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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 10/10/2012 at 18:58
Glorious sunny day in the Chilterns - lovely sunset just fading away. Spent the last few hours up the allotment, hoeing between swedes and winter greens, and generally tidying up. Picked some chard, broccoli and carrots to go with my potatoes and peas ( stored in the garage), all of which will go well with my steak pie in the oven! Perfect day - has set me up nicely for my trip down to Cornwall on Friday. Always nice to return to my birthplace. P.s - watch out for the jumping spiders!

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Posted: 02/10/2012 at 16:35
Frank, after learning of your experiences with some of the old piston-engined classics,perhaps I will go back to one of my early loves - boats......or do you have some bad moments with them? Maybe we should all stick to our gardens and allotments, which should be relatively safe - or has somebody got a tale or two to prove otherwise?

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Posted: 01/10/2012 at 22:47
Same with me Chris, just love seeing the old planes. Last year I flew from Duxford to London, from Houses of Parliament down river and over the uncompleted Olympic Site, in 1930's Dragon Rapide - outstanding! What we'd all give for a flight in a Spitfire or Hurricane............oh well, dream on! I still take the occasional lesson just up the road, in a Cessna, and it's great fun flying in the area from Benson up to Aylesbury, then back down to the Thames, overflying my house then on over the allotment, seeing my friends down there working away, whilst I'm taking things easy 2000 feet up over their heads. Back to reality at the allotment tomorrow, and, of course it's as much fun as being in the air.........well, nearly!

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 14:31
What a diverse Country we live in - I'm out to cut the lawn later, whilst RJL is squelching across the grass. No doubt my turn will come in the near future - with interest! Hope things return to some sort of normality for everyone soon.

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Posted: 27/09/2012 at 00:00
We have been really lucky down here in the Chilterns - some of our local streams are still dried-up gullies, even though we have had a few heavy showers , nothing like the weather you are getting in Yorkshire and beyond. Best wishes to everybody badly affected up there, and hope things soon improve.

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Posted: 25/09/2012 at 10:43
Glorious sunny day here - can see Cliveden
House in the distance, Henley the other way, and Marlow in the valley, and nice fluffy clouds for miles. Allotment here I come!

Sorry to hear about Lydia - my sister in Devon is cat mad, and I know how much it affects her when one of her little ones dies.

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Posted: 24/09/2012 at 20:43
Have been lucky in the Chilterns - chucked it down all morning, but the afternoon was sunny and breezy - perfect for the washing. Red kites didn't like the rain and must have stayed in the woods over the hill. I stuck my head out after lunch and managed to do plenty in the garden, but gave the allotment a miss - nothing to do up there at the moment except watering - and that was done for me thank you!

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Posted: 23/09/2012 at 11:54
...and in the Chilterns - first decent rain for a month or two. At least the allotment will benefit, even if I start moaning later today!

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Posted: 22/09/2012 at 20:23
Lovely day in the Chilterns, blue skies with dozens of Red
Kites circling around looking for their suppers! Up the allotment this evening getting tomorrows dinner together - broccoli,cabbage,Swiss chard,parsnip,carrots,runner beans and Desiree potatoes. Will go nicely with the beef joint waiting patiently in the fridge. Tomorrow hopefully, weather willing, back up the allotment to pick raspberries for pudding - they are fat and juicy and loads of them, probably thanks to the wet weather we had at the beginning of summer. Whilst I love Summer,
Autumn has attractions of its own, not least the harvesting of all the fruit and veg we've spent so many months working for. Hope tomorrows weather is good for everybody.

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Posted: 18/09/2012 at 23:40
Frank's mention of frost reminds me that I must get the fleece out and cover my Zucchini plant. It has taken over my compost bin at the allotment completely and measures about 10 ft by 12 ft, covered in fruits of various sizes and dozens of still appearing white flowers! Given to me by a fellow allotment holder, who tells me it was Italian seed - everyone is waiting to see how much more it will grow/produce before Jack Frost gets his icy hands on it! Therein lies the fun of gardening - you never quite know what's going to happen with what you put in.

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