Mar 01 2012

Car sorted now,taken it4 a dri…

Category: Kazakh Driving,TweetsChrisM @ 12:41 pm

Car sorted now,taken it4 a drive.(Battery was flat,insurance had run out,needed2 change2 winter tyres,was running on fumes.)Ta2 every1 4help

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Feb 04 2012

Anna and John inspect the fres…

Category: Anna's Photos,TweetsChrisM @ 8:25 pm

Anna and John inspect the freshly snowed upon drive here in Clydach

John & Anna

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Dec 17 2011

May 2011 – Anna’s Pics

Category: Anna's PhotosChrisM @ 6:06 pm

Pictures from May this year. Kazakh weather had already transformed from ice and snow to t-shirt weather.

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Nov 29 2006

Had A Good Meal

Tom #2 (the pilot) didn’t turn up, hope his flight to Astana was ok…
Anyway we (Myself, Tom & Walton (and Ira when she had finished at Work)) went to Cafe Shymkent, and had a nice meal and a couple of drinks. Talked about all sorts, and I managed to stay sober enough to remember everything this time. Having spent the night working on getting links to my Ad Sense websites up, I’m about to head to bed.
Looked out the window, and it appears to have been snowing a fair bit over night…
If you compare these two photos to the ones here, you can see the lanes are now covered over again completely.
Doesn’t seem to slow down some drivers though…

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Nov 22 2006

Daytime Piccies of the Snow

Category: Kazakhstan,Pictures,WeatherChrisM @ 7:47 pm

As promised here, these are a couple of quick snapshots of the snow in the daytime…

View from straight out the middle balcony’s windows and then further to the left…
View from straight out the middle balcony's windows Further to the left


Nov 20 2006

Finally Properly Snowing

Category: Kazakh Driving,Kazakhstan,Pictures,WeatherChrisM @ 2:16 am

The snow is now settling, and the temperature has dropped.
Not sure if we’ll yet meet the prediction I passed on earlier last month, but at least it now looks like proper Winter weather.
As I work from home, my views are not necessarily the same as those of people who have to walk/skid to work… I imagine more accidents are on the way.

Will post some piccies later, heading to bed now…

OK, here are a couple of night time piccies from when it started snowing, I’ll upload some day light ones when I get round to taking them…
First you see what happens if you leave everything on automatic, and forget to turn the flash off…
Flash On Snow Close Up
Second we have the flash off, with the shutter speed slowed a little to try and grab some more light without the flash, hence the moving cars in the back ground
Flash Off Shutter Speed Slowed Streaky Headlight

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Nov 10 2006

Hear Ye, Hear Ye – Friday Morning, and All is Well

Category: Kazakhstan,PersonalChrisM @ 12:49 pm

I woke up this morning, looked out the window, and it was snowing 🙂
There were a few flakes a couple of weeks ago, but this was proper fluffy snow.
Dad is off to Paris this weekend with Jan, and hopes to be buying a house in Evesham soon.
Mum and John have hopefully sold the house in St Thomas, and are settling in nicely at Clydach. In case you missed the posts on it, and ignore the links in the sidebar on the right, you can visit John’s site here. Please be aware some of his images are not for minors.
Really looking forward to visiting family and friends this Christmas in the UK, and to Nick (my brother) and Dad coming back with us to celebrate New Year here in Astana.
If you don’t get this post’s title, I’m guessing you’ve never heard a town crier…

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