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As requested by [livejournal.com profile] reddragdiva this is a post for sharing tips on staying cool/healthy in the summer. Read more... )
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As requested by [livejournal.com profile] reddragdiva this is a post for sharing tips on staying cool/healthy in the summer. Read more... )
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It's been somewhat cold recently and is forecast to be a 'normal' winter (ie. much colder than it's been for the past ten winters). So a post to share tips on how to stay warm. Please contribute/dispute anything that doesn't sounds right.

Edit Apologies for spamminess - am about to try to partition my harddrive. If this goes horribly wrong, I may have no internet access till I'm at work on Monday.

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karen2205: Me with proper sized mug of coffee (Default)
It's been somewhat cold recently and is forecast to be a 'normal' winter (ie. much colder than it's been for the past ten winters). So a post to share tips on how to stay warm. Please contribute/dispute anything that doesn't sounds right.

Edit Apologies for spamminess - am about to try to partition my harddrive. If this goes horribly wrong, I may have no internet access till I'm at work on Monday.

Cutting to protect people's friends' pages Read more... )

Explosion

Jul. 7th, 2005 10:51 am
karen2205: Me with proper sized mug of coffee (Default)
I'm at work and absolutely fine.

The mobile/voice networks are down/very slow so don't be concerned if people don't reply to messages right away. [livejournal.com profile] mstevens it wouldn't let me reply to yours.

I don't know exactly what's happened - the global email at work says explosions caused by power surges at Liverpool Street station, Kings Cross and Edgware Road. My mother tells me there's been explosions on three buses one in Tavistock Square and two others.

I got to Paddington when the train was held at a red signal for a while and there was an announcement about a massive power failure affecting large sections of the underground. Then I got to Baker Street where the station was evacuated and I caught a No. 2 bus to Vauxhall. I loved the bus driver - 'No, I'm not going to Marble Arch - it says Norwood Garage on the front'. She had a brilliant sense of humour.

I didn't realise there had been explosions until I got to work.

I can't get to http://news.bbc.co.uk so I can't read anything else.
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Firstly a telephone call this morning offering me another job and only giving me fifteen minutes to decide whether I want to take it. Ahh - I hate it when I have to make decisions that important without much time. In the end I decided not to accept it - despite the fact that it could be useful career wise - it being a paralegal role, because it involves less pay, possibly longer hours and more awkward travelling. Hope I've done the right thing.

Then on the bus on the way home, I encountered someone who recognised me - a guy who'd been at junior school with me. Even once he'd told me his name I couldn't match the face with my distant memory of him; but anyway, what's more important that who he is, was what he was doing.

He was being rude and abusive - 'fucking huge tits' seeming to be the most 'creative' insult he could come up with - which to be honest isn't really that offensive. So what? Yes I have large breasts. End of story. I guess it was partly my own fault (that it continued, *not* that it started in the first place); I tried to ignore him, but thought a choice insult might work, which it didn't and so started a slanging match most of the way home. I do feel rather guilty about the other passengers who had to listen to it all. I'm just amazed at how little I'm bothered by it nowadays; when I was eleven I had the right idea - I theoretically didn't care what people like him said to me, but every so often something'd get through to me and upset me. Even the 'haven't you ever heard of a Gillette Mark 3?' (I've always had fairly dark hair gowing on my top lip) doesn't bother me anymore. I suppose I'm irritated that I couldn't come up with better retorts, though obnoxious prick seemed to work quite well, but apart from that I really couldn't care less. Even when he put a finger on my breast which caused me to react by pushing his arm away and shouting 'Get your fucking hands off me' my reaction was more out of principle/surprise than real offence. Theoretically what he did was battery, but despite it being so serious as to be technically illegal, I'm still not particularly bothered by it. I wonder why; is *this* what growing up's all about????
karen2205: Me with proper sized mug of coffee (Default)
British Gas - 0845 6091122

BT Faults - 0800 800 151
Residential Enqires - 0800 800 150
Other 0800 800 800

Corgi Registered People - 0800 371782

Anti-terrorist hotline - 0800 789321
British Transport Police - 0800 405040
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
New Scotland Yard - 020 7230 1212
National Rail Enquiries - 08457 48 49 50

Transo - Gas emergencies 0800 111999

Suffolk
Anglian Water 24 hour line - 08457 145 145
EDF (electricity) emergency no - 0800 7838838
Environment Agency Floodline - 0845 988 1188
Suffolk Fire + Rescue - 01473 588888
Police - non emergency line 01473 613500
County Council - 0845 606 6067
County Council - Emergency Planning Unit - 01473 265321
County Council - Emergency Social Worker - 01473 299669
St Edmundsbury District Council - 01284 763233
St Edmundsbury District Council - Out of hours number - 01284 763252
Travelline - 0870 608 2 608

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 2QZ,
Switchboard: 01284 713000

Local radio stations:

* BBC Radio Suffolk 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 & 104.6 FM

* BBC Radio Cambridge 95.7 & 96.0 FM

* BBC Radio Essex 95.3 & 103.5 FM

* BBC Radio Norfolk 95.1, 95.6 & 104.4 FM

* SGR FM 96.4 & 97.1 FM

* Vibe FM 105-108 FM

* The Beach 97.4 & 103.4 FM
and
* Radio Broadland 102.4 FM

Hampshire

Ambulance - non-emergency - 01273 489444
Basingstoke & Deane BC - switchboard - 01256 844844
Basingstoke & Deane BC - emergency planning - 01256 845675
Hampshire County Council - switchboard 0800 028 0888
Hampshire County Council - Emergency Planning - 01962 846846
Hampshire CC HQ - 01962 841841 + 01962 847323
Hampshire Constabulary - non urgent - 0845 045 4545
Hampshire Fire & Rescuse - 023 8064 4000 or 0845 130 88 55
Gas - emergency 0800 111 999
Electricity - Southern Electic - emergency 0845 770 8090, non emergency 0845 744 4555
TalkTalk - faults - 0800 049 5050
Southern Water - 0845 278 0845

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust
Aldermaston Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9NA
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital Main Switchboard (01256) 473202
Emergency Department Reception (01256) 314700

Local Radio Stations

BBC Radio Solent - 96.1FM, 103.8FM, 999MW
BBC Radio Oxford - 95.2FM
BBC Radio Berkshire - 104.1FM, 104.4FM, 95.4FM, 94.6FM
Ocean FM (96.7, 97.5 MHz FM)
Wave FM (105.2 MHz FM)
Power FM (103.2 MHz FM)

See also http://www.radio-now.co.uk/sw.htm#DORSET & http://www.radio-now.co.uk/smids.htm#BERKS


London

EDF - Electricity emergency no (yes, diff to East Anglia) - 0800 0280247
London Firebrigade 020 7587 2000
Metropolitan Police Authority 020 7202 0202
Transport for London HQ 020 7941 4500
London Buses 020 7222 5600
TfL Customer Services 020 7918 4300
London Underground Customer Services 0845 3309880
Travel Info in London 020 7222 1234

BBC Radio London 94.9FM

http://www.radio-now.co.uk/index.htm - find radio stations
http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/AboutElectricity/DistributionCompanies/ - find relevant electricity company
http://www.suffolkresilience.com/
http://www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk/you/index.shtm
http://www.ukresilience.info/
http://www.intelligence.gov.uk/
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/security/protecting-the-uk/
http://www.mi5.gov.uk/
http://www.cpni.gov.uk/
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm
http://www.go-east.gov.uk/goeast/preparing_for_emergencies/?a=42496
karen2205: Me with proper sized mug of coffee (Default)
British Gas - 0845 6091122

BT Faults - 0800 800 151
Residential Enqires - 0800 800 150
Other 0800 800 800

Corgi Registered People - 0800 371782

Anti-terrorist hotline - 0800 789321
British Transport Police - 0800 405040
Crimestoppers - 0800 555 111
New Scotland Yard - 020 7230 1212
National Rail Enquiries - 08457 48 49 50

Transo - Gas emergencies 0800 111999

Suffolk
Anglian Water 24 hour line - 08457 145 145
EDF (electricity) emergency no - 0800 7838838
Environment Agency Floodline - 0845 988 1188
Suffolk Fire + Rescue - 01473 588888
Police - non emergency line 01473 613500
County Council - 0845 606 6067
County Council - Emergency Planning Unit - 01473 265321
County Council - Emergency Social Worker - 01473 299669
St Edmundsbury District Council - 01284 763233
St Edmundsbury District Council - Out of hours number - 01284 763252
Travelline - 0870 608 2 608

West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust
Hardwick Lane
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP33 2QZ,
Switchboard: 01284 713000

Local radio stations:

* BBC Radio Suffolk 95.5, 95.9, 103.9 & 104.6 FM

* BBC Radio Cambridge 95.7 & 96.0 FM

* BBC Radio Essex 95.3 & 103.5 FM

* BBC Radio Norfolk 95.1, 95.6 & 104.4 FM

* SGR FM 96.4 & 97.1 FM

* Vibe FM 105-108 FM

* The Beach 97.4 & 103.4 FM
and
* Radio Broadland 102.4 FM

Hampshire

Ambulance - non-emergency - 01273 489444
Basingstoke & Deane BC - switchboard - 01256 844844
Basingstoke & Deane BC - emergency planning - 01256 845675
Hampshire County Council - switchboard 0800 028 0888
Hampshire County Council - Emergency Planning - 01962 846846
Hampshire CC HQ - 01962 841841 + 01962 847323
Hampshire Constabulary - non urgent - 0845 045 4545
Hampshire Fire & Rescuse - 023 8064 4000 or 0845 130 88 55
Gas - emergency 0800 111 999
Electricity - Southern Electic - emergency 0845 770 8090, non emergency 0845 744 4555
TalkTalk - faults - 0800 049 5050
Southern Water - 0845 278 0845

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust
Aldermaston Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9NA
Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital Main Switchboard (01256) 473202
Emergency Department Reception (01256) 314700

Local Radio Stations

BBC Radio Solent - 96.1FM, 103.8FM, 999MW
BBC Radio Oxford - 95.2FM
BBC Radio Berkshire - 104.1FM, 104.4FM, 95.4FM, 94.6FM
Ocean FM (96.7, 97.5 MHz FM)
Wave FM (105.2 MHz FM)
Power FM (103.2 MHz FM)

See also http://www.radio-now.co.uk/sw.htm#DORSET & http://www.radio-now.co.uk/smids.htm#BERKS


London

EDF - Electricity emergency no (yes, diff to East Anglia) - 0800 0280247
London Firebrigade 020 7587 2000
Metropolitan Police Authority 020 7202 0202
Transport for London HQ 020 7941 4500
London Buses 020 7222 5600
TfL Customer Services 020 7918 4300
London Underground Customer Services 0845 3309880
Travel Info in London 020 7222 1234

BBC Radio London 94.9FM

http://www.radio-now.co.uk/index.htm - find radio stations
http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/AboutElectricity/DistributionCompanies/ - find relevant electricity company
http://www.suffolkresilience.com/
http://www.preparingforemergencies.gov.uk/you/index.shtm
http://www.ukresilience.info/
http://www.intelligence.gov.uk/
http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/security/protecting-the-uk/
http://www.mi5.gov.uk/
http://www.cpni.gov.uk/
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm
http://www.go-east.gov.uk/goeast/preparing_for_emergencies/?a=42496
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Oooh, I'm in a terribly morbid mood today. Should I die within the next year or so (ie. I'm intending to update this post every so often, in ten years time then it might not be accurate (it's currently 27th May 2007)) I'd like the following: Read more... )

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