Well you got to look after no. 1. I've seen bottles of ordinary whiskey getting gifted from person to person and the original gifter getting it back again.
Checked my local met office location which is giving me an ice warning. Only according to their forecast the temp will be 1 to 2 degrees? My physics 'o' level is telling me somethings not quite right.
I'm sat listening to the wind and rain battering the house I have turned trampoline upside down after it blew over the hedge and have used concrete slabs to weight down.. The south is taking a true hammering. Hope tall are safe and well..Well I hope you Irish guys are surviving the storm and the bread and Guinness are holding up.
Meanwhile here in the far North it has been windless and ruddy cold all day. Forecast temperature notwithstanding there was plenty of black ice about this morning. I set off up the strath for Inverness at 7am and had a few minor slips in the first ten miles. Then I got to the open country with no trees which was a bit slippier but still not too bad. Shortly after I caught up with the gritter driven by Dave, he waved me by and I crept forward on the ungritted section. Two hundred yards later on a right angle bend normally taken at 30mph I half spun off at just 10mph. I pulled into the next passing place and waited for Dave "Do you not fancy it?" he asked. I fell back in behind the gritter but progress was so slow I abandoned after another to miles, I don't need to spend the day in the ditch that badly!
Here's a question, why don't gritters chuck the grit out in front of them? It would give them half a chance on black ice. I've known steep hills that get gritted by reversing down them as it is the only safe option.
I’m also an amateur weather recorder and have a weather recording station that’s linked into the Met Grid.Checked my local met office location which is giving me an ice warning. Only according to their forecast the temp will be 1 to 2 degrees? My physics 'o' level is telling me somethings not quite right.