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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Snow, snow, glorious snow.








Had quite a lot of snow on Friday, which made my journey home from work at 21:30 quite interesting...a couple of slippy moments...sliding towards the fence...spin the wheel round the opposite way and weeeeeeee....sliding towards the other fence! Still, it gets the old heart pumping. Sat'day morning had to dig my way out to get to work, not a gritter or plough to be seen and the roads were atrocious. Wondered if I'd have to walk the last mile home, its all up hill ya see, but I made it - its all down to the skill of the driver. So the boss at Old Bike Mart had said a few days ago, that if it snows, he wanted a pic of Cubbie out in it. Yes Sir, no problemo. Up early-ish today (Sunday) and out in the snow. Gotta be a few inches deep but threatening to thaw as a light misty rain fell. Small matter of putting the headlight, battery box and seat back on Cubbie before any pics could be taken. Freezing fingers, brrrrrrr, no worries about it thawing just yet. Got it all back together...shovelled the snow from the door....wheeled Cubbie out....gave it a good tickle...kick...kick...hmmm....tickle....KICK....lift off! Warmed it up, climbed aboard, big clunk into first gear, off we go...er, well, actually we don't. Way too deep to ride in, couldn't even get to the top of the drive, had to push the blimmin' thing. Ah well, at least the boss will have some snowy pics.

Spent the rest of the day tidying. Yup. Always seem to end up with piles of paperwork and old envelopes that I don't want to throw away a the time...but then come day of the mass clear out, they all get chucked, so I spose I might as well have binned them in the first place. Exciting stuff eh. We had planned to move the sheep around to their winter locations but tis too snowy for all that.

Think I forgot to report on the Scottish Vintage Vehicle AGM I went to the other weekend. Shudda seen Shorty's face when I arrived at his house an hour early. Well, was either that or be late, and with his strict time management policy I didn't feel I should risk that one. The meeting went well, until I was about to ask a question, then all the lights went out. You think I'm kidding? Haha, well I'm not, honest. No, really, you can ask Shorty. The good news is our club events don't clash with any others, so you lot have no excuses for not coming to the Large Lunch in April, the Cairn O Mount in May, the Plus 1 in August and the Haggis Run in October. Good good, see you there.

Now, can you overseas guys do me a wee favour? I would kinda like to see some pics of the winter weather where you are. In fact, you don't have to be overseas, anyone who feels like it can send me a piccy, doesn't even have to have snow in it. Use the Cubbies Counties addy over to the left there <<<<<<<<<<<<< Go on, I've shown you mine so now its your turn. Time for roast chicken. Over n oot.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We had planned to move the sheep around to their winter locations but tis too snowy for all that.

Too wintry for the winter locations, eh...lol


BigBobW

The Big Yin said...

You have to admit that the organising skills of the SVVF takes some beating. You are about to speak and the lights go out not only in the hotel, but over half of Perth is in darkness. The lenghts some people will go to......
Why do you always pick on Shorty he is such a nice, pleasant and charming young man.

Darrell said...

Ok, as soon as I get home I'll take some "winter" pictures for you. Right now I'm in the Keys for some diving.
Snow, you say? Hmm......

Anonymous said...

is it just me or is that a very large dog next to Cubbie in the pics,or has Cubbie shrunk lol


kawa

Gorgeous Biker Chick said...

Be warned Kwak, its a LARGE dog!

Nice...pleasant...charming...YOUNG??? You'll be telling me he's 6'6 next. Hahaha, nice try!

Well Bob, I sorta meant that the girl sheep would be going to the field where the boy sheep is...and I didn't think you wanted to know all that so I just said what I said lol. All sorted now though, you'll be pleased to know.

Oi, Darrell, some diving pics would be great, thanks.

Anonymous said...

.and I didn't think you wanted to know all that...

of course I wanted to know that...I may be come a shepherd when I retire... ;-)


BigBobW

will b said...

oh man, look at the snow, i am green with envy. Cracking photos.

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