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drspouse
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« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2012, 6:36:49 PM »

The duck pond flooded the main road on campus today.

I feel a VC expenses scandal coming on.
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« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2012, 6:56:06 AM »

Lovely here. Clear, cold, and not a breath of wind. But definitely cold.
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« Reply #32 on: November 24, 2012, 1:59:52 PM »

Lovely here. Clear, cold, and not a breath of wind. But definitely cold.

Same here. I had fun photographing frost and ice. I had to get in fast because it won't last the night.
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« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2012, 4:00:28 AM »

Please, please, please don't let my fence blow over. [looking nervously out the back window at my fence swaying alarmingly in the storm winds]
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« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2012, 1:43:05 PM »

Our local council has issued an alert for a 'flash freeze' tomorrow morning, with overnight rain washing away salt and then freezing on roads and pavements. Should make for an interesting commute - I hope not to drive (ie I hope the trains will be unaffected), but the walking but could be interesting (and I have to be in early for a 9 am class). My YakTrax are in my rucksack ready.
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« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2012, 3:19:16 PM »

What fun. Thogh Yaktrax are fantastic.

In Brussels where it's just become quite cold. Flying to San Francisco in morning, however, where it's not a problem.
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« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2012, 6:19:00 PM »

We lit our fire and had hot chocolate today... mmm....
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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2012, 6:25:20 PM »

What fun. Thogh Yaktrax are fantastic.

In Brussels where it's just become quite cold. Flying to San Francisco in morning, however, where it's not a problem.

I'll trade you an icy 9 am lecture.......
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« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2012, 1:53:30 AM »

What fun. Thogh Yaktrax are fantastic.

In Brussels where it's just become quite cold. Flying to San Francisco in morning, however, where it's not a problem.

I'll trade you an icy 9 am lecture.......

No thanks. Not keen on the journey but you've reminded me that there are worse things I could be doing today.
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« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2012, 4:19:58 AM »

What fun. Thogh Yaktrax are fantastic.

In Brussels where it's just become quite cold. Flying to San Francisco in morning, however, where it's not a problem.

I'll trade you an icy 9 am lecture.......

No thanks. Not keen on the journey but you've reminded me that there are worse things I could be doing today.

Always glad to be of service!

The pavements in ScotiaVille were "challenging" (I walked on the road most of the way, and even that was a tad slippy), but the ice was pretty much a non-event in UniversityCity until I got to the stone flags on the public road by campus. Should be an interesting stroll to my lecture.
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« Reply #40 on: November 29, 2012, 7:13:55 AM »

The pavements in ScotiaVille were "challenging" (I walked on the road most of the way, and even that was a tad slippy), but the ice was pretty much a non-event in UniversityCity until I got to the stone flags on the public road by campus. Should be an interesting stroll to my lecture.

How many sightings of unsuitable student footwear followed by student doing a Bambi on ice did you manage on the walk?

Not quite so chilly down here -- a balmy 4C -- but we've also got 80% humidity, with the inevitable result that the wrist is aching like hell.
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« Reply #41 on: November 29, 2012, 1:34:37 PM »

The pavements in ScotiaVille were "challenging" (I walked on the road most of the way, and even that was a tad slippy), but the ice was pretty much a non-event in UniversityCity until I got to the stone flags on the public road by campus. Should be an interesting stroll to my lecture.

How many sightings of unsuitable student footwear followed by student doing a Bambi on ice did you manage on the walk?

Not quite so chilly down here -- a balmy 4C -- but we've also got 80% humidity, with the inevitable result that the wrist is aching like hell.

You think I see students at 9 am? Optimist! I did have a sighting of one of my less favorite administrators having a quick slip and then looking around furtively to check no-one had seen. I gave him a cheery wave.....
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« Reply #42 on: November 30, 2012, 6:03:37 AM »

Very brrrrrr here in the Royal County....
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« Reply #43 on: November 30, 2012, 6:39:40 AM »

Very brrrrrr here in the Royal County....

It is very brrrrr (sp?) here too, but the sun is shining so I love it!
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« Reply #44 on: November 30, 2012, 6:42:03 AM »

Snow forecast for tomorrow!!  If only it had been a few degrees colder when we had all that rain...
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