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Re: Snow good!

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van ordinaire wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 00:58
Never understood why any male over the age of 12 would want to revert to shorts for ordinary day wear - seems to be taking 2nd childhood to extremes!

Never lived in a hot country then I take it ? :wink:

Try wearing jeans or dress trousers to work somewhere where the temperature is routinely 25-35C during the day with high humidity and a hot sun beating down on you from a clear blue sky and you might change your opinion. :twisted:

Even in northern New Zealand where the average summer temperatures were "only" about 24C (with individual days going up to about 28C and on rare occasions into the low 30's) the humidity was often high making any form of long trousers sweaty and uncomfortable to say the least, unless you were working in air conditioning - and no job I ever had at NZ had air conditioning! :evil:

In the hottest summer weather I often wore short dress (belt capable) trousers to work - not particularly fashionable to be sure, but necessary! And I wasn't the only one doing it... And if I was wearing jeans to work on a slightly less hot day the very first thing I did after getting home was to get them off to put on some comfortable shorts of some kind, with a great sense of relief. In the peak of summer I'd say half the men you'd pass on the street would be wearing short trousers out of necessity.

I can't even imagine wearing jeans or long trousers routinely somewhere equatorial like Darwin where it is hot and humid all year round...

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I have a pair of Pinstripe shorts for formal occasions, shorts for working in the shed a d casual ones, from mid march its normally flip flops too, just dont like the feel of trousers!
Also living in Cornwall it rains a Lot, skin dries quicker than material saves on washing! :-D

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Mandrake wrote:
07 Mar 2018, 10:01
I can't even imagine wearing jeans or long trousers routinely somewhere equatorial like Darwin where it is hot and humid all year round...



As an ex-resident of Darwin I can tell you that only on one occasion one morning - in all the time I lived there - did I put on a pair of jeans (or indeed long trousers). The temperature was a freezing-cold 17 degrees C. I kept them on for around an hour before the shorts went back on!

It was also the only time I wore a sweatshirt there too...

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Have to admit I've never owned or worn a pair of jeans.

In Egypt we worked in shorts, boots and a jungle hat, no shirt, no 30 factor cream :) but on guard duty long KD trousers, it was damned cold patrolling the perimeter wire at midnight and beyond.

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Our postmen wear shorts seems all the year round - except last week. :shock:

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Timmo wrote:
06 Mar 2018, 08:39
Stickyfinger wrote:
01 Mar 2018, 20:57
Also VERY surprised at the RR-Evq's, must be road tyres that makes them rubbish.

Its more the driver than the tyres! :-D


Definitely agree there! We went out (under pretence of looking for stuck cars to help out, but admittedly it was good fun too) and made it quite easily up most of the roads round here. Drifts getting toward 4'6" in parts The only hill that defeated Black was the steep part of Red lane headed up The Cloud. The snow was just too deep and would've got beached if I tried too hard.

All in all, a bit of common sense and finesse get you a long way even on unchained budget tyres.

Forecasts have us seeing more snow tomorrow. Rather hope not, just about ready to get back at the cars again!

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We have had some pretty impressive "Snow Walls" round here, particularly in the deeper countryside roads on their first clearance by mainly local farmers and landscaping contractors with their JCB's and Tractors. Now virtually everywhere is accessible bu many of the huge snow piles remain for now.

This little bout of snow has put back the "pothole" situation back to square one. Great to get the snow cleared and re-join civilisation but the ploughs and JCB's dont half take their toll on the road surface, and the piled up snow at the sides of the roads has plenty of the former surface of the road piled up with it!

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Anyone remember "Spot the Ball" in their version of the Evening Chronicle "Football Pink"?

Well here's the Highlands equivalent "Spot the Ptarmigan" (plural of course)

Ptarmigan in Winter Coats
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© Copyright Andrew Tryon and
licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 07:34
Well here's the Highlands equivalent "Spot the Ptarmigan" (plural of course)



Good game! Good game!!!

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Yep - they're just to the left of that snow covered rock :-D

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I did a spot the ball in a Readers Digest promotion.......won £16,000 or a new VW Golf.......took the cash.

Just one X allowed on a rugby game, hit the ball dead centre.

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 10:35
I did a spot the ball in a Readers Digest promotion.......won £16,000 or a new VW Golf.......took the cash.



Very wise :)

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Excellent camouflage the Ptarmigan, I couldn't see them until I blew the picture up.

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Peter.N. wrote:
09 Mar 2018, 12:04
Excellent camouflage the Ptarmigan, I couldn't see them until I blew the picture up.

Peter

They did not deserve being blown up!

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I wondered if someone would say that. :-D

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