Snoooooooow!

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 11:52 am
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
Okay, this is just a post, but I have to say - snooooooooow!
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I can't believe the weathermagic of [livejournal.com profile] milomaus - I'd been looking at the forecast for when I get home late tonight, and saw that there was actually hill snow forecast for some parts of the UK, and saw that it was getting colder, and in a very English way I was 99% sure I wouldn't get to see snow this winter, so I asked Milomaus if she could make it snow a bit for my last day in Germany - and she did!!!! She has made sunshine all fortnight, with just a few spots of rain and only one downpour when it was good and convenient (I guess the rain has to come out somewhere when it's been saved up *g*) and today - snooooooooooow! I am sad that I have to go home today (though home is nice too, and hopefully I'll be all refreshed for quick-working and then having time for writing and nice things), but I am snoooooooooow happy now too. *vbg*

Monday monday...

Monday, March 11th, 2013 01:17 pm
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
So... odd day so far! Nice and quiet, with the office mostly to myself (bliss!), but lots of work to do, but... well, here I am. *g* No lunch, cos there are interviewees popping in and out, but I'm hopeful in the next fifteen minutes or so...

And this!
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Apologies for the wonky framing, but I had to take a picture of this, cos one minute there was snow coming down faster than I've seen it... almost ever, even in Alaska! and maybe ten minutes later the sun was practically out and shining again! Now, maybe another hour on, the sky is a flat grey again, and looking ominous.

Anyone else got snow? *vbg*

Also, I came across this via exploring something called Spartanfam, which doesn't at all seem like my sort of thing, but on the other hand looks like a very good thing, especially if this sort of sentiment is genuinely involved (and relates to men, as well, of course!):
Big up all the natural women out there.
You realise that true beauty has nothing to do with looks.
You stay real because fake is not in your dictionary.
You don't care what the other people are doing.
You look how you look, but never let it define who you are.
You will have beautiful children who's idea of beauty will be as you taught them, simply natural.
One day I hope I will have a daughter that grows up to be just like you.

chakabars
Even better, cos it's not what you might expect an ex-army tough to be espousing - there's hope out there after all!

And in the time I took to type that...
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...and then I nipped to get a glass of water and have come back to blue in the sky again. It's mad, I tell you! *g*
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
It did, it did, it did! It was snowing before midnight, though when I had to wake up at 4am it'd stopped and all was hushed and covered...


And then when I woke up in the daylight... )
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
It did, it did, it did! It was snowing before midnight, though when I had to wake up at 4am it'd stopped and all was hushed and covered...


And then when I woke up in the daylight... )
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
So it's time for a cheerful-look-at-how-pretty-the-world-is type post after yesterday's whinge, I think - and it was also very much time to get out of the house for a wee bit today too, cos the home-hospital-home-dentist-home-hospital-home route is really kind of dull... *g* And as I was driving, even though it was to an old favourite place about 20 minutes away, I realised that it's been ages since I've been out! Well, by my standards, and London (cool as it is) notwithstanding. So - a picspam of winter in a garden of prettiness!

The Winter Walk, and my favourite copper birch...

Bare branches and delicate blossoms... )

And then tonight has come the promised snow...

...and tomorrow will be beyond imagining.

Well it won't, I imagine it'll be pretty. And that there'll be more photos. *g*
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
So it's time for a cheerful-look-at-how-pretty-the-world-is type post after yesterday's whinge, I think - and it was also very much time to get out of the house for a wee bit today too, cos the home-hospital-home-dentist-home-hospital-home route is really kind of dull... *g* And as I was driving, even though it was to an old favourite place about 20 minutes away, I realised that it's been ages since I've been out! Well, by my standards, and London (cool as it is) notwithstanding. So - a picspam of winter in a garden of prettiness!

The Winter Walk, and my favourite copper birch...

Bare branches and delicate blossoms... )

And then tonight has come the promised snow...

...and tomorrow will be beyond imagining.

Well it won't, I imagine it'll be pretty. And that there'll be more photos. *g*
byslantedlight: (Bookshelf colour (grey853).)
It's been a funny old week so far - I'm actually off day-job work for a very annoying and niggly am-sick-at-home reason, which on the one hand allows me to get on with 10-day-madness work, but on the other hand is frustrating cos they might decide to whip me elsewhere for a few days, where I might not have internet and therefore will lose the vast majority of 10-day-madness work after all - gargh! (Cross fingers for hyper-strong antibiotics!) And of course whether day-job boss believes why I'm off work is a whole 'nother question, cos of the timing of it too (I was off last Friday for 10-day-madness-meeting in London, when all was still just niggly rather than well-I'll-just-ask-the-doc niggly...) Anyway - all of which is my eternally long-winded way of saying: I'm at home and taking a break from 10-day-madness-job, and so it's time for a long-promised (to me) bookpost! Prompted eternally by [livejournal.com profile] caffyolay's book posts, and also this time by [livejournal.com profile] foxcat74's book post!

This is my reading-plan for 2012! (You can click it bigger to see the titles if you're really interested) All the books I've been accumulating over 2011...and, um 2010 and a bit beyond that have been sitting waiting patiently as I get all excited over something else entirely... In fact there have been new additions already since this pic was taken on the 8th of January (see how long I've been planning this post!) Some of you will no doubt recognise some of those books, too... *g*

And have I read any of it, yet? Erm... well I've re-read The Secrets Beneath by Sally Fell, and November by Sebastian, and... *g* Actually I have read one and a half of those from the pile so far: The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden )

Whatcha reading? *g*

Also - it's sort of wishing it was snowing outside - those very fine almost mist-drops that are now and then blown about enough that you can see they're just a bit more substantial, and if only they could they'd be grown-up snow... *g*

ETA - whee - Google thinks I have snow! *vbg*
Does anyone actually have snow?
byslantedlight: (Bookshelf colour (grey853).)
It's been a funny old week so far - I'm actually off day-job work for a very annoying and niggly am-sick-at-home reason, which on the one hand allows me to get on with 10-day-madness work, but on the other hand is frustrating cos they might decide to whip me elsewhere for a few days, where I might not have internet and therefore will lose the vast majority of 10-day-madness work after all - gargh! (Cross fingers for hyper-strong antibiotics!) And of course whether day-job boss believes why I'm off work is a whole 'nother question, cos of the timing of it too (I was off last Friday for 10-day-madness-meeting in London, when all was still just niggly rather than well-I'll-just-ask-the-doc niggly...) Anyway - all of which is my eternally long-winded way of saying: I'm at home and taking a break from 10-day-madness-job, and so it's time for a long-promised (to me) bookpost! Prompted eternally by [livejournal.com profile] caffyolay's book posts, and also this time by [livejournal.com profile] foxcat74's book post!

This is my reading-plan for 2012! (You can click it bigger to see the titles if you're really interested) All the books I've been accumulating over 2011...and, um 2010 and a bit beyond that have been sitting waiting patiently as I get all excited over something else entirely... In fact there have been new additions already since this pic was taken on the 8th of January (see how long I've been planning this post!) Some of you will no doubt recognise some of those books, too... *g*

And have I read any of it, yet? Erm... well I've re-read The Secrets Beneath by Sally Fell, and November by Sebastian, and... *g* Actually I have read one and a half of those from the pile so far: The Night is for Hunting by John Marsden )

Whatcha reading? *g*

Also - it's sort of wishing it was snowing outside - those very fine almost mist-drops that are now and then blown about enough that you can see they're just a bit more substantial, and if only they could they'd be grown-up snow... *g*

ETA - whee - Google thinks I have snow! *vbg*
Does anyone actually have snow?
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))


Stonehenge in the snow! Gorgeous it was too - a cutting wind, mind you - there was something magical about seeing it outside of the sunshine and normal tourist crowds...

And then I was safely ensconced in Devon with [livejournal.com profile] foxcat74, her mate D, and everyone else in the Foxcat house... *g* Temeraire did a brilliant job - yeay, her!

And this morning, we caught a glimpse of this chap in Burton's... *g*

New shirts for the elves, perhaps? Or maybe it's just that he seems to have lost alot of weight... *g*
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))


Stonehenge in the snow! Gorgeous it was too - a cutting wind, mind you - there was something magical about seeing it outside of the sunshine and normal tourist crowds...

And then I was safely ensconced in Devon with [livejournal.com profile] foxcat74, her mate D, and everyone else in the Foxcat house... *g* Temeraire did a brilliant job - yeay, her!

And this morning, we caught a glimpse of this chap in Burton's... *g*

New shirts for the elves, perhaps? Or maybe it's just that he seems to have lost alot of weight... *g*
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
I left work an hour early today (hooray!) and found myself Christmas shopping in the snow - wheeee! And it was pretty and Christmas-y and I wanted to eat hot chestnuts and listen to carol singers, and see small children with their noses pressed against toy shop windows! Oh, and drink mulled wine, but the people in L'Occitane didn't offer me any. Though I had two - two! - mulled wine chocolates in Hotel Du Chocolat, and they were lush! They're only in the variety boxes though, not on their own, which is a huge shame because I would have bought all of them... Anyway - where was I? (Apart from giddy with Christmas-shopping-Exhaustion?)

Innit pretty? There's more... )
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
I left work an hour early today (hooray!) and found myself Christmas shopping in the snow - wheeee! And it was pretty and Christmas-y and I wanted to eat hot chestnuts and listen to carol singers, and see small children with their noses pressed against toy shop windows! Oh, and drink mulled wine, but the people in L'Occitane didn't offer me any. Though I had two - two! - mulled wine chocolates in Hotel Du Chocolat, and they were lush! They're only in the variety boxes though, not on their own, which is a huge shame because I would have bought all of them... Anyway - where was I? (Apart from giddy with Christmas-shopping-Exhaustion?)

Innit pretty? There's more... )
byslantedlight: (BD Slush Fund)
It should be soooo much further on in the week than this...

The world is very dull when this is your view:


Especially when yesterday it should have been something like this... )

See, it's not fair... *sniffs* Also, the scaffolding is now full of blokes playing really bad music (and not bad in an oh-my-gawd-it's-Max-Bygraves kind of way, bad as in some sort of tatty bland dance music...) so that I can't even write! *sighs more*

Although at least it looked like this out the window this morning (just before I left for work at about ten to seven, this...):


Maybe I'll go out for an illicit wander around the hospital concourse, by meself some handcream...

Stoopid Tuesday...
byslantedlight: (BD Slush Fund)
It should be soooo much further on in the week than this...

The world is very dull when this is your view:


Especially when yesterday it should have been something like this... )

See, it's not fair... *sniffs* Also, the scaffolding is now full of blokes playing really bad music (and not bad in an oh-my-gawd-it's-Max-Bygraves kind of way, bad as in some sort of tatty bland dance music...) so that I can't even write! *sighs more*

Although at least it looked like this out the window this morning (just before I left for work at about ten to seven, this...):


Maybe I'll go out for an illicit wander around the hospital concourse, by meself some handcream...

Stoopid Tuesday...

Snow!

Monday, November 29th, 2010 09:00 am
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
At last we have proper snow falling, big white fluffy flakes - and where am I? At work, where my view is currently covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting, waaaaah! There's just a wee crack between the poles and the wooden planking through which I can see it coming down... *sighs sadly*

Also, one of the workers is in a very good mood, and has been singing Jingle Bells at the top of his lungs (and very off key) since he started around 8.04am... *headdesk*

So here's chilly lads from Involvement to cheer me up... *g*

Aw - gloves and matching jackets, and standing side by side sharing coffee...

There's another scene I can think of that seems more wintry with a frosty park and Doyle in long coat and a scarf walking across it, but I can't remember which ep that is - does anyone know? And is Bodie bundled up in that one too?

Snow!

Monday, November 29th, 2010 09:00 am
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
At last we have proper snow falling, big white fluffy flakes - and where am I? At work, where my view is currently covered in scaffolding and plastic sheeting, waaaaah! There's just a wee crack between the poles and the wooden planking through which I can see it coming down... *sighs sadly*

Also, one of the workers is in a very good mood, and has been singing Jingle Bells at the top of his lungs (and very off key) since he started around 8.04am... *headdesk*

So here's chilly lads from Involvement to cheer me up... *g*

Aw - gloves and matching jackets, and standing side by side sharing coffee...

There's another scene I can think of that seems more wintry with a frosty park and Doyle in long coat and a scarf walking across it, but I can't remember which ep that is - does anyone know? And is Bodie bundled up in that one too?

Winter Comes...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 05:06 pm
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
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It's dark outside this afternoon - not even just oncoming-nighttime dark, but the dark of clouds that you know are full of rain and malevolently desperate to pour it down upon you... I don't know if you can tell from this picture, but you see the sky kind of as it would have been without clouds - and the big dark clouds too.

Plus, I hear it's going to snow later this week - everywhere... I wonder if it will really, or if it's just the forecasters worried that people will say "Why didn't you tell us?" if they catch sight of the odd flake or two... But it might... it felt cold last night when I went out, Alaska-crisp cold, which surprised me and made me think I was imagining things, but now I hear... it's going to snow... *g*

Except that I'm not sure how Temeraire is going to take to snow - she's so much ligher than Little Car. I have to say that I felt fairly confident driving on snow and ice in Little Car, but flighty little Tem worries me a bit...

What d'you reckon? Snow? *g*

Winter Comes...

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 05:06 pm
byslantedlight: (BD When Love Snow (hambelandjemima))
20101122 dark

It's dark outside this afternoon - not even just oncoming-nighttime dark, but the dark of clouds that you know are full of rain and malevolently desperate to pour it down upon you... I don't know if you can tell from this picture, but you see the sky kind of as it would have been without clouds - and the big dark clouds too.

Plus, I hear it's going to snow later this week - everywhere... I wonder if it will really, or if it's just the forecasters worried that people will say "Why didn't you tell us?" if they catch sight of the odd flake or two... But it might... it felt cold last night when I went out, Alaska-crisp cold, which surprised me and made me think I was imagining things, but now I hear... it's going to snow... *g*

Except that I'm not sure how Temeraire is going to take to snow - she's so much ligher than Little Car. I have to say that I felt fairly confident driving on snow and ice in Little Car, but flighty little Tem worries me a bit...

What d'you reckon? Snow? *g*
byslantedlight: (BD Headshoulder (annacoriander))

I can haz snow! I can haz lots of snow! View from my window - 7am and 8am. *g* This is a snowy winter, innit! *vbg* Have you all got snow?

Also - seriously, scientists? You know this is just the sort of thing that means people think you're boring idiots, and turns kids off the subject!
Drive to make Hollywood obey the laws of science:
Science fiction movies should be allowed only one major transgression of the laws of physics, according to a US professor who has won backing from a number of his peers after creating a set of guidelines for Hollywood.
The proposals are intended to curb the film industry's worst abuses of science by confining scriptwriters to plotlines that embrace the suspension of disbelief but stop short of demanding it in every scene.
The guidelines are by Sidney ­Perkowitz, a professor of physics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, an advisory body run by the US National Academy of Sciences.


They're clearly not quite understanding the whole term "science fiction"... I'm just... so gobsmacked by this. This, where creationism is allowed to rule in classrooms... If you want your children (of all ages) to know that giant insects can't really exist teach them science at school! On children's television! In books and comics and magazines and video games! But don't say that people aren't allowed to imagine things differently! *headdesk* What are they gonna do - burn the scripts that they think aren't good enough? And what about climate change - under Bush that little plot would have been disallowed as "unscientific", eh? *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*

Oh and by the way - can I please teach you scientists the proper use of English again? You know, using Title Case for titles, and punctuation in references and so on? Idiots.

I'm off now, to write a story about a world ruled by giant insects, which have arrived on our planet via particles from the northern lights and are able to move faster than the speed of light themselves by using telepathy. They communicate with their god (who doesn't believe in dinosaurs) using anti-matter devices, and obtain their energy from bees, which explains why they're disappearing...
byslantedlight: (BD Headshoulder (annacoriander))

I can haz snow! I can haz lots of snow! View from my window - 7am and 8am. *g* This is a snowy winter, innit! *vbg* Have you all got snow?

Also - seriously, scientists? You know this is just the sort of thing that means people think you're boring idiots, and turns kids off the subject!
Drive to make Hollywood obey the laws of science:
Science fiction movies should be allowed only one major transgression of the laws of physics, according to a US professor who has won backing from a number of his peers after creating a set of guidelines for Hollywood.
The proposals are intended to curb the film industry's worst abuses of science by confining scriptwriters to plotlines that embrace the suspension of disbelief but stop short of demanding it in every scene.
The guidelines are by Sidney ­Perkowitz, a professor of physics at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and a member of the Science and Entertainment Exchange, an advisory body run by the US National Academy of Sciences.


They're clearly not quite understanding the whole term "science fiction"... I'm just... so gobsmacked by this. This, where creationism is allowed to rule in classrooms... If you want your children (of all ages) to know that giant insects can't really exist teach them science at school! On children's television! In books and comics and magazines and video games! But don't say that people aren't allowed to imagine things differently! *headdesk* What are they gonna do - burn the scripts that they think aren't good enough? And what about climate change - under Bush that little plot would have been disallowed as "unscientific", eh? *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*

Oh and by the way - can I please teach you scientists the proper use of English again? You know, using Title Case for titles, and punctuation in references and so on? Idiots.

I'm off now, to write a story about a world ruled by giant insects, which have arrived on our planet via particles from the northern lights and are able to move faster than the speed of light themselves by using telepathy. They communicate with their god (who doesn't believe in dinosaurs) using anti-matter devices, and obtain their energy from bees, which explains why they're disappearing...

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