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WIndy Scotland this morning

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By pixi25

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Galeforce winds here and torrential rain!
Scary time..tried to capture it on video but somehow it doesnt look so bad lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttoc-vDutP4&feature=youtu.be
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Well, Pixi, your video is far more interesting than anything on TV at the moment... Lol.

Nice to hear your gentle Scottish accent ! :o)

I hope everyone stays safe !

It certainly looks wild and windy up there in Scotland. Much the same in England and Wales.

Your back garden fences seem to be the open slat design ... a good idea to allow the wind to blow through them rather than the wind knocking them down.

You have lots of seedlings .. what are you growing ?

Stay watching till the end of the video, everyone, to see a very cute Suki :o)))

3 Jan, 2012

 

oh Pixi how awful, we had gales here in Elgin a little while back was really scary, looks the same as you have and it settles then comes in awful gusts, blew a great big trampoline right in my friends back garden. We have rain here today but quite still with a bit of breeze now and then though i think the wind may be getting up a little. Your lovely little cat will be scared too, keep indoors and stay safe, hope it goes away soon.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Pixi thats a great video, thanks, lovely to hear you and your fabulous accent.

I looked up the wind scales on google ~ looks like force 7
~ Whole trees in motion. Effort needed to walk against the wind, near gale

maybe even 8 or more??
you can look and decide:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort_scale

i did say hello to suki, but minty wouldnt come to talk!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

lol TT You might well be right! Not a lot to watch on tv at the moment,,tho I enjoyed The CHronicles of narnia Prince Caspian the other day :)
THe video doesnt seem to show how bad it really is mind..well I wasnt going outside to film it!!!!!! lol
THe sun is out now and it is dying down a little...for now!
Just had Dad on the phone saying it was really wild up there too..seems the whole country is getting it bad.
All bridges are closed here right now..Rick jsut phoned as he was driving towards Edinburgh..said he saw 4 hugs lorries overturned along the way! Not going out in my wee Fiesta that's for sure! So glad I went to Asda and got supplies yesterday!!!!!!!
Yes Caz we had those gales a while back but I think this is even worse!
Poor wee Suki is now asleep on my bed :))))) she was pretty shaken up I think..along with me!
Stay safe all :)

3 Jan, 2012

 

Suki is a very lovely little cat.... glad you have supplies in, Pixi... We're staying home here, too. Truffle does NOT want to go outside in the rain ..... !!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

I think it might have been force 9 Sticki! Rick said lorries are blown over and trees down too!
Thanks TT she's me wee baby!
Nobody should go out unless absolutely necessary!
Sarah just phoned..her and b/f meant to be driving back up today..she said its bad down there..south of Birmnigham..they might wait to see of it calms down or maybe not come back till tomorrow

3 Jan, 2012

 

i am south of birmingham pixi, where is sarah? its not so bad now but it was, on the weather forecast it still seems high winds till evening here, so maybe its in patches?

3 Jan, 2012

 

Better to travel tomorrow ...

3 Jan, 2012

 

They are in Redditch at his Grandad's house. tis kinda died down a bit here now and the sun is out. Bridges are still all closed. Yeah TT that's what i said. THink they are jsut waiting a while to see what happens. Might drive in the night.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Ms Pixi reporting xxx Good to 'hear' you Pix. Stay safe, Suki is a cutie, love the white nose and paws!
Glad to see The Clay Gardener still standing!
Not quite so bad here but lots of rain and quite windy. Sadly I do have to go out to get dog/cat food and take Jazzypup to the vet as she has a huge cut on her paw.
Take care sweetie and hope you don't have a power cut.

3 Jan, 2012

 

5 miles down the road from me! small world eh??

3 Jan, 2012

 

Really? oh WOw! His Mum stays there too and Dad dont know where tho..I'll have to tell Sarah that!
Maybe you know them!!! hahaha

3 Jan, 2012

 

Thanks Lulu..I willhave to go out I forgot to get ciggies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eek!
have enough to do me for a whle yet tho :)
Yeah CLay is standing strong..not budging an inch!!! :)

3 Jan, 2012

 

i did look at clay in your video, he didnt even wobble ~ he must be made of strong stuff!!

i might just know them pixi, thats funny isnt it!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

Amazing what weather we drive out into for the sake of ciggies!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

I know! Cant believe I forget to get them!!!!!!!!!!!
DOnt even have any loose tobacco either! grrrrrr! But the shop is jsut a minute along the road..am driving there not trying to battle against the winds walking! Lazy git eh? lol

3 Jan, 2012

 

One minute and not walking....naughty Pixi! Is it still blowing?

3 Jan, 2012

 

Lol Been! No way am I battling against the sinds to get to the shop! I nearly got blown over walking from car to shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway got fags and milk now..and chocolate! :) what more could you want lol.
Its not actually as bad as it was earlier..rain is off. Went out and recued the big pot which had blown into the pond and made sure everything was secure..bloody cold! So now sipping away ay some chicken noodle soup :)))

3 Jan, 2012

 

WEll maybe its 2! lol

3 Jan, 2012

 

Yep, really wild here today. Glad it has died down now but we had a gust recorded at 100mph locally this morning and there are loads of trees down. A house not far away has had it's roof taken off. Notice the builders van at my neighbour's, so I assume they have some structural damage. Another neighbour has had his soffit ripped off by his aerial...............should have fixed that when it came loose in May!

As bad as I can remember at least since 1998, perhaps even before that.

Stupid me forgot to take the Christmas wreath indoors last night. Think this might be its last Christmas.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Horrendous gales here also.Pixi......had to travel to Monmouth so took the high road to avoid any flooding.....Did you see "Absolutely Fabulous" over Xmas? It was hilarious x

3 Jan, 2012

 

Blimey Pixi looks real bad there hope you stay in and keep safe..

3 Jan, 2012

 

OMg thats awful Som..there are trees down and roofs off all over the place here..someone said the QWaverly station in Edinburgh's roof is off!
Sarah phoned..they are on their way up..but at Runcorn or thereabouts they have to divert as a lorry is overturned! They are going inot the service station for a cuppa now.
No I didnt Meadow?
I'm ok here..some parts have no electricity..but so far we are ok.:)

3 Jan, 2012

 

Been keeping busy..making soup and apple pie and mince pies as I had mincemeat leftover..now I'm sitting eating one lol mmmmmmmmmmm :)))))

3 Jan, 2012

 

i made another christmas cake [everything ready in the box type] cos we have finished ours and this one was on offer. trouble was it said soft butter but i was so busy reading interesting blogs on here i left the butter too long ~ yellow pool of butter in the dish!!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

Probably a bit early to speak yet, Pixi & Cazcat, but it seems to be missing us just here. It was forcast to be 'strong' about three o'clock but it hasn't been. The wind seems to have gone along the Grampians and hit Aberdeen. Some horrendus pictures and clips on the news channels though. Hope everyone is OK.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Hope Sarah has a safe journey,P.It has subsided here now.Keep eating the mince pies!LOL

3 Jan, 2012

 

Oh Sticki lol! Did you still make it????
Hope it doesnt reach you Bulbaholic..tho its has subsided quite a bit now thank goodness :))
Not heard for a while Meadow..same here. omg I ate 3! Now I dont feel like dinner..prolly have that about 9oclock hhaha
WHy were you asking about AbFab?

3 Jan, 2012

 

Oh got meringues in now! ;)))

3 Jan, 2012

 

i did, had to wait for it to set again!!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

LOL! Aw..bet it will taste ok tho :)

3 Jan, 2012

 

hope so, let you know later!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

:)))))) I could send you some mince pies..by email? lol

3 Jan, 2012

 

Pretty wild and windy here in Surrey today, though nothing like Scotland. Guttering blown down, also a little conifer that was doing very well. Sophie doesn't do rain, so we stayed in and watched Casablanca, but without the chocolates as Christmas is over.

3 Jan, 2012

 

lol every day is a chocolate day! I bought myself some in Asda yesterday! mmmmmmmm

3 Jan, 2012

 

You know what, you're right Pixi. I'm sure there's a box hidden somewhere and if not half a tin of Belgian choc biscuits might hit the spot.

3 Jan, 2012

 

Lol..they have some half price jsut now..Tesco too!

3 Jan, 2012

 

will watch this pixi, we had gale force winds in blackpool to, woke me at 4am and had to go out to pick our bin up, even when full they were going over ;o((

3 Jan, 2012

 

Seen it now Pixi...you were right the video just didn't do those gusts justice - but still great videoing from
Pixi MacPixi...STV News @ Lunchtime!!!!
Did you see the Scottish News @ 6 oclock - the roof of the high rise flat in glasgow covering the whole front of a house down the street and I've got a cheek to moan about a few fences and a shed!!!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

hahaha! Yep was watching it..terrible! its all calm now :)

3 Jan, 2012

 

cake is good pixi, pies by email, great idea!!

3 Jan, 2012

 

:))))))))))))))

3 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Pixi was bad in Bournemout too came home from work to find a hole in my conservatory roof OH has done a temporary fix but the water had got in and watered my plant and my lemon tree for me!

3 Jan, 2012

 

omg well i suppose it was half good ?

3 Jan, 2012

 

Yes nobody was hurt and OH thinks we can patch it up because I want to save and get new roof and windows most probably next year or the year after still paying back on all the work I have done over the last two and half years! That is my cup of tea and ciggy room a place I can sit and look at my garden:)

3 Jan, 2012

 

Omg well you need it dont you! :)))))

3 Jan, 2012

 

It looked bad enough Pixi. I hope it's died down now. There'll be a lot of work clearing up that rubbish :o(
Oh isn't Suli lovely :o))) I hope the storm didn't frighten her too much.

4 Jan, 2012

 

Yeah Mr Hywel by evening it had all calmed down..today there is a light wind and rain..again! Like you hate snow..I hate rain especially when it's with wind! grr
Well it was my neighbour fatboy's rubbish that had blown all over my garden..he obviously doesnt use bin liners! Lazy git! Anyway his son was sent out to clear it..and well most of it has gone. Everyone in the street has been out clearing too.
Yeah Suki is my wee baby..she was fine once indoors..slept most of the day. :)))))))

4 Jan, 2012

 

Tut some people do the strangest things :o(
I'm glad you're all ok there. We had a rough day aswell, but it's calmer this morning

4 Jan, 2012

 

Britain seems to have calmed down now :))))))))))

4 Jan, 2012

 

Hi Pixi...see what you mean about the video. It was 91mph winds here in Glasgow. It started during the night so I tried to sleep with my head under the pillow. The noise was awful. We have roof damage in an area that we had had replaced in the summer and a large fir tree down. I am going to put a picture up now !!!!!!!

4 Jan, 2012

 

eek! Yeah saw GLasgow on the news..was worse there .
i should have taken the video earleir was worse then! will look! : glad you are safe :)

4 Jan, 2012

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