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Spikecollie last won the day on July 15 2016

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About Spikecollie

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    Elemental - a citizen of Europe
  • Birthday 19/06/65

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    Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Interests
    Travelling, hill walking, cycling, swimming, the natural world, politics, good food and wine.
  • Weather Preferences
    Warm and sunny with night time t-storms

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  1. 35c here again today. Maybe some thunderstorms tonight. Working hard, but having some great cycle rides together now that Mylo pup is happy being left by himself for a few hours. He's getting some great walks too and has some best doggy friends in the neighbourhood.

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    2. Spikecollie


      Hi Lass! How's life?

    3. lassie23


      okay thanks, how is the pup

    4. Spikecollie


      Pup is excellent, learning fast and making loads of friends, human and dog. We've just made a last minute decision to drive to the south of France tomorrow for a week or so.Beach beckons - Mylo will be ecstatic and we'll be pretty happy too!

  2. Did you get to see any of the Tour this year?  Reminded us of our stay down your way last year. Lovely area. 

  3. Here we go again! Another evening, another "alerte orange" for thunderstorms. Will they all go around us again? I don't mind because the light show in the distance was lovely last night...

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    2. Allseasons-si


      Did you get awaken?

    3. Spikecollie


      Yes! We had a cracker of a storm before bed at about 10h30, with thunder that shook the whole site and actually knocked some cups over in the caravan! Then another at 04h30! More in store today too...

    4. lassie23


      france is the new yorshire

  4. Thunder now already here again!

    1. Dami


      so lucky x

  5. It's just starting to thunder in the distance. We have a nice orange alert for large hail and 100km/ph winds - and we're camping at the lake! The sun is still shining though and I'm just about to go for a swim with Mylo...I'll try and keep you updated...

    1. matt111


      Good luck with that. :help:

    2. Spikecollie


      All the storms have gone round so far! Constant thunder though. Just about to eat outside...after a great swim!

  6. Hot, hot, hot here again and getting hotter during the week!. Looks like a chance of some decent storms toward the weekend too.

    1. karyo


      I was just reading about the climate of the massif central. It is a part of France that interests me to relocate to as it has some altitude. However, I am disappointed it see that it still gets hot there. I may have to aim for more upland parts of it.

  7. Finally, it has rained and rained and rained and rained! We didn't want it all at once.

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    2. Mokidugway


      Been warm grey and dry here ,great day for welding excavators  :crazy:

    3. matt111


      Had the torrential drizzle on Wednesday afternoon, well that was apart from the time I went for a walk when it turned into heavy rain. :wallbash:

    4. Mokidugway


      Yesterday was dry too though cool


  8. An amazing thunderstorm here in Creuse this afternoon roundabout 16h00. We were in the middle of having a bonfire which we continued with thunder booming and lightning flashing! We only hid in the woods once when there was a nearby CG strike, the noise of which nearly deafened us. Mylo pup was not a bit scared and has learned to scan the sky for flashes!

    1. mike57


      Severe Weather Europe has a warning out for tomorrow, looks like France is on the edge of it. Stay safe. you don't need a direct hit to be hurt, the ground currents from a nearby strike can be dangerous.

  9. Some real potential over here in France for this afternoon/evening, as covered by Estofex. As usual we will have to wait and see...
  10. The heatwave is over here for the moment. Pleasant now with mid to high 20s. Last night was almost unbearable and it was very difficult to sleep - it was still over 30c at midnight! Maybe some storms to look forward to next week...

  11. Suffices to say "it didn't" yesterday. Another sizzling day heading toward the high 30s already. I went out for a cycle in the hills yesterday evening and watched the anvils fall off those beautiful CBs that had formed. We and the neighbours watched them from the garden beforehand and willed them to give a few drops of rain - nothing. Everything is parched and tinder dry. Maybe next week...

  12. 38c in my garden, but I'm happily working away digging and weeding! CBs sprouting again and some storm activity around Limoges - will it, won't it?

    1. Daniel*


      Sod that.. I guess it's a dry heat? 

  13. A chance of 39c here in places! We're all wondering how it became late July/early August overnight! Camping by the lake all weekend (I took a long one for my birthday:D) was bliss - not so getting back to a house that was 30c inside last night. Surprisingly, we all slept well after a long day's work and a lot of swimming...

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    2. El Nino

      El Nino

      39°C not, but a chance of many days with 32-35°c till Monday next week here. ;)

    3. Daniel*


      A long one eh happy belated birthday.. Stifling in London somewhat looking forward to the 'end' 

    4. lassie23


      didn't read that bit lol happy birthday

  14. A magnificent thunderstorm on the way home from work! CGs all over the place. More in store for tonight...

    1. Dami


      Did you get any more storms? x

  15. It's 30c here with a "humidex" of 35c and I'm working all day! HELP!