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Back to calm sunniness in Essex today.

Wet and windy this morning in Scotland

The wind on Friday caused havoc to trains running to Scotland, mine was 3hrs late getting into Aberdeen, would have been 4 1/2 hrs late if I'd gone onto my final destination by train. 

We were packed like sardines on the train from Carlisle. There looked to be hundreds of people on the platform waiting for the next train to Scotland. When one did arrive, on the train door it said it was going to Euston, the electronic display on the platform said it was going to Glasgow and the guard said Edinburgh.  

Fortunately both Scottish distinations would have got me to were I was going and if the train had gone back south I'd decided to throw in the towel and go home.   

I must look nearly 27 because a little boy gave up his seat but on this occassion I wasn't going to argue and was quite happy to entertain a 3yr old for the remainder of the trip.       

On a positive note had a fab time in Scotland, shame I couldn't stay for hogmany but back to work on 2nd, you guys in Scotland get an extra day off.  


Wet, miserable and 7C here. However I am not going out on New Years Eve teatime looking like a rambler.

Glad you got to Scotland Zoomer. Maybe hogmany next year?

I'm thinking possibly Tenerife next year KEF  rained most of the day here in this part of the NW and last year it was in the 30's over there

Happy gardening.


David K

Have to say it.....a lovely sunny calm day here in the West Midlands.

David K
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Now, there's a sobering thought!

Lovely afternoon here, the sun came out to play and the sky was blue.

Beautiful here all day. Womderful 


Bright sunshine and warm enough in the sunshine to bring a Queen Wasp out 


Today has been such a tonic for us all but it could turn nasty again.  I have two sisters and a brother who live in Australia and they have been having an unbearably hot summer which is just beginning to cool down a bit. 

David K

Far from wall to wall sunshine here in the Midlands today (a mix of sunny periods & cloud) However, it's very mild and being light until almost 6pm, I get the feeling that spring is not too far away.


It's been gloriously sunny and dry here for most of the day - a pleasant breeze pushing the white fluffies along - the soil's drying out and the farmers were back working on the higher land 

Lovely spring bday in Brum.unfortunatly been at work most of the day so missed a lot of good gardending time

Soil conditions are still very damp and not good for any form of planting.Most of my garden was effected by the flood water and I have removed some daylillys from worst areas and potted them temporarily in a well drained soil mixture and will replant when the ground condition dictate




Cloudy but dry here. Can't wait for the weekend, I'm on holiday for a week and a friends helping with the allotment. Had planned to go to Harlow Carr Gardens one day and stay over in Harrogate but will have to see what the weather brings.  

David K

Gorgeous spring-like day here in the Midlands today.....13c & about six hours sunshine.

Nice day here in the NW until about 4pm and then the heavens opened. Harlow Carr is looking like a day trip, if I manage to get there at all this week, I'm not complaining, had a good day on the allotment with loads done and met one of the other newbie's. 

David K

Mixture of sunshine & dullshine here today, though it's really quite mild.

Don't think I've ever known such a profusion of catkins as there is this year.


7C had heavy rain overnight. Currently dry and sunny, but more rain expected this afternoon.