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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 01/01/2013 at 09:36

"Happy and prosperous New Year To Everyone"

From Stockton on Tees which is sunny and bright with clear sky's and a touch of ground frost.

A Lazy day today after being woken by a phone call from California as they celebrated the New Year, a little too well methinks.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 15:02

Stockton went out when it was cold and grey came back warm sunny and clear sky above. The wind had changed from north to west, the cloud had gone south over the hills and the sun was right in my face coming home so the sun visor was down.
I was supposedly going to the shops for some fresh veg but could not even get on the car park so drove on, the next lot even worse so gave up and went to Daughters for a cuppa. Frozen veg tonight from my stock pile.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 14:58

Coming back passing waterlogged fields through the Wynyard, the golden orb of the sun suddenly blinded me, it is sinking into the west as I type, wonders never cease.


What's for tea?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 14:55

Paul Hollywood made his Christmas left overs into a Chelsea type bun and included everything, Mary Berry seemed to enjoy it although I am sure she would like anything he made.
Up North we call it all Swiss Roll but then we always did call a pudding duff and made pies out of everything, I did draw the line at Banana and Cheese though.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/12/2012 at 10:25

Artjak, I learned at school that every rule has opt outs variations or just plain did not work in all situations. Precipitation as any one on the North Sea coast from the Firth of forth to the Humber will tell you can happen over the open sea, no hills, soak you on the beach and by the time you get back to the car park you are in sunshine.
We are often in a sea fret and five miles inland they have a heatwave.
I worked part of my life at ICI where we used Fermentation, Conversion, Reforming and precipitation to make everything from gas to solids, we precipitated solids from liquids, think gas rising cloud forming, a precipitate added and solids dropping from a great height, you use some of them on the garden.
We were never encouraged to dig fox holes in the Fens, unless you wanted to bathe, the eels came free.
Stockton is dull wet and cold, what more can you say.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 11:41

Some morose and sorrowful clouds above this morning in Stockton and they are weeping, must have watched all those repeat weepies over Christmas on TV, it would make a stone angel sad.
"Rain" head over a dish of hot water and Balsam with a towel over your head, it makes your eye's water, clears your nose, and makes you so glad to get out from under the towel you forget the cold, works for me.
I was under the impression the Fens were always wet rain or not?


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/12/2012 at 11:53

Stockton is dry and sunny with blue sky above although quite cloudy further north, hope it stays there.
Expecting visitors now and as I ate out they will not be getting cold turkey, now what is there in the cupboard, better go and see.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/12/2012 at 10:43

Stockton, someone upstairs forgot to put the light on again although the leak seems to have stopped, so it is dull and drear, I had to put my own lights on.
Lizzie, my Son is getting ready for a move your way yet we are reading bad things about the French Locals, a bit worrying.
Once long ago near Bethlehem I spent Christmas on guard looking up at a clear sky full of stars wondering. There were many bright stars some to the South I had never seen before, now which one was it, then I heard a voice!! "don't be resting your B##### eye's look to your front" yes Sergeant, another Christmas gone.


What's for tea?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 09:29

As I will be eating out the next three days I am cooking a festive roast today, stuffed shoulder of pork, long and slow.
Stuffing is mothers old recipe, onions sliced and cooked until soft in a drop of water, I did add some chopped pepper as well it was in the veg tray. freshly crumbed bread, sage from the garden salt pepper and a diced apple.
Drain the onions and mix the lot in a bowl and add butter and work until it is all crumbed together then stuff pork shoulder and tie. That goes in the oven at 180 for two hours twenty. The potato's parsnip and more onion added later to roast all served up at one sharp if you come after that it will only be warm if the bin is on fire.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/12/2012 at 09:19

Stockton on Tees is fine and clear today, blue sky and drying nicely, not quite as warm though.
Commiserations to the people who will not be able to have Christmas at home in the South, you just do not expect the maelstrom they got .


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