eye eye

london eye

Whizzing around on the London Eye during our whirlwind tour of points & people various in southern England.

Piccy’s rather limited due to leaving charger in north west USA (my excuse – packing in the dark because of the storm).

Low-tech toast

low tech toast

Combine wind, lots of trees, and overhead power lines and you get… ~1,000,000 households without power. Luckily we still remembered how to do toast the low-tech way…

Footie?

The seahawks losing to the 49'ers

The wind and rain didn’t stop a very enjoyable evening learning about football (i.e. not soccer) – although the elements & traffic did their best to delay things a tad.

Thanks Mark for a great night out, although next time I hope the home time wins ;-)

Bears!

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Andy had a bear in the street (but no photo’s yet!!!) so, not wanting to feel left out, we had to go and get one for ourselves…and no, the heckling from afar had nothing to do with it.

Meltman

snowman melt

The snow went – eventually. The cold artic snap stayed with us for a few days and Mr. Snowman stayed for a while too. That reminds me, I wonder if there’s a scarf and hat out in the garden. Maybe the deer took them with the carrot…

15.59

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From the National Weather Service:

1245 AM PST THU NOV 30 2006
…WETTEST MONTH IN 115 YEARS OF WEATHER RECORDS IN SEATTLE…
WITH THE ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION RECEIVED OVERNIGHT…NOVEMBER 2006
HAS NOW SURPASSED DECEMBER 1933 AS OFFICIALLY THE WETTEST MONTH
RECORDED IN THE SEATTLE AREA SINCE 1891. AS OF MIDNIGHT LOCAL
TIME…THE MONTHLY PRECIPITATION TOTAL AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT STOOD AT
15.59 INCHES WHICH ECLIPSED THE PREVIOUS SEATTLE AREA RECORD OF
15.33 INCHES RECORDED AT THE FEDERAL BUILDING DOWNTOWN IN DECEMBER
1933.
…RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA AIRPORT…
A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF 18 DEGREES WAS SET AT SEATTLE-TACOMA
AIRPORT YESTERDAY. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 22 SET IN 1975.