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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 29/01/2013 at 18:02
Not too bad in the Chilterns -grey with some rain in the wind, but I got some digging done at the allotment - not too wet as we're about 400 feet up and any rain soon drains down to the valley and Thames. Hope everybody soon gets a chance to attack their gardens and get something positive done after all this horrible weather!

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Posted: 20/01/2013 at 13:51
Highland Jeannie's comment of snow-plough drivers remind me of a lovely man I met in Canada a couple of years ago. His winter job was driving a snow-plough on the roads on and around the Columbia Iceway, in the heart of the Rockies,above Banff.He told me that some days he was driving through the forests clearing up to ten feet of snow - and going out the next day to do the same thing. I asked him if much traffic used the roads and he said virtually none - some days he said the only signs of life were the bears that occasionally wandered across the road! I must remind myself when having a quiet moan, not just about the weather, that there is always, but always, somebody who is havings things so much harder than me!
So, no moaning, but it snowing again in the Chilterns - let's get out and enjoy it!

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Posted: 18/01/2013 at 22:28
6 to 8 inches in the Chilterns, and still snowing gently. This afternoon the hill at the back of my house looked like Austria - covered in kids(and adults!) skiing and tobogganing - must have been a couple of hundred people out there. Just the job - a gentle ski down the slopes, straight down to the Marlow Brewery, housed in old barns, for a free glass of Rebellion Ale.
There's plenty of food, tinned and frozen, in the garage, so for the next few days, the cars can stay where they are, and we can enjoy the views and the silent roads.
Hope you all stay safe and warm!

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Posted: 14/01/2013 at 10:53
Light snow falling in the high Chilterns, and everything covered by about an inch of snow, but the roads are clear as the snow is not freezing, so it looks very picturesque. Went up the allotment yesterday and came back with a couple of big cabbages,several swedes and some leeks - with the potatoes in the garage, and frozen beans and peas in freezer, we should be alright for dinners this week! Tonight will be having homemade Leek and potato soup, with the addition of bacon and onion - with warm crusty bread to soak it up. A traditional English day that a lot of people around the World would probably envy!

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Posted: 04/01/2013 at 16:50
Still have Gazanias flowering when the sun comes out, in a flower bed facing south, up against front wall of the house. From past experience, should not they be long gone? This has been such a strange, topsy-turfy winter!

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Posted: 03/01/2013 at 22:25
Rhubarb on the allotment is sprouting nicely, 3 to 4 inches high, and bright red and green colours - will cover some and get an early picking in the not too distant future. Nice day today, warmer and dry, so hopefully will go up tomorrow and turn over a bit more of the ground where the new potatoes are going. New Year is arriving on an optimistic note.

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Posted: 30/12/2012 at 15:46
Sunny(ish) day in Marlow, so up the allotment to move a load of the free wood chippings to make the paths less mucky. Picked some sprouts, Savoy cabbage, leeks and a swede, so that's dinner half sorted! The River Thames in Marlow has gone over both banks and there is a fair bit of flooding - the river itself is an absolute maelstrom, and I guess the flooding will get worse in the next few days.
Hope most of you out there are not suffering too much, and hopefully things are improving in some of the worst affected areas.

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Posted: 25/12/2012 at 15:43
Nadolig Carolau - did you know how similar the Breton language is - Nedeleg Laouen na Bloavezh mat? We're all Celts and no doubt the Basques have words and phrases that could ring long distant bells!
Hope everyone is having a joyful Christmas.

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Posted: 24/12/2012 at 19:19
Happy and dry Christmas to all! To family in Cornwall, Nadelik Lowen ha Bledhen Nowyth Da!

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Posted: 22/12/2012 at 22:32
As a Cornishman now living over the Tamar, I send everyone in Kernow my best wishes and the hope that things are not going to get much worse.

Also hope my little sister in Germansweek in Devon is OK, as I haven't been able to get hold of her. Living on the edges of the Moor, she sometimes finds herself trapped by snow or flooded roads - pretty remote where she is. My thoughts are with everyone down there - and of course with the rest of the country who are suffering.

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