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  1. We were woken up by what became big storms at 0400 this morning. They went on for nearly two hours - great excuse for a Sunday lie in!
  2. We had some great storms yesterday morning here in Creuse, round about 07h30! We decided to camp for what will probably be our last weekend of the season. Excellent choice as after the storms cleared it was nearly 30c yesterday and Friday was similar. Just the very strong winds that are a bit annoying. Looks like more flashes and bangs this afternoon to round things off..
  3. Some pretty intense rainfall over the IOM and the north of Eire. Some strikes showing up in the south of the UK.
    1. Yarmy


      Reading that, it looks like Harrow are only selling their brand to Pearson so the latter can charge a ludicrous amount of money for some online courses.

    2. weirpig


      Seems like a good idea to me.  Wont affect this country  as they will not be available.  But for those abroad wishing to seek a quality English Education sounds perfect. 

    3. Spikecollie


      It is about educational ethics not finance! I'm horrified and wouldn't take the money if it was fed to me in a year's worth of healthy food...

  4. The golden bog poo hunt goes on - in more ways than one but corporate finance silences me...

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    2. Seasonality


      Surely it's been melted down by now. I heard they got a lemon price for it though.

    3. Spikecollie


      No idea. Could have been merdé price...

    4. Seasonality


      Oh my, I forgot the filter. Yeah, it was S::H::I::T price 💩

  5. You know some people believe in a "deity" of some sort. I don't but can the universe bestow on the 11 making their minds up in London and make them see sense...

  6. Sorry! I have family and friends down there and we get the same here. Love you...I hope you do too. Mylo and me do....
  7. I love these cool mornings. Get up at 07h30 to take Mylo for a nice cool walk - I'm on sick leave for a week with a merdy virus so able to appreciate it all - then 34c for the afternoon and we hide inside and/or go to the stream (what's left of it as no rain here for weeks) or use the watering can!
  8. Physically could probably do it. All that salt water - blahh! Some courage - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-49724851

  9. This deserves to be heard - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-49693934
  10. It's so hot in here even with windows open and shutters closed. Mylo has had cold shower. Me next....

  11. It's your right brain! I'll explain later - doglet needs excursion, I'm sick and he doesn't get it - why would he?
  12. No idea. Technically we don't get hurricanes in "our side of the woods", so the universe knows (I don't use the g word anymore). Is it hitting the US first?
  13. Have to admit my handwriting has gone to hell! i have to keep up a pretense though as we still get adult handwritten exam sheets here that also need handwritten correction and comments. And I have to be able to fill and sign forms. Happy day from sicky land - actually feeling a bit better today. The the sandpaper nose combined with mucus to win prizes for is gross. So, a max of 37c here toda. What can you say in a nursery where everything remotely controversial gets deleted. Whooppee it's been hot - no merde!
  14. Summer/autmn viruses. They are right buggers.

  15. Staying cool. A week off work - went to my lovely doctor this morning as supposed cold won't depart and still feel like merde. Getting too stressed - prescribed rest and relaxation in garden and a magic bullet to get to sleep at night for three days. Still feeling merde though - lots of water and healthy food, as normal. Grim when you get sick despite doing all the right things - doctor did have a laugh with me!

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    2. Spikecollie


      Feeling guiltless reading in the shade! This sodding virus is laying many lower than me it seems...

      Nasal passages like sand paper and a cough to wake the dead. It was the inability to sleep that got to me...

    3. CreweCold


      I've been bad too Spike. Started with sore back of nose then spread to rest of throat before a mild fever and the usual aching limbs, runny nose etc. Just trying to clear it from my chest now.

    4. Spikecollie


      Sounds like the same bugger. It has put a few elderly folks in the village into hospital - can barely take Mylo for a walk, let alone run. Running is banned by doctor for 3 days but Mylo doesn't get that. Happy side is I'm otherwise extremely fit from all my sports - blood pressue 103/70 and lovely resting HR 0f 56. Mylo currently chilling in the shade after we watered the veggies. That was enough exertion for today...pup can exercise himself. No way - I'll be out throwing ball albeit staggering!

  16. Not just a storm viewer fest, though, people have died.
  17. As I said earlier in the Spain weather thread, this is nothing unusual for septembre. It's a "gota fria". We've got the opposite here in Limousin - making my roquette seeds sprout and the hose has been left out - searingly hot for septembre. 34c yesterday (max on the village thermometre), could get to 40c in my sheltered abode. Just when the warmer clothes were got out too! Mylo already chilling in the shade and water play bucket about to be refilled. Our biggest worry is the lack of water. No sig rain for freakin' months. Storms progged for next week - but we have a storm shield in our valley. We get the fireworks - a great display over the hills - but no rain.
  18. Crikey, you have to search for this but....https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49696760
  19. Just posted https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-49705693/spanish-floods-family-trapped-in-attic The "gota fria" - not climate change, just normal weather. Chill...people die in floods. We get used to it but hate the loss of life...RIP
  20. Anyone down there? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-49705693/spanish-floods-family-trapped-in-attic Got caught in a "gota fria" once or twice - some of you know the trapped in car park with exploding sewer story.
  21. Well holy merde.The gold bog is still in the news and still missing!

  22. Yey guys! 34c here in Limousin but you are doing well. Too hot for doing nothing. Good job it's dimanche. Love you all...
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