So after all that fuss and excitement we ended up with about 2mm of graupel and not snow. I have been on a campaign on my @Liverpoolweath Twitter account to make graupel the word of the week. So many people posting pictures of snow in Liverpool when in fact it was graupel. Funny how people myself included get a bit giddy at the mere mention of the word snow. So for all you snow lovers here is what most of you seen. Graupel, also called soft hail or snow pellets) is precipitation that forms when supercooled droplets of water are collected and freeze on a falling snowflake, forming a 2–5 mm (0.079–0.197 in) ball of rime. So there it is you might have made a mini graupel ball or a mini graupel man. I declined an offer to call back Radio City over the impending white out and what they said were -7c conditions as I had a feeling that wasn’t gonna happen and I was right. I think they were just after Daily Express “Snowmageddon” type soundbites which I was not prepared to do. I am indeed a cowboy weather man but not that bad a one. This could however of seen my peak in the world of media !
So Saturday morning Charlotte wanted a book for the Kindle and for some reason the wifi wasn’t working on it. So I went downstairs to try and see what was wrong by going on my iMac and there was an update for that. 15 bloody mins later and that was sorted and onto the job of fixing the Kindle. To keep me busy during the wait I thought I would put the Kindle app on iPad. That wasn’t playing ball and also not updating her apps because she needed a bloody software update which then let me do another 10 software updates aghhhhhhh. This got me thinking I wonder how much time we will wait in our lives for bloody updates. Even the TV prompted me for an update the other week. It will be the washing machine next !! Oh for simpler days when the only update you had were to decide if you were gonna update your Tv to Swapshop or Tiswas on a Saturday morning instead of getting worked up over gadgets not working and updates taking place
Whilst sorting out gadget gate I decided I would be a nice father and bring the kids breakfast in bed. It got me thinking that I hope the brats remember all this when I need my arse wiping in 40 years time. I am gonna sell all my gadgets when I get older as I have so many of them, otherwise the kids will just flog them and bang me in a care home. Maybe one day for my 79th birthday the might bring me breakfast in bed whilst I am playing FIFA 2052 on the Playstation 9 and remember the good man I was when I wasn’t telling them off for fighting.
So day 31 of no booze and the health kick is going well having dropped some much needed weight (Still need more, Piearse) and also reached 8 miles jogging in the quest for another half marathon at the end of March. I did however buy 8 cans tonight of my fave bevy Desperados. Never seen cans before and with a quick check at the use by date which was Ok I decided to squirrel away some booze for Glastonbury in June. Only problem is one Hamburg is out of the way in about 2 weeks time I might get back to my old ways and drink my Glastonbury stash ! Having never seen cans before I has a quick search on the inter web (No updates needed thence god) and spotted this gem. A five litre keg of Desperados. Bang that in a rucksack on my back with a long straw and thats my ale sorted for the day !
Fay x x x x x x