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Posted: 29/12/2014 at 20:24

Ooh cold today. Started at 7.45am, defrosted car, minus 3. By the time I got to Derby, it was minus 5,. Up the A6 towards the peaks, and minus 7. Back roads still treachorous, no sign of gritters. The student working with us was one of those stuck at Woodall services on boxing day night. As she says, the M1 was dire. Coming back it had warmed up a bit, only minus 5 at 6.15 pm.

Back again tomorrow.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 19:07

If the tree is dangerous and dropping branches the TPO may be lifted. Take plenty of photos, and approach the council.  The council will not refuse permission to remove dead and diseased wood even if there is a TPO. We had some taken out of ours. The tree surgeon took copious photos to prove what he had removed needed to be removed. It is the owner of the trees responsibility to keep it maintained and pay for any damage caused, unless they have asked for it to be trimmed/pruned/felled because of disease and the council have refused permission.


Posted: 27/12/2014 at 19:47

Path cleared of snow, so can get car out now to take aussie lodger to airport at 5am for flight to Dublin. I hope the airports not shut tomorrow.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 22:37

The kids across the road from my mum made a snowball so big they couldnt move it.

 Sledging in wollaton park tomorrow anyone?



Posted: 26/12/2014 at 22:35

They can have mine, gran.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:39

Much worse in north notts than south.    A 38 near Mansfield is diabolical.

M1 from jct 28 to 25 slightly better. 40mph speed limit too fast.  No gritting done before  8pm.

Verbena Bonensiaris

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:08

I took cuttings a month ago and they look ok in the greenhouse.

Last march i took a load of cuttings from overwintered plants. They rooted really well and made good plants.

internet problems

Posted: 26/12/2014 at 21:05

Mums tv has been playing up all the time it has been snowing tonight.  Mansfield area. She usually gets the south yorks signal better  than east midlands.

Mine is ok in nottingham but its cable.


Posted: 26/12/2014 at 20:59

Lots of snow in notts and derbs. Avoid M1 and A38 ' gritters not out yet.

It just took us an hour to do a 20 min journey.

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 18:52

Thank You, everyone for your thoughts.. Funeral went OK. Wake was a bit awkward. Funeral was at 9.30 am, so wake at 10.30. Tea and coffee and buffet provided at a local inn. Entertainment provided by watching who would go to the bar for an alcoholic drink first.

At least he had 84 healthy years before his sudden deterioration.

I feel desperately sorry for the family in Glasgow that lost two parents and a daughter, in the bin lorry tragedy.

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