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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 12/09/2012 at 18:56

Well it's rained almost all day here in WManchester. Finally dried off about teatime, too late to be really useful.

Have actually closed up the greenhouse & big coldframe this evening as a colder night expected. Backing onto open ground means that we are usually colder than you would think. Have put the houseplants that are outside into the coldframes to dry off,prior to bringing them back into the porch. J.

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 18:48

Hi all. Back from sunny, mostly, Austria. It was getting rather unseasonally hot as we left. We did awake one morning after rain in the village overnight to see the surrounding mountain tops covered with the first snow of the season. That day it was a cold walk around the lake- before breakfast as usual! Then you dont feel too guilty eating sooooo much!

Manchester started wet this morning, but has brightened & dried up this afternoon allowing some more of the 2 weeks washing to flap on the line. Couple of sharp showers just now & colder nights expected. J.

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:59

Ooh, that was faster.

No, have been very restrained about the chocolate, honestly. Only bought a small amount back with me this time. Daughter, however....... We found her favorite one at the first supermarket we came to, so cleared them out in the first week! Yes, they restocked before she arrived, so SHE then cleared them out! Her walking boots decided to finally come apart, so she gleefully left them behind allowing more chocolate to return to Manchester!

Not sure what shall do for tea tonight. Am on my own, so will investigate the fridge/freezer. J.

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Posted: 11/09/2012 at 16:43

Gutten Tag peeps!

Am back!  This site going soooo slowly. Thought when tried to post when on holiday that t'was the local net access, but now am not sure twas that at all. OH had to take his laptop with him of course. He did actually load all the hundreds & hundreds of photos onto it. Kept him happy for hours!

Will catch up on you all sometime soon. Am plodding through 2 weeks holiday washing for OH & me, plus daughter's pre holiday weeks worth & her holiday stuff too! Ironing will start tonight, she says..... J.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:39

Shall do my best re the chocolate folks! Always ditch nearly empty bottles etc so can return loaded with goodies. Have packed, weighed then repacked & reweighed the cases! All now locked & ready to go, also at an unholy hour tomorrow morning. Looks as if shall have to do a bit of washing when there, but otherwise no chocolate would be returning with us. OH assures me that he can wear same trousers 3 days running we shall see.

Temperature there looks as if will be on the rise again by mid week, so I shant feel at all guilty just flopping on a lounger in the garden. Almost at a loss for things to do at the mo as normally am frantic right up to the late evening before, but this time was frantic very early this morning instead! Quite glad to have to sit down for about an hour when nurse here. Cant move much as attached to a drip, so resting is the norm.

Becks- we had guinea pigs for several years. I could still weaken as, although the cleaning out was left to me, of course, they were very entertaining little creatures with very distinct personalities.

Hairdresser coming later for t'others. I need to do a couple of things but will try & get to bed fairly early. What's the betting wont be able to sleep!

OH's hand luggage is on the table in front of me. Since I once left tickets & 2 passports on a table when a teenager, am paranoid about knowing where those are at all times. Nobody ever lets me forget that incident. Poor Dad had to drive me & German penfriend back from coach station in Brum & return to train station to get to ferry in time! I was then REALLY seasick the whole journey & still grotty for 2 days afterwards. BTW still in comunication with German friend -well over 40yrs now & by e-mail of course.

Ooh, better go & do something for tea.

Auf Weidersein peeps (told you couldnt write it!) J.

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Posted: 24/08/2012 at 17:09

Dont thinkl it's been too bad out there today in WManchester. Snag was had to stay indoors & be busy!

Sun definitely out by lunchtime, but still tumbled the washing as knew the darker clouds around would probably gang up on me- they didnt, but never mind. The odd spit & spot now.J.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 17:28

Well that's interesting. 1 site says Monday will be fog whilst t'other says sun! Temps pretty similar this time between the 2 sites & not too bad overall.

Right, cauli/mac cheese to reheat & then to get cracking whilst have some energy. Added to which if I dont get it done..... J.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 17:18

Soz Kate, am also 'off' this w/end. Yay! Well it will be once have finished the packing which is no further than yesterday- oops. Tonights' job, when I get round to it.

Tooties all sorted, but can go back if any emergencies eg huge blisters from hols- not likely this year- & also if still having problems with concrete toenails!

Local council have strimmed the alleyway at side of house. 2yrs not been done & with 5-6ft nettles local teens have kept away, but now....... Workmen did leave my shrubs alone, but at least I can now deal properly with any overhanging. Still plenty of blackberries around, not quite ripe here yet, but can now go down to get them!

Nurse coming fairly early tomorrow morning, but will have to keep as quiet as poss as daughter will be trying to sleep. If OH comes back early, then quiet it wont be. His study/workshop is not good for mobile reception & so he ends up in the hall talking very loudly!

Off to check the weather for hols again. J.

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Posted: 23/08/2012 at 16:56

Not been too bad here in WManchester today. Ok there was a short, sharp shower first thing this morning, but has stayed almost dry since. A few spits & spots just now sent me scurrying from greenhouse to get the washing inside, but nothing much.

Seeds all pricked out, well those that needed it. Wormery fed & the new plants that came home with me on Tuesday are planted out. Not a bad day except a parcel didnt get delivered   was 'in', but down the garden! J.

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Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:40

Oh goody. Have just rechecked the predicted weather for holiday village. Temps dropping from unbearable to nice & warm/hottish levels & 'chance' of rain. That could mean quite good after all. The 2 sites now much closer in their temps forecasts too.

Will keep on checking so shall know exactly what to wear for flight. Last year I'd checked & unlike everyone else, who was wearing fleeces etc, I had worn suitable thin clothes, so that when we arrived at Innsbruk in the high 20s I was fine & didnt melt! J.

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