Steve C

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About Steve C

  • Birthday 10/21/1967

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Alresford, Near Colchester, Essex
  • Interests Whatever I feel like at the time
  • Weather Preferences Cider / pear cider over ice drinking weather

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  1. Premier League Discussion

    Normally I'd want Arsenal to finish above Spurs, but I don't want Whinger to get anything now. I found him really annoying when Southampton beat Arsenal 4-0 over Christmas, when he made excuses for three of the goals (offside, fouls etc.) I watched the game and 4-0 was an absolutely fair score based on the teams' performances. I just thought it showed total sour grapes on his part and just how disingenuous he is. I just wish he'd retire. At one time I liked him too! It'd be fantastic if the Foxes won the PL too. The last time I looked, the odds were about 7/4, so although favourites, they are still an outside bet. If they get to better than evens, then I'll believe. It'd be the greatest story in the history of the PL, IMHO, especially with individuals personal stories, such as Jamie Vardy and even Ranieri!    
  2. Things that tick you off?

    Spike Lee has said he's boycotting the 'Lily White' Oscars, due to the lack of black nominees. I don't take enough of an interest in films to know whether he has a point about biased ethnicity in the nominations, but what I dislike is his description. 'Lily white' is certainly not a term of endearment!  Imagine if someone famous (it would have to be a white person) said that they were fed up with rap music being black and filthy? There would be uproar. Another example of how a casually racist phrase can be made by someone of non-white ethnicity and few people bat an eyelid. Note, that I'd never describe rap like that personally, it's just for illustration  (but the fact I feel I have to caveat says it all)
  3. In Memoriam

    Another big star gone! The last couple of weeks have been dreadful for this. 
  4. In Memoriam

    Alan Rickman. One of the great acting 'villains' IMO.
  5. Last Book You Read or Film You Watched?

    I was an avid reader, until my mid twenties and then worked at a book distribution company for a few years, which killed my enthusiasm - too many cooks (or books) and so on... The last serious book I read was Great Expectations, on my tablet. However I recently stayed at a b&b, with a very small bookshelf. One of the titles there was "The Magic Faraway Tree," by Enid Blyton, which I'd last read in Infant School... I reread it, so that is my last read.
  6. Model Output Discussion - 05/01/2016 18z onwards

    I'd be really happy with that chart! It perhaps is the wrong ECM day 10 chart to show the cold evolution (others have posted the more appropriate one). FI of course though. 
  7. Pretty impressed with the new alcohol guidelines. It means I can bust my weekly limit on both Saturday and Sunday and not feel too drunk! I'll drink to that!

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    2. No Balls Like Snow Balls

      No Balls Like Snow Balls

      Used to drink pretty much every night when in twenties like all other youngsters mostly do. Lucky if I have a drink twice a year now, but to be honest I have never really liked the taste of booze that much. Would much rather have a lemonade lol.

    3. Dami


      After a good few years ending my saturday nights speaking on the white phone to God and getting chucked out of night clubs, I have better things to do. :nonono:

    4. Ed Stone

      Ed Stone

      I was accidentally exaggerating; less than 14 units per day...

  8. What slightly worries me is that low pressure might continue to locate very close to us (cold rain for most) after a short drier blip. Hoping it doesn't happen though.
  9. I'm looking forward to the next Tamara or Glacier Point posting for some longer term perspective therapy.  Shorter term is doing my head in. I'm also unsure as to whether I've made myself look a proper mug in making a weather related posting on Facebook a couple of days ago...
  10. Model Output Discussion - 05/01/2016 18z onwards

    Was thinking the same, Nick. Awaiting with interest, for once.
  11. It sounds just the place for Karyo's summer hols!
  12. I'm pleased the storm potential has hugely reduced.  I'm also happy that the weather pattern will soon change, however cold or not so cold. I wasn't a great fan of last month's weather - low heating costs excepted. Having said that seeing people cutting grass on Boxing Day and sheep grazing on lush grass was pretty extraordinary. A month that not only was by far the warmest December ever recorded (in 300 plus years), but was warmer than any March, would have been in the top ten percent of Aprils and was warmer than all but one November was remarkable. Probably the seasonally adjusted warmest month we've ever had. The weather enthusiast in me took note, even if the winter enthusiast was pretty disappointed.
  13. There was a glorious red sunrise in Colchester this morning. Unfortunately I couldn't properly capture it, as I had an unplanned drinking session and stayed the night at a friend's house... It quickly gave way to the current dross - the start of another unsettled spell. At least there's nothing out of the ordinary, wind wise, showing in the models in the reliable timeframe.  
  14. I disagree. If Amanda was to look on another forum here, such as Atlantic storms (I've not looked personally) someone would have said something like the chart yesterday evening showed a 1987 / 1990 type storm (which it certainly did). You've said 'just a windy day' which a non weather enthusiast wouldn't notice. Let's face it, the chance of a powerful windstorm over the next 10 to 14 days, somewhere over Britain, is quite high - the synoptics are ripe for it. If it happens, and I hope it doesn't for anyone, from an IMBY perspective I'd rather it was over northern Scotland, more used to dealing with such occurrences. But there's nothing really scary for us in this morning's main models.