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06 January 2010 @ 11:25 am
Snow Day!  
(This is my only icon with snow in it - I think :)

Where I am in Oxford we had about six to ten inches depending on whether it has drifted or not. It's very pretty, my next door neighbours were giggling like fools and building a snowman at 10.00pm last night :) There are now another five just like it in my road alone.

I struggled into work today (I walked - yes, I know - me!) only to get there and be told half an hour later that the university was closing, so I had to go home again - I took a bus part of the way this time, since they seem to be running.

So, this is all good so far, but the kicker, having got home and prepared to snuggle in, is to find that my satellite dish must be covered in too much snow, my Sky+ can't find a signal, and therefore won't even show the stuff it's already got recorded. Boo.

Although it's not like I don't have dvds :)
 
 
 
Fortune depends on the tone of your voicebopeepsheep on January 6th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
Ours is working fine, but I'm not sure I'd recommend walking over here just for TV. ;-) But if you want company, you'd be welcome, of course.
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Now that's a thought! I'm snuggled in for now, and it's still snowing, but I reckon we'll be going stir-crazy if this keeps up! :) Winnie already is!

I doubt I'm going in tomorrow either, what do you reckon, can I pop over then?
(no subject) - bopeepsheep on January 6th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
the camelion Poetaltogetherisi on January 6th, 2010 11:46 am (UTC)
THERE IS SO MUCH SNOW HERE. Every now and then I go to look, and its still coming down and piling up...
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:27 pm (UTC)
I know! I think it's finally stopped now, and according to the BBC it doesn't look like there'll be more until the weekend, but it's unprecedented! I haven't seen snow like this for YEARS!
LauraB1: JB DS shock!laurab1 on January 6th, 2010 11:54 am (UTC)
Snowed in, too. Had enough of BBC Radio Oxford, so that's gone off. Our Sky is working, surprisingly.

Oh, and the RSC are doing Morte D'Arthur at Stratford, in the summer.
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
If I could get the snow off the dish I'm sure it would be fine but the trouble with that is that it's on a pole about three foot higher than my roof (due to a big tree across the road). Even on my ladder, I don't think I can get anywhere near it!

Woo hoo - want to go?
(no subject) - laurab1 on January 6th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Gaspodegaspode on January 6th, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
I took a broom to the dish at eight oclock this morning - leaning out of the bathroom window to do so. It works now
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
Can't reach it - it's on a pole three foot higher than my roof in order to be able to get signal above the tree across the road. I haven't got a ladder long enough!
Kalypso: Arthur whimperkalypso_v on January 6th, 2010 12:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my Freeview kept telling me "No signal - check aerial" last night, though I still had my Virgin cable.
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
I was all right last night, but we had a lot more snow overnight, so I suppose I shouldn't be suprised :)
Mellacitamellacita on January 6th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
I didn't know you were in Oxford. I lived there for a year as a visiting student at St. Anne's. I'm trying to imagine 6-10 inches of snow there! The year I was there, 95-96, I don't recall much more than a hard frost. Enjoy your day off. :)
Kalypso: Furykalypso_v on January 6th, 2010 02:23 pm (UTC)
In 1982, we had snow on the streets of Oxford almost until Easter, and at its worst the toilets kept freezing because we didn't have proper central heating. You had to go to the pub in the evening and stay there as long as possible drinking as little as possible so you could use their toilets, which were unfrozen, just before they shut.
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prochytesprochytes on January 6th, 2010 02:28 pm (UTC)
I am watching it snow from my study window. Very pretty. Also, trying to smuggle Doctor Who and D&D references into that Important Thing I am composing for the University.
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 6th, 2010 03:41 pm (UTC)
When are you delivering that Very Important Thing that you are doing? Do they have Latin for D&D? :)
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Lokiloki_dip on January 6th, 2010 06:42 pm (UTC)
Oops... that's annoying. Still, least you're warm and snuggled up now!
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 7th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
I am! And slightly less stir crazy, I made it out today to see a pair of mates and one of them's hyperactive six year old child. I now have perspective on what stir crazy is :)
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prochytesprochytes on January 6th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
Many sympathies for the cancellations. Can launch a Scott of the Antarctic style expedition to yours bearing Dollhouse if that would help.

(Actually, not Scott. One of the ones who did not die, preferably. Amundsen?)
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Kat: Pellewkillalla on January 7th, 2010 08:42 am (UTC)
Wow - I'm sorry to be missing all the snowy excitement! We had a few cool and rainy days here around ferengi Christmas, which is unusual for the dry season, but it's back to being dusty and hot. Today is Ethiopian Christmas, so I have a few days off, and tomorrow I'm going swimming. Still, maybe it will still be cold when I return?
Valderys: John/Rodney - Penguinsvalderys on January 7th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Compared to Ethiopia, whenever you return it will feel cold, I reckon :) It's seriously the worst I've seen anywhere for years!

And I had to blink a bit and cogitate before I remembered what a ferengi Christmas probably actually was!!