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"Rain" I was on Tospots car park after shopping, lit up with lovely warm sunshine surrounded by the blackest clouds especially over towards the Cleveland Hills and rain drops were falling on my head. It was warm rain and stopped until a while back when we got a shower followed by more sun through the cloud.
According to the local weather we are supposed to get continuous rain today and this weather tomorrow, one day they will get it right.



it has been blue skies and sunshine today.. thou bit chilly when the clouds come over.. but no rain yet.. have dried two loads of washing today so very happy. as it is supposed to rain all day tomorrow.


Heavy showers today in Bournemouth and a couple of rolls of thunder. The rain spots were very large, the old wives tale says that it is a sign of heat. Still, we can hope can't we? 

Just got back from the South of France and for the past two weeks it's been hot, hotter and hotter still there. One day it was 43 but most averaged about 35 to 40. Feeling home sick we stayed up one evening to watch a thunder storm

Has it rained here for two weeks    Can't believe how much everythings grown in the gardens. Can't get round the veg beds for over flowing plants, all my lillies are out and the toms in the GH have grown like trifids. I can see a day in the garden coming on tomorrow rain permitting  

LORELEI and Frank.- had a lovely holiday, been invited back again in September when the weather is a little cooler. Big brothers neighbour grows grapes in her garden so on that basis he planted one in a pot in his garden at Easter with a pipe connected to the drain pipe running off the roof guttering so it was watered, it's looking good considering no one's tendered it for several months.

We also sowed some palm tree seeds last September and don't know whether it's a weed but I swear there is a plant a foot high growing where they were sown    


Zoomer welcome home and yes it has rained here for two weeks plus a couple more months just for luck. Our "Rain" posted photo's of her new swimming pool, I think it used to be the road to her house, if you had come to Teesside you would have needed a DUK vehicle, a driver on the ring road thought a pool under the blue bridge was OK and found himself up to his roof. Hartlepool was cut off for a while and I had a pond complete with ducks in the garden I am sure I never put in and I live on a hill.
And to think Zoomer you missed all the excitement!!!
Today the weather forecaste is solid rain yet we have sunshine and blue sky it was very warm when I put the bins out. The grass is as high as an elephants tail, I can hear growls and grunts in there so better fix a cannon to the lawn mower.
Having spent time where the Date Palms grow and discovered the Oasis is not the pristine place complete with maidens in filmy clothes that we saw on the films, I can tell you they take an awful long time to grow and come to fruit, don't hold your breathe.



today it is is blue skies and sunshine with a stiff breeze.. out in garden in mo.. grass has grown again.


Wow, one day without rain and I've had to water the hanging baskets, thanks be to goodness.  I'd almost forgotten how!


Rain's just starting, bang on time, they said midday. Dog walkers were out in force this morning!

Brambles are growing as fast as the ones in 'The Life of Plants' (I think that's what it was called)


Dry morning the golf course was rather squelchy in places to say the least-wet since lunch time and getting wetter and is none too warm either-have got a heater on in the height of Summer-ho-hum


It's rain rain and more rain. It has been raining since late morning and as Geoff said its none too warm either. 


The weather in Norway have been nice, well a few drops of rain now and then, but overall nice and warm! I live in the western part of Norway.     Hope the weather in UK will get better soon!


Wonderful and sunny here today my side of The Styx very pleasant as well it did get to tropical 18.4c early on but a bit cooler now at 16.5 and not a breath of wind for a change so all in all a grand day,  but will it be like this tomorrow I very much doubt it.

Garden Maniac

I've been at the queen's jubillee pageant at Cosford today with a party of school children, and although it was soggy underfoot, we managed by lunchtime to sit on the grass to eat lunch. The sun came out and we ended up getting burnt!  How's that for July sunshine, and a freak occurence this year - the sun stayed out for the whole of the Royal visit! The Queen must have brought it with her! 


Phew, a day here in my bit of Manchester with no rain, so far!

Reached about 18C & quite pleasant. Lawn finally got its' cut & then I sat out with a book to cool off!

Did fruit picking this morning- Wigan/Cheshire border & wellies needed as squelchy underfoot in places, but at least no rain whilst there. Daughter having a jam making lesson tomorrow morning! (fruit in coolbox plus several ice packs at the mo) J.


Shrinking Violet

Update of my hols in north Cornwall:

Mostly cloudy with a few showers for most of the week.  Get-outable weather at least.  Today, however, has been unremitting rain.  Either soft rain or hard, downpours.  Definitely not worth getting wet and trailing around.  Three cheers for on-site swimming pool (indoors) where wet is a different experience , books, cross-stitch and computer.  Hope for a bit better tomorrow!

Shrinking Violet

OMG David - I'd forgotten about the date!  Good job I don't suffer from triskaidekaphobia