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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 14:16

Thank you Alina and Pam, saw and enjoyed the programme, although Army I did get around a few RAF planes usually smelling of sick among other things.
Was with some Yank Marines at Dhekelia they flew us all over the Island in their Helicopters we had just touched down at Akrotiri when four Lightnings took off I heard on the lug pans the crew "WHAT THE H--- WAS THAT" I came back with "oh just some of our slower fighters", the Yanks were impressed.
I got it wrong, the sky looks all mixed up but the rain stopped and the sun is shining, the grandchildren have gone swimming saying they wanted to go in the outdoor pool, we breed them tough up here.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/08/2012 at 10:41

In the box at the side of the page it says Stockton on Tees light rain?
It is daylight and it is raining although if that is light rain I do not want to see a deluge.
Whatever we are getting is set in for the day as the sky looks like an old Ladies skirts hanging on a washing line.
Off to see the grand children for lunch that makes my day what ever the weather does.

PS foot swelling only half now so must be getting rid of the Uric Chrystal's.


Posted: 24/08/2012 at 10:32

This reminds me of fencing at school, Epee and Cutlass duly buttoned and blunted and under the wing of Bill Williams sports master and Egyptian swimming champion (don't ask I never found out) we raised bruises on each other. No "elf & safety" back then just jolly good fun.
Now I know whatever I do though never thought of wrapping page three girls round my arms, those dag blasted roses will draw blood. Why do we grow them I ask?
I now use my hedge trimmer on them standing well back and chopping them into small bits which get raked up lifted with a piece of wood and a shovel into a plastic bin. Somewhere along the line a whip will get me on the back of the neck or arm or leg, there is no escaping them, you damage me I will damage you seems to be the order of the day. I just keep a handy supply of plasters and get on with it.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 13:12

"Yikes" how did that happen a double quote" must have been the shock of the shopping bill, well there was £16 for fish.
I am getting the rod out and sitting on the banks of the Tees, it has a Salmon run now but with my luck I would catch Lamprey.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 13:08
BikerBabe wrote (see)

Halifax, West Yorkshire.  Overcast,dull and a bit damp. Feels very much like an autumn damp day!!!

Cheered myself up though, my Thompson & Morgan plugs arrived so I have spent a pleasant morning in the shed.


lovetogarden wrote (see)


Hope your foot is soon better Frank, I understand it is very painful.

Correct Lovetogarden, very painful indeed, that is what you get for indulging I am old enough to know better.
Stockton got some sunshine which made me happy until Daughter gave me the bill for shopping, that made me forget gout.



Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:07

I have welding gauntlets and still come away from three falls with the roses bleeding, even Monty was yelping as he cut the roses with the gloves on.
I have decided to invest in a flame thrower or one of those long jungle machetes.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 11:01

The weather box that comes up next to the threads for your area is nearly right, it says cloudy, well it is apart from the blue sky above me? The sun is not quite making it as yet although brightening by the minute.
Lazy day, Daughter doing my shopping whilst I rest flipping foot, as long as she does not spend all my money, still payday tomorrow.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 23:45

So right Posh as an engineer I love all those big smoking lumps of metal the Victorians were good at, Isambard Kingdom Brunel is a hero to me. I suppose we still have many things they made so a few of their ailments can be expected.
A wee tot before I limp off to bed will kill the pain.
As my mother would say, "stop yer whinging, go chop some sticks that will cure it" and that was for everything from double pneumonia to having a leg off.


DIY Cold frame

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 19:27

Having made several cold frames the rules are simple. Back higher than front, sides sloping to fit back and front together and top window on good hinges plus overlapping the side and front slightly.
Depending on what pots you are putting in or even if planting into the soil as with a nursery bed depends on the height 12 inches back to 9 inches front or 18 inches back to 12 inches front it all depends on what you need. Four 2x2 inch corner stiffeners to fasten the side to with screws and a device to hold the lid open at various heights. Once sitting in position its own weight will hold it, more so with double glazing.
It should get plenty of light although South facing may be too hot, it needs a sheltered spot. and the thing to remember is at ground level with cover the soil will be a lot warmer inside than out, remember to water and open on warm days closing each night.
Hope this helps


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 22/08/2012 at 18:09

Italophile, meals ready to eat then, lovely place Italy from Easter on, much worse than the UK in winter though.
Still have sunshine here on Teesside as it has been all day, not done me much good though with a touch of gout, better stay off the Port Wine and Lobster then or was it the Devon-Somerset scones.


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