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Shrinking Violet

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 08/08/2012 at 22:18

The clouds were so low this morning they were only just above the height of the telegraph poles;  it looked more like November than August - although warmer.  The air was full of drizzle, and it was thoroughly unpleasant.  Gradually it cleared, and late afternoon, the sun actually made an appearance!  And it may be there tomorrow, as well!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 07/08/2012 at 21:48

Rain all day - and still drizzly.  Good for the crunchies and the slimies - bad for the plants when their leaves are munched.  Supposed to turn warmer, sunnier and drier tomorrow and Thursday.  Fingers crossed!

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Posted: 06/08/2012 at 19:15

Dry with bits and pieces of sunshine here in Somerset.  Not particularly warm.  Not particularly cold, either.  All in all - a bit of a nothing sort of day.  Not very inspiring.

Unlike Andy's gold yesterday, Frank.  Or the gold for the show jumping.  Nick Skelton has been jumping for longer than I've been watching the sport on TV.  At last he's been rewarded.  But all these Olympics are doing nothing for my garden, the weeds and the dead-heading!

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Posted: 05/08/2012 at 12:41

Cloudy and coolish by dry.  I know that I ought to get out there and do some weeding etc but - I really do want to see the tennis.  I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, Frank, but I've always enjoyed it - though definitely not the female grunters, groaners and screamers!  So - feet up (after the ironing ) and try to steady the nerves to see if Andy can get the coveted gold.  He's in two finals, so it would be nice if he won at least one.  I'm still (emotionally) shattered after all the excitement of yesterday.  As one who remembers Lyn Davies in black and white, yesterday was technicolour!

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Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:03

Oops!  Just realised the time - so I mean later today rather than tomorrow!


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Posted: 05/08/2012 at 00:02

Sun and very heavy showers - producing spectacular rainbows.  I didn't do too much outside - I have to admit to having the TV on following the Olympics.  And what a day!  I feel exhausted just watching it.  Will my nerves be in tact tomorrow as I watch Andy Murray from behind the sofa?

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 23:30

Well, Frank, as ever - I've learnt something.  I only ever knew (and never thought about) the author of Lorna Doone's initials rather than his Christian names before!  doubtless I shall be queen of the quiz team at some stage now!!

I, too, watched MD, which was a bit surreal, having had the most vivid dream about him and his garden last night!  But I had expected the 'lympics to supersede GW, and for once the Beeb have left well alone.  Wonders will never cease! 

I'll be taking cuttings of herbs.  And sowing some more parsley:  this year, the lovely little plug plants I had so lovingly raised in the spring seem to have succumbed to the poor weather.


Posted: 03/08/2012 at 21:34

Thank you for your encouragement.  (Exit stage right waving cheque in one hand . . . )

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Posted: 03/08/2012 at 21:14

Bilberries, wineberries whortleberries - local names for a truly British delicacy.  Exmoor - Lorna Doone - well, Frank, there is many a place named after the Doones hereabout:  cafes, restaurants and campsites take the name, although I doubt if many of the patrons have ever heard of R.D. Blackmore! 

Mostly sunny and breezy today, with a few light showers.  Not quite summer as I would like it to be - but acceptable given some of the rubbish we've had to endure

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Posted: 02/08/2012 at 22:02

Sunshine and showers (and heavy showers at that!).  The month may begin with and A - but more like April than August!

Bilberries on Exmoor are known as Whortleberries, Frank - but they make pies and jams just as lovely - no matter what they are called!  I visited Goathland the other year when I stayed with my cousin in York and we had some wonderful days out.  The moors there are bleaker and more stark than we are used to - but beautiful, nonetheless.


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