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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. We had our first 30c of the year here yesterday and it's heading that way again today. We were able to swim in the lake - all three of us together! Working and driving between clients is a bit grim today though...but there'll be plenty more. Potentially some storms to look forward to tonight too - but not getting too excited as they often don't materialise for us. Heading down to the Med. for a long weekend tomorrow...Mylo's first beach experience!

  2. We've got lots of tadpoles in our lake and stream, some legs are already developing. I have a hard job keeping our puppy away as he is fascinated by them and dunks his head in to try and get his own strange version of live caviar!
  3. I'm working in Poitiers for two days and staying over. Finally some time to catch up with you folks - phew - excellent but busy. Anyone for the chat?

  4. The weather certainly did break over the Bank Holiday and hasn't really settled down since! It's been nice enough but a cold breeze has been a frequent visitor. Today is lovely with mid 20s, typically I'm stuck at work, but it's downhill again for tomorrow and this next Bank Holiday weekend. Hopefully the warm, settled weather will make a return but I suspect the coming week will be very perturbed. Hopefully some thunderstorm activity will make up for the lack of sunshine. The rain is much needed though and as a gardener I'm not complaining...
  5. Mylo had a long walk this morning, followed by a good lunch and is sleeping blissfully through his first Haute Vienne thunderstorm...

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    2. lassie23


      cat sleeping here too

    3. Daniel*


      We never see such in the UK...

    4. Dami


      Hey spike!. and yep had a peak at the lightning radar. All we have is some boring cloud.

  6. Incoming t-storms here in Haute Vienne! Woohoo...

  7. I had a snow shower this morning while waiting for my train! Now it looks like thunderstorms. Never mind, 25c again by next week...

  8. What is a Pembroke Dangler? My mind is boggling...
  9. 20c progged for the weekend, thundersnow a possibility for early next week here in Limousin. What is April doing to us?

    1. matt111


      Sounds like the typical UK variation:rofl:Probably less typical day where you are mind. 

    2. Spikecollie


      Here it's called "Saints de Glaces". Traditionally in May, but maybe like a lot of meteorological events, it has got displaced. Maybe it's just Spring! A bit of thundersnow would be interesting. Imagine if it was the most snow we have seen all year - in April...


    3. mike57


      Until we moved to the east coast I had only seen thundersnow once in my previous 40++ years. Since we have moved here I have experienced it quite a few times, not every winter, but whenever we get snow showers off the North Sea its always a possibility, local topography also assists. Its an eerie experience, relatively quiet thunder and a different colour to the lightning caused by the reflection off the snow.


  10. OK folks...here's me with Mylo! Hair's a mess, clothes are scruffy (we were camping over Easter) - but that's me at my best...
  11. Anyone for the chat this evening/tonight?

    1. Mokidugway


      All ready there spike

  12. I haven't disappeared, we've just been very busy with work, play and puppy Mylo! I'm staying over in Poitiers until Friday, working, so I should have some time tonight and tomorrow for catching up with you all. It's been interesting weather-wise these past few days - warm sunny days but very cold nights and an ice-covered car this morning. The north-north-easterly wind is cold and taking the edge of the sun, but we camped over Easter at the lake and the weekend before which was really warm.

    Back later...

    Here's a couple of Mylo photos to make you smile...



    1. lassie23


      awww Mylo

  13. Lots of thundery showers here today but we got out for a great walk in the hills. OH and I can't go out cycling together for the moment as we can't leave Mylo alone for long enough just yet, but we're getting there. The lad is thriving on life here in Haute Vienne and so are we...


  14. Another beautiful low-20s day. I'm starting to look gently bronzed after being in the garden after work. Maybe some storms to look forward to with Mylo later in the week too...

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    2. matt111


      Not bad here either over the last few days. Got up to 16c here today which isn't bad for the time of year. 

    3. cheeky_monkey


      Jealous im not... its a scorching +1c here :help:

    4. 95 Degrees

      95 Degrees

      Up to 24C this Thursday!

  15. We've been in our shorts and t-shirts all day fencing the garden in unbroken sunshine and 22c. Mylo's been playing and snoozing in the shade...bliss!

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    2. lassie23


      going to rain here next week

    3. Mokidugway


      19.7c here earlier ,great day :D

    4. Dami


      yep lovely day here :)