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NPUK

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  1. Soon be time for those early mornings out on the stubbles ?
  2. Winter barley harvest has started here at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, last week I was on the top of the Wolds and both winter wheat and barley looked almost ready. Spring barley near home is about 3 to 4 weeks away.
  3. Stove has a canopy so no room for fan. We have oil fired boiler linked with the stove but my wood is for free so 90% of the heating is from the stove. Probably need rad stats
  4. The boiler temp is set on the middle setting so when it reaches that it cuts out. No room stat though. Double wall pipe through the wall but only single wall from stove to wall. The fire is quite manageable with the 2 vents, I can turn it right down. The stove is oversized really for the room but it nneeds to run 10 rads.
  5. No thermostat in the house so it's on or off, lit the fire for the first time in 10 days tonight as the whole house felt damp and chilly. The stove has an exposed stove pipe so the living room can get a little too hot but the rest of the house is just nicely warmed through.
  6. The woodstove has been lit on the few cooler evenings, I prefer the more gentle heat that it puts into the radiators to keep the chill off and it's cheaper to run than the oil powered combi boiler.
  7. Yes, here too. -0.7C recorded just a stones throw away at Yapham.
  8. I'm nearer to Yapham than Pock and just lower down so it's possible that we could have dropped a touch lower then.
  9. We had a ground frost this morning, just outside Pocklington. Don't know what temps got down to but there was a pretty good covering on the surrounding fields.
  10. Was right under the East Yorkshire storm, just outside Pocklington. It was amazing, did record some footage will try and upload it later when power comes back on. Constant lightning almost strobe like, thunder rumbling like a freight train and intense rain but little hail. Still watching it moving away with still spectacular lightning.
  11. Should have gone up onto Goathland moor, it was snowing heavily up there when I drove over earlier today
  12. No where is too remote for me, Alaska might just fit the bill but the wife has family ties that keep her around these parts so I have to go with that.
  13. Thanks HC, I thought they might have been on the low side. I do like it out there, in fact I started doing the lottery again as I found out the Ledgowan Estate was on the market but it's now sold so I'll keep my money in my pocket. Seems like a place I would like to live though, unfortunately my wife thought it was too remote though.
  14. This past summer I visited the Ledgowan Hotel at Achnasheen, lovely spot BTW. I've been following the weather forecasts for it on the Met Office app. My question is...is it really that cold??? Whenever I look on the daily forecast it always seems to be in single digits, especially the feels like temp, in fact the last few days and the weekend were showing snow of varying intensities. Do the M.O. over egg the pudding on the forecasts or do they come to fruition? I never did check the obs for that area to compare but I figured one of you guys might know.
  15. Didn't check the radar. Am usually up over that side at this time of day but work is quiet so am sat here killing time
  16. Am sat just outside Hutton le Hole and nothing, has rain recently but nothing more
  17. Not really, I am up at 5am in summertime, out with the dog or at the stables seeing to the horse, a surprising number of folks are out and about early before work. Staying light until 11.30 would be a waste and an annoyance as I try to get to sleep. I know we can't have it all ways but staying light until 11.30pm would be more conducive to anti social behaviour such as the boorish drunks who live near here who insist on preventing anyone who needs to get a good nights sleep from doing so. The people who start their day early tend to have a little more respect for those who like to stay in bed
  18. I can assure you there are no red deer in or near Dronfield Woodhouse. Roe deer probably but definitely not red. Might have been a badger though they can be noisy.
  19. We've had the kitchen fitter in all day today,so front door been open all day. I've been decorating the back bedroom so the upstairs windows have been wide open,and still are to get rid of the paint pong. Wonderful fresh feeling throughout the house at last and more importantly, no heating required.
  20. Mine s heated to around 15 degrees, nice and comfortable. I hate today's weather, luckily I have been able to lay in a darkened room all day. I feel like crap. 15 is about my comfort zone and it can be as cold as you like for me just add more layers.
  21. Snow would be good but I'll go with cool or cold summer. I hate heat especially when accompanied by high humidity.
  22. I've been around Hutton Mulgrave, Mickleby and Dalehouse (nr Staithes) today and there was quite a bit of water damage in the fords. Houses in Dalehouse village had been flooded. Had to rescue a driver who had bogged his car on the silt left behind in the watersplash. Was up there yesterday afternoon and it was torrential most of the time I was there driving around the area but according to a customer it got worse around early evening and that's when the damage occured from the torrents of water that came down the becks and lanes.
  23. I find that the more people I chat to, the more I realise that I prefer my own company.
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