 26, 2012, 5:13:24 PM »

<smiles from sunny and warm Vienna>
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« Reply #125 on: April 26, 2012, 6:23:55 PM »

<adds Ex Lax to S_E's half litre of helles whilst she isn't looking>
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« Reply #126 on: April 27, 2012, 11:45:46 AM »

<smiles from sunny and warm Vienna>

don't forget to go to Stephansplatz and have a wurst before you leave (it's a tradition and means you'll return to Wien).
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« Reply #127 on: April 28, 2012, 12:21:15 AM »

<smiles from sunny and warm Vienna>

don't forget to go to Stephansplatz and have a wurst before you leave (it's a tradition and means you'll return to Wien).


Thanks. Lots of traditions around this conference - including getting completely rat arsed at conveners' party on the Friday night....

Hair of the dog time!
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« Reply #128 on: May 05, 2012, 5:30:44 AM »

Lovely day here though a bit on the cool side.

On a side note, I love living in a country where a complete stranger helps you carry a large box to your car and where you can get codeine over the counter.
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« Reply #129 on: May 05, 2012, 11:46:27 AM »

Lovely day here though a bit on the cool side.

On a side note, I love living in a country where a complete stranger helps you carry a large box to your car and where you can get codeine over the counter.

I used to live in NYC where a complete stranger would help you carry a large box to your car, then steal your car. You could also get cocaine on the street corner.
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« Reply #130 on: May 05, 2012, 5:14:32 PM »

Lovely day here though a bit on the cool side.

On a side note, I love living in a country where a complete stranger helps you carry a large box to your car and where you can get codeine over the counter.

I used to live in NYC where a complete stranger would help you carry a large box to your car, then steal your car. You could also get cocaine on the street corner.

Sure, but at 1.69 for 32 tablets I reckon the codeine is cheaper.

And I still have my car...
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« Reply #131 on: May 06, 2012, 12:03:58 PM »

I had to drive to another station to get my season ticket today. Apart from getting sleeted on, I drove along a section of road with snow lying in the edge against a wall. Someone needs to tell the weather gods it is May!
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« Reply #132 on: May 06, 2012, 12:31:09 PM »

I had to drive to another station to get my season ticket today. Apart from getting sleeted on, I drove along a section of road with snow lying in the edge against a wall. Someone needs to tell the weather gods it is May!

Someone did... and the weather gods responded, 'You had good weather in April, so shut up.'
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« Reply #133 on: May 06, 2012, 1:00:02 PM »

When did we have good weather in April?  BBC said something like "coldest April in 23 years". 
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« Reply #134 on: May 06, 2012, 2:15:27 PM »

When did we have good weather in April?  BBC said something like "coldest April in 23 years".  

And the wettest in the past century.
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