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Shrinking Violet


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Clematis

Posted: 28/07/2012 at 18:03

I've earmarked this one - though I wasn't going to buy one until (if!) we have moved.  But I see there's a special offer by GW, and I'm so tempted to buy & keep it in a pot until I can plant it out.  Is that a plan?  Or madness?

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Posted: 28/07/2012 at 17:57

A dose of British reality today:  rain overnight/early morning, then sunshine and clouds with a stiffish north-west breeze. 

Enjoy the rains, Lisa - I think it's the percolated peaty water that makes Glenlivet so renowned. 

Olympic opening:  some of it must have had overseas viewers scratching their heads, wondering what it was all about.  But - what a stroke of genious to create the "cauldron" for the flame as they did - and not give the lighting of it to just one - but to seven young people.  I was in total awe - and so proud you'd think I designed it myself

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Posted: 27/07/2012 at 09:57

It was cloudy at dawn - but bright sunshine now.  A bit cooler, too - only (!) 24 C in the shade.  Cooler weather on the way, apparently.  Sea breeze may pick up a bit, but at least it's still Summer.

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Posted: 26/07/2012 at 18:00

Lisa - Glenlivet:  am I right in thinking this is the home of one of the best single malts? 

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Posted: 26/07/2012 at 17:55

No.1 Son would love peanut butter icecream but I think I'll pass.  Cherry or bluebuerry sounds delicious! 

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Posted: 26/07/2012 at 17:16

Miss Bateman (you're not my old - umm I mean ex - schoolteacher from waybackwhen are you?) I just love that local form of weather forecasting! 

We have a saying here as we overlook the Bristol Channel - if you can see Wales it's going to rain, and if you can't see Wales - it's raining.  Like all folklore - an element of truth!

It has been hot again here - up to 27 C again, but it's now clouded over a bit.  It should be a bit cooler tonight - so should be easier for sleeping.

Btw - remember the icecream maker I said I had bought?  Bad move.  Very bad move.  No-one wants "that shop-bought rubbish" any more - so I've been consigned to icecream maker in chief throughout the hot weather at least.  Vanilla (with real pods and seeds) = delicious.  Lemon & lime sorbet = soft mix but gorgeous.  (Sorry - nothing to do with weather directly.  Perhaps we need a "recipe" section to share ideas about using gluts of stuff.  Courgette icecream anyone?).

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Posted: 25/07/2012 at 10:33

Like coloured beads on a string - another lovely summer's day.  27 C in the shade!  Can it last?

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Posted: 24/07/2012 at 16:58

Gary - you  !

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Posted: 24/07/2012 at 14:06

Not a cloud in the sky and garden 25 C.  Had to go into Taunton this morning - and the car thermometer said 29 C.  All this nice weather (sorry - not rubbing it in to those who are still awaiting their turn) forced me into my favourite kitchen shop, and I bought an icecream maker.  Drooling at the thought of it - but the bowl has to be in the freezer for 14 hours, so no icecream today.  But tomorrow . . .

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Posted: 23/07/2012 at 12:10

Weatherman says 22 C here.  But it's already showing 25 C on my thermometer (in the shade).  Lovely day.  Hardly a cloud in the sky. 

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