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28/10/2013 at 22:54

Sorry Zoomer

Talk of apples over. storm over, Going to bed. Night Night all.

29/10/2013 at 07:48

There is a big yellow thing in the sky. 07.43am

07.46am clouds and now raining.

Guess this is what is called mixed weather.


29/10/2013 at 09:36

A bit cold and breezy here in Norfolk. Window thermometers show around 8°C.

Lots of worm casts on the lawn are evidence (I presume?) of recent rainfall bringing up the water levels. A few more spits of rain in the air suggest more to come later today.

Oh, KEF, that big yellow thing... Could you roll it our way for a bit? 

29/10/2013 at 11:25

Off to cut grass , hopefully for the last time now that the drying wind has arrived.

29/10/2013 at 12:49

KEk are you sure that big yellow thing wasn't the chrysanthemum that Gardengirl posted a couple of days ago??

30/10/2013 at 20:37

It's been raining on and off for almost two days now here. No chance of cutting the lawn.

30/10/2013 at 22:34

Norfolk: Quite cold at first, then sun came out around midday - warm enough with a bit of a breeze to dry some washing - then cold again from mid afternoon, although hardier should would have found soil conditions ideal for weeding - Brrrrrrr 

31/10/2013 at 04:10

Electric back on Wednesdat 2.30pm, off since Monday least 10 man days work on storm damaged trees,new 12x8 greenhouse demolished, freezer full of food thrown away.keeps you busy.

31/10/2013 at 07:05

Awwww poor you AWB.

It's drizzling here this morning in Sussex

31/10/2013 at 07:10

It's not all bad news,of to the Carribaean tomorrow.Daughter in Hove said no problems there.

31/10/2013 at 10:23

I feel this is very much a weather related posting.

AWB: so sorry to here about your greenhouse not to mention all the spoiled freezer food.

I hope your insurers play fair - some years ago when an enormous overhanging bough was broken by a regional storm. the bough ended up just touching and resting on our greenhouse Denting it slightly. Any further weather damage and the whole greenhouse would have been crushed. 

I informed the insurance company to get confirmation that they would cover the cost of  a proper tree firm surgically removing the bough to protect the greenhouse. 

The call centre (in India I think) tried to tell me there had been no storm in my area (according to their computer records) And I would not be covered for damage that had not occurred yet.

i told them they were talking rubbish and had photos to prove it and if they didn't agree to  cover the qualified removal of this storm related new risk ( a few hundred pounds) then they were going to have to pay out for a much greater property damage bill when the bough finally crushed the greenhouse. On the other hand, they did agree to cover the tree surgery, I would be willing to correct the slight damage already done without asking them to buy me a new greenhouse.

Within less than a minute the guy came back to me, having 'checked with someone else' and instantly agreed they would cover the cost. 

I seem to remember - not surprisingly - I insisted on email confirmation of this volt-face.

Some of these firms are quite ruthless - you have to play them at their own game to get what you are entited to. I Hope your own claims are trouble free.

31/10/2013 at 10:24

Weather here presently, dull, cold and occasional breeze.

31/10/2013 at 11:10

Dry for once and some sun. Calm so not too chilly.

AWB have a lovely hols.

Well done Birdy13.

31/10/2013 at 17:59

First frost today. -2°

31/10/2013 at 19:08

No frost here yet.

About 8-9C first thing this morning.

A sort of dry day, bright periods with a lot of ominous dark clouds mid afternoon, but no actual rain.

Tomorrow looks awful here, rain++ & OH has just asked me to return his library books...great, waterproof trousers at the ready! J.

31/10/2013 at 20:51

We had yet more rain. Hope it fairs up by the weekend was hoping to clear out the GH.

AWB - Sorry to hear about the storm damage,

31/10/2013 at 21:52

13c. here in Hampshire, but with rain forecast over next few days.

01/11/2013 at 10:31

Norfolk: bright, occasionally sunny, bit of a breeze

07:30 Northfacing window thermometer around 5°C

10:30 Northfacing window thermometer around 10°C; Westfacing around 12°C


01/11/2013 at 11:47

It started dry here in WManchester, but by the time I was walking back from the library a brolly was needed. About 11C out there now &, although it did go a wee bit brighter, it's raining now. J.

01/11/2013 at 11:48

Was 3C at 7am, still only 6C here, now drizzling.