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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:09

Funny old day it turned out to be.
The sun was shining as I got ready to go out and as I locked the door it was bucketing down. Drove down the back lane and was sandblasted by leaves small branches and anything loose, water was gushing off the fields and running down the road like a river.
coming home was no better it got so dark we had lights on full.
Tonight I sat watching a glorious sunset with clear sky and now it is raining?
My Daughter informs me I have also done my "C" shopping plus birthday presents for two in December and will be billed shortly, funny I do not remember doing it, I must start a diary.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 09:39

A while back the box said light rain, watching the teeming water run down the road I would not like any heavy rain. Now it says Stockton cloudy so with the sun blasting through the window I look out and sure enough it is cloudy apart from the blue patch overhead. It looks very murky your side of the Styx Rain. Must go out but will stay well clear of yon yorkshire bit.


"For goodness sake, Google it!"

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 09:31

Hello my Dear Lowena, Tongue in aspic is a much tastier dish than one pickled in vinegar .
Foible a gentle eccentricity compared with having something life changing you did not ask for forced on to you for 10-12 years.
As for inter-net immortality who reads that stuff, with people unrolling their whole lives on those social networks I would not touch with a barge pole, they seem to write a lot but do they read??
My point was the BBC and I also thought the local History service would be google free only to be shocked to find they hand over everything without you knowing
So lowena a question? do we retire from all forms of writing apart from hidden files you keep for the last bugle blowing or do you carry on knowing that some big collecting agency in outer space watches your every move??
Any way all that aside I still love you


what decade is your garden?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 23:32

A better question may be what Century, having grown up in a garden that had grown fruit and vegetables for nearly two hundred years I think I tried to emulate it.
There are still plants from then passed on as things changed, the fruit and veg meagre as a treat for Grandchildren now my needs are less.
I was never a fashion follower so the individual touch always reigned supreme.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 23:21

Stockton started sunny with blue sky although it was cloudy to the south.
We then got rain more sun and ended up with clear sky and it looked very bright over Rain's Hills.


"For goodness sake, Google it!"

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 23:17

"Oh yes" goggle it indeed and then find the answer is something you yourself put on some other forum as i discovered last week.
Looking for some old information my local history section had lost and having to go to the site then enter my own name, there was a very recent picture of me I had never put on any site. I can only think the grandchildren who use social networks must have put it on a site that was picked up by google. We are told it cannot happen, it obviously does
Going through, it turned out there was page after page from many forums a lot of them BBC there must be several hundred, I did not check for any from this site as yet. Big brother is watching and is called google.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 23:21

Bev, Pergoniums should have one third of the top growth cut back to over winter although I also remove any old stems and leaves.
Fuchsia should be left until March when a light trim is all they need but clean out any loose or broken stems and leaves.
Keep in the light in the greenhouse and they need to be just damp but not dry, overwatering will kill them.
You may have flowers on both at Christmas I often do.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 10:01

I am fuming, last night just at the start of Montalbano the lights went out, pitch black torch in the back past an obstacle course so had to sit until eye's adjusted. Half my neighbours were out on the front so went out to see what was going on. Now this is a quiet middle class sanctuary but they had turned into a lynch mob if any green or wind farm lover had come by they would now be hanging from the lamp posts. Quite a few of us are engineers and one worked on power so the discussion was about what is going to happen and sooner than most think if they do not get their act together after all China fires up one new coal power station every month so why are we pussyfooting around (to put it mildly, it was more explicit last night).
Rant over.  Stockton Cloudy?? then why is the sun burning my eyeballs? it is fine though cool and my meat a nice Ham is getting up to room temperature before going in the oven. Surround with veg, cover lightly with foil then remove foil and veg for last half hour, that is for the cooks among you.
The garden is now all cut back and quite tidy, the bulbs in, the lawn cut for the last time and things put away for the winter, greenhouse cleaning is a doddle Zoomer if you have a pressure washer, I can guarantee though you will get wet.
Got the message Posh will get back.


Wartime Farm

Posted: 14/10/2012 at 09:41

Chris, My Mother also hated anything German until the day she died, she had seen two wars and had uncles and cousins killed in the first and Nephews killed in the second so for her there was no going back.
The night the Church bells rang which was the warning for invasion she was out of the shelter into the stable and back with two pitchforks and a very determined look on her face, holding the fork she said "let the B####### try landing here" and believe me with her Irish temper she would have chased them, luckily it was a false alarm.
I looked down on those prisoners unaccompanied working away, to me brought up on Sergeants three, Beau geste,  Clive of India, Gunga Din, prisoners were honour bound to escape, this lot seemed content to be away from it all and that puzzled me until much later, we all live and learn.
They have definitely lost their way with this one after starting reasonably well.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 13/10/2012 at 14:25

I have come in to warm up with a cuppa, it is warm in the sun out back but the front is east facing the breeze is straight off the North Sea. Stockton clear and sunny on the box, true, they got it right.
Blue sky all round although one or two puff balls of white like an Indian smoke message, it looks bright over you Rain and the Hills clear.
Big shock yesterday. pootling along the back lane to my Daughters in brilliant sunshine I spotted a small flood warning, knowing the road I took notice and as I reached the top of the dip saw a lake, the water was pouring off flooded fields onto the road like a waterfall and then pouring off into a housing estate lower than the road. Where did that come from I wondered as I engaged crawler gear and made a slow way through and also through three more pools. Daughter told me it had poured down without stop all night? first I knew of it having gone to bed early because of a power cut. That will become a regular thing if the Government do not stop all the silly wind farm lark and build proper power stations, it is OK us being green it is our kids who will be in the dark.


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