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Zoomer I never take offence, what we say on these boards is what we believe, I see the people on here as virtual friends and friends will discuss things a little more deeply than strangers would. Being in Cyprus twice, the first time after being in the desert it was a paradise after the utter poverty seen in some places, then we saw the underbelly as troops often do and also saw the things that would drive the people apart, it just took a little longer than we had guessed at.
The second time there we saw the huge changes although only for part of the populace, others were still where they had been and it was headding for trouble, it happened, it all proves talking is better than fighting any time.

I love that weather box that comes up on here Stockton on Tees Cloudy? "err no" that should read sunny with a lot of blue sky, windows are open, beds changed, chicken coming up to room temperature before going in oven, squash and veg sliced ready to roast for tomorrows soup, it is get up and dance weather "ouch my bl##### foot" weather as well it would seem.
There are some days you want to sing this is one although I would not want to frighten the older neighbours who remember the air raid sirens.



Nr Lincoln.

After a night of heavy rain we have a sunny morning with a light breeze, it says cloudy in the weather box, so that covers all eventualities. Last night it said and I quote "Thudery showers" and it certainly was very Thudery.

Have a nice day.


The potty gardener

Here on the south coast it is a beautiful day. Wonderful blue sky so it is really time to get outside rather than be posting on here!!  Have a lovely day everyone


Shrinking Violet

Yesterday was better than predicted - a few sharp showers, but nothing to write home about.  Today?  Dry and perfect for getting in the garden.  Weeded all that stuff that has taken hold in the damp conditions .  OH mowed the lawns.  Picked courgettes ( some of which have turned into small marrows!) and peas - perfect with lamb rump served perfectly pink!  Son away for the weekend, so shall do the weekly family roast tomorrow - and the forecast is for wall-to-wall rain.  One step forward, two steps back!

Oh - and I sorted out the herb garden today.  Sage has gone mad.  It had over-run the thyme causing die-back.  And who said that slugs and snails don't like the fragrant herbs?  I found countless crunchies and slimies lurking - all dealt with by secateurs and crunching underfoot.  Yuk!

Pennine Petal
Let's just be thankful we don't have a hurricane on the way!


Shrinking Violet

Famous last words, Penninepetal, as said by the (in)famous Michael Fish!


had a dry morning followed by heavy rain and then dry after 3pm in east lancs but as turned chilly and a few thing are looking tired including me slugs and snails love it here i even found a slug in a lily flower urgh


Nr Lincoln.

Good morning all.

Another bright, but cooler morning, only going to reach 17c today, at the moment dry. hope it last, as we have got lots of jobs to do,

David, love your little drawing/ cartoon, don't know quite what to call it.



Had the best of three falls with this board today, it would only give me the first ten pages no matter what I did. Signed in again after a tussle with the password and still having trouble, every holiday weekend I have the same problems.

The box at the side says Stockton on Tees light rain, "err no" full blown storm after a sunny morning, I had to lash granddaughters sunflower to a bigger stake as it was getting blasted. I took photo's for her to take to school although if she is here tomorrow will take one showing the flower is a lot taller than her, that should impress the Teacher.


Pennine Petal
I just stay signed in Frank, it saves time and effort. Probably not what you're supposed to do, but hey ho!
Jean Genie

Bxxxxxy awful.  The cake is being consumed.

Miss Becks

I do that as well Glyn. I just close the browser.


well we were promised rain for hre for last two days.. yesteray some rain in the afternoon.. nothin major appeared adn today no rain at all.. just few spit spots at times.. ver hot and muggy again this weekend..

hollie hock

Weather very poor here- rained all day. Cars had their sidelights on at 5.30

I always stay signed in here, means I come to the site without having to do the user name & password thing

Shrinking Violet

Rain - nearly all day, apart from a brief period of non-rain this morning.  Still raining.  Still miserable - yet another Bank Holiday washout.  (And I also keep signed in rather than logging in each time.  Seems to work - apart from the times that the adverts over-write the top of the page!)


Two days of rain and it has been relentless today with the wind picking up late afternoon.

It was a friends birthday so went to a bar-be-cue yesterday, half expected it to be cancelled...I should be so lucky, the rain didn't put to much of a dampener on things, I lent them a gazebo so at least the food was cooked outdoors and a good time was had by all despite everyone getting a tad bit wet.      

I never sign out and have it on my favourites so I just hit the button.
Late Saturdays Sundays and Bank holidays I hit the button and it comes up but at the beginning of the thread which in the case of some can be 4000 from the current postings.  It can also take a long time to get into the thing and then that advert covers the top.
I did sort out an update today which had me tearing my hair out and at the moment bring up the thread then at the top of the page press "go to latest unread message", this seems to work where as normally it takes me there without the hassle. See what tomorrow brings when they are back in the office.

It has not been a good day apart from a few hours sun this morning from then on we had wind storms rain storms and it got quite cold, every one back at work tomorrow so it is bound to be fine.



Shrinking Violet

I know tht there are occasional problems, Frank - but I've never had it consistently at a BH.  Perhaps there's a random hassle selector that picks on unfortunates - and for some reason you are it

Oh and talking of adverts, is it just a coincidence that there's an ad at the side of the page for Boden clothing : "A spanking new range"?  I wonder if it's a reference to Fifty shades of Grey ???