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February 12th, 2009 (05:17 pm)
current location: KY16 8SX

…but not for being a bad boy.

it snowed today, and wonder of wonders, some of it actually lay in Kingsbarns. Rather more lay in Dundee (between 5 and 9 inches – I measured 5 at work) and by lunch time the buses had stopped running, schools and council offices were closing down, and work decided it was time to send people home too.

Snow in Dundee

Luckily, I was able to get a lift in to the city centre, rather than having to wait for my bus… As I’d already been delayed a bit waiting for the lift, I took a bit longer to have a quick look at the continental market in the square.

Sausages! In the Snow

The stalls selling sausages had little samples out to taste – why don’t they usually seem to do this? – and so I came away several sausages heavier than I’d planned to: pork with figs, chilli, chilli-spice (coated in mustard seeds and (I think) caraway) and garlic and onion (much nicer than I expected).

The buses out of Dundee and through Fife were fine, and I finally got back into Kingsbarns around 4 o’clock.

Snow in Kingsbarns

The snow wasn’t too bad anywhere by the time I was travelling, though I think it caught people out a bit earlier on, and maybe buses slithering in city side streets isn’t a great plan. It’s not even a major story on the Scotland page of the BBC news site, never mind front page stuff. Boots to work tomorrow though, I think.


Posted by: silverwhistle (silverwhistle)
Posted at: February 12th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
Smiley Rosa

Pretty! We only had a light flurry this morning, that soon turned to rain.

Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 09:42 am (UTC)

You're making me feel Fife-sick... And even a bit Dundee-sick, which is a very strange concept. Definitely Fife-sick though.

I've got a student here who wants to do an MSc in games-related stuff so I've pointed her at Abertay. I should probably point her towards the current weather reports too and let her know that there is clearly a small chance that if she goes there she'll be able to laugh at how badly the UK is prepared for a little snow. :)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)

Dundee-sick, which is a very strange concept

Nah, I get Dundee-sick all the time ;-)

Sorry you're missing Fife; hope to see you next time you're able to get back :-)

Posted by: Alice Dryden (huskyteer)
Posted at: February 13th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)


The sausages sound great too.

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