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    Discussion in 'Rudi's bar' started by skiathospurs, Jan 11, 2017.

    1. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Been a bit quiet these last few days,here is why

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      On the mainland close to us and the two neighbouring islands the govt has declared a state of emergency,over a meter of snow and no power.I went through that 15 years ago 5 days no electricity in sub freezing conditions,it aint pretty!


      This year we were spared,the power stayed on & we only had a couple of feet of snow,I can tell you it aint normal for a greek island.5days with no mains water,lucky I have a pond I can raid to be able to flush the toilet and boil a 10 lt stockpot of water to stand in and have a sponge down every couple of days.Its fucking grim I tell you,but so far power and internet has survived and a big thaw is meant to occurr later,infact my mains water unfroze this morning,the water heater is on,my fire is lit and I am going to have the most beautiful long hot shower&try and unknot my hair when I finally get to wash it!!
      I wanted to live out of the way a little bit not off the grid!!! Its actually quite enjoyable on a basic level being challenged to survive,but once a decade is enough!!
       
    2. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Wow..in the middle of the Med......what's all this bollocks about the weather being fucked up and global warming eh? Al Gore wtf are you talking about lol....

      Good luck untangling the hair ha ha.
       
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    3. Liam

      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Seen a few pictures like this lately. Got the mother outlaw flying over from Crete this Saturday. Gotta be the only time it's likely to be warmer here than in Greece.
       
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      Thfcire Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Holy fuck
       
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      Yid Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Love it. Snowball fight.....⚬☃⚬☃⚬☃⚬☃⚬
       
    6. LakewoodSpur

      LakewoodSpur Member Founding Member

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      @skiathospurs: Here in the Pacific Northwest, on nice days like yours we go to the beach!;)
       
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      Must be a nightmare mate! Are you all right for a brew?
       
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    8. J.spurs

      J.spurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Had a little under a foot here on Saturday, kids just now returning to school--it's not as rare here as it is in your area (we usually get a lot of ice and a snow or two yearly) but we still go batshit when it hits.
       
    9. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      The thaw has arrived!!mains water restored,chickens actually came out of their house,and I can organise my firewood before the next siberian blast forecast for the weekend arrives!!Saw today plenty of water meters with fountains coming out of them,so I am lucky in that regard!!
      @LakewoodSpur wont be long !! :):)

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    10. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      All sympathy has now gone out of the window. :p
       
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    11. Flump

      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      It was awful here in Essex yesterday. We had at least an inch of snow. It was bordering on armageddon by midnight and I was seriously thinking of packing up and getting out of the country. Thankfully, by morning it had melted. Touch and go for a while though.
       
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    12. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      That fucking weather only had the fucking nerve to fucking snow on Dorset didn't it? There must have been at least a millimetre - that's about 2 foot in old money I reckon. When I got up this morning at the normal country getting up time of 5.30 our garden table had a coating of snow on it - it lasted until almost 7.30! I was just about to call out the emergency services and the grit lorries - who can't get to where we live when it snows because the roads are too iffy, fucking ironic that, probably, but I get confused when I talk about irony because I have fuck all clue what is ironic and what is sarcastic, and that statement is probably ironic - or not.

      I feel for your close call with armageddon mate - it was touch and go here as well.
       
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    13. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Lol I pissed myself at pics on twatter,barely enuff snow to write with on a car window.However just to cheer you up,the only marked police car on the island got stacked and appears to have lost its front end after crashing in the snow.If you think snow in the UK makes it all go to shit,you want to see greeks trying to drive in it.
       
    14. Flump

      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      If you need to talk you know where I am.
       
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    15. Flump

      Flump Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      I've seen how Greeks drive in perfect conditions so in snow must be a demolition derby.
       
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      Liam Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Fucking mayhem mate. I just literally laughed out loud thinking of Greeks trying to navigate the roads in deep snow....
       
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    17. LakewoodSpur

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      I was dismayed to hear about your local constabulary losing their vehicle so I contacted some RCMP colleagues of mine just across the border in British Columbia and they were kind enough to provide a "how to" video of local Canadian police operations in snow/ice. I hope this short video will benefit your cops in future snow events:
       
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    18. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Good news it stopped snowing
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      Now its raining!!

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      Haha wellies.
       
    20. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Yup!!its fucking grim,I live 50m away from my missus gaff(in the photo) and even walking between the two houses,going down and feeding my chickens/collecting eggs I have been outside for a total of about 10mins this week,its doing my nut in now.
       
    21. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      Can chickens swim???
       
    22. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      Sounds like one of they Zen doobries. Buddhist monks spend lifetimes mediating on this question. It is s fascinating question and the next time I see a chicken out of doors - you can get banged up for that at the moment 'cos of the bird flu, them swan fuckers down at Abbostbury have got the bird lurgie bad, so lock up your poultry or the feds will be bringing armageddon down on you... what? Oh yeah, the next time I see a chicken I will bung it into the river Yeo and report back to you , if it swims then it is a witch and it will be burnt, or roasted nicely.
       
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    23. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      No !! its a bit like eels living on the land.
      They fucking hate the rain,they dont have expressions,but I can just tell!!Werent too keen on the snow either,rough month for the girls!!
       
    24. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      you chicken whisperer.....!!
       
    25. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      Where do these fucking eels live? I want to see the land eels ! Do you mean snakes or slugs? If so then I am not so impressed, land eels however, I would be extremely impressed seeing those buggers.
       
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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Evolution baby,we are all monkey fish frog descendants!!
       
    28. Dorset

      Dorset The Voice Of Reason Founding Member

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      No sorry mate I'm not having that, it's just an ordinary eel that someone has bunged on the grass. I used to catch eels when I was a kid and those fuckers can live for hours out of the water, even when you have cut their fucking heads off they still wander about all over the place for days. You can bung decapitated eels in the sink downstairs ready for tomorrow's lunch and wake up in the middle of the night to the fuckers climbing up the stairs to moan about having their bonces chopped off.
       
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    29. skiathospurs

      skiathospurs Well-Known Member Founding Member

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      Lol,this all stems back to a documentary we saw in our stoner days,they do cross short patches of land to get to other streams/rivers,but yeah!!My mate put on a yokel accent and said "eels they live on the land" we`ve laughed about it ever since,you probably had to be there,but it became a quote amongst us for when someone was talking bullshit.!! Like I was then.

      edit;oops sorry about the Lol....
       
    30. Don Diaz

      Don Diaz Zero tolerance of Numpty's Founding Member

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      I googled 'Chicken Whisperer' and went onto images......there is some seriously 'niche' stuff out there.....get yourself one of those mugs mate!!!

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