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Weeks of sunny hot weather here in N.Italy 30c + though trying to rain this morning.!!
Was supposed to be a rotten day today but lovely sunshine and a bit windy( was it something i ate) Had some Bowen therapy today so not feeling the brightest. Will feel better tomorrow hopefully. Then its off to the allotment.
The sky was a mix of white and dark clouds this morning with blue sky and sun trying to get through.
Decided to go ahead with a bar-be-cue as the forcast was good and it was for 3hrs,sunny blue skies with rumbling thunder in the background! Started raining about 7pm and hasn't stopped since.
We have had a mixture today, lovely warm sunny morning, then a heavy down pour this afternoon with thunder and lightning. We needed it, all the water butts were empty and we have 6. I never thought we would be pleased to see rain again, but it can stop now for a few days..
Sun and very heavy showers - producing spectacular rainbows. I didn't do too much outside - I have to admit to having the TV on following the Olympics. And what a day! I feel exhausted just watching it. Will my nerves be in tact tomorrow as I watch Andy Murray from behind the sofa?
Oops! Just realised the time - so I mean later today rather than tomorrow!
Same as you Violet, what a fantastic day for team GB. I hope Murray and co were watching, they'll get the same amazing reception as the other medalists if they do well in their events tomorrow.
I'm really quite proud of our little island tonight.
It's enough to make you throw in the towel!
Yesterday we had a thunderstorm & it rained so heavy (I'm talking something akin to the tropics) and it completely flattened a border I had planted in *red white & blue for the diamond jubilee.....I think it's unlikely to recover.
*lobelia alyssum & red bedding begonias.
Not to worry David, there is enough red white and blue flying to last a Century, a golden day indeed.We also had a golden day well most of it, a couple of heavy showers in the evening that only lasted minutes but I was glued to the TV so it mattered not.At around the time Mo won the ten thousand metres there was one heck of an explosion, running to the window to see what it was the sky was lit up with fireworks from Stockton's Festival, me being on a hill and Stockton riverside being in a valley three miles away it was a free show.Posh, if the tennis is all that is showing I will be on the sofa asleep, tennis does for me what sheep do for others.
FrankPS "Oh I forgot" another sunny morning on Teesside up to now.
Cheers, Frank...I feel much better for knowing that.
This morning it is predicted that Summer returns this Thursday-back to mid to high 20's again-
Cloudy and coolish by dry. I know that I ought to get out there and do some weeding etc but - I really do want to see the tennis. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, Frank, but I've always enjoyed it - though definitely not the female grunters, groaners and screamers! So - feet up (after the ironing ) and try to steady the nerves to see if Andy can get the coveted gold. He's in two finals, so it would be nice if he won at least one. I'm still (emotionally) shattered after all the excitement of yesterday. As one who remembers Lyn Davies in black and white, yesterday was technicolour!
Have hung out washing in the sun and light breeze. Settling down with cup of tea to cheer Andy & Ben on.
Ben got his gold and Andy's looking good so far!
Expecting rain I went out to the GC this morning. Picked up a couple of dahli's for 50p each and a tray of geraniums for £1. It stayed fine all day. Warm and sunny this afternoon so I did some potting up and kept popping inside to watch the tennis.
well i live in the rhondda valleys in south wales and we have had only two weeks of sun all summer one in may and one in the middle of luly . my flowers have been average but my allotment has been awfull. our spuds had blight and our beans have lovely flowers but no beans
Mainly sun today not that it mattered i spent most of the time in the Velodrome and at the Boat racing, tonight was again special even though the medals were not going our way.My Daughter in California said she is disgusted with American TV, they are only showing American winners and medal ceremonies, I told her they never did like to see others doing a proper job of things.Just found out they have had heavy rain and flooding around Newcastle again, the same places as last time, I feel so sorry for them.Well Posh, your Andy got his medals without my help, I was busy pushing Clancy around the Cycle track, hard work at my time of life. My first Olympics took part whilst I was up to my ears in sand, I knew nothing of it, the next was radio and newspapers then B&W TV but we did have one of the first colour TV's and that made the Olympics special and they have been ever since, that's is when I was home to see them.