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    Boar's Hill, Oxon
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    Weather, music, science, history, sledging, allotments, bonfires
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  1. Because the days are longer to enjoy sledging etc if you have the time Christmas is too busy and mad travelling to enjoy disruption Feb is sometimes boring and cold, but then gets quite fun if you have a snow day, as long as you are safe
  2. Woollymummy

    Model output discussion 14/04/18

    We timed our school activities well this year, Year 7 trip to Bath on 5th July, Year 12 Fieldwork on the Gower Peninsula 9th July
  3. Just had a perfect transition from sunny morning, hot humid sunny picnic in the park in Abingdon, getting drenched in first heavy warm rain around 2:30 -3 as we headed back up to Boars Hill, then proper storm approached to our west, then another came overhead, absure deluge of rain which was proper flooding stuff, then it cleared around 6pm, and a nice area of quiet vortex just south of the big storm over Oxford went right over us, black clouds swirling in opposite directions. Blackbirds all back out singing again, all over and done, got good lightning for a while and on the radar we seemed to be close to where one patch of storm sprung out of nowhere. Exciting!
  4. My best bet to ensure storms is to lay out two entire Jacob's fleeces on the patio in order to sort carefully into white and brown piles in the sunshine. This is what I will do now
  5. Hoping the ones away to my NW will do a bit of back building and come to Oxford for round two, last night was too fast and quiet, although the flashes were amazing.
  6. Caramba! Rain just arrived! f****** amazing fork outside my back door, direct hit over Oxford.
  7. Right, time to get dressed and have a look outside, I want to see it arrive.....
  8. I might wake the kids up to see it if it is a real cracker, better than telly
  9. Just heard some rumbles, it has been flashing much more in the past 1/2 hour, good to hear it too! I missed the last storm a few weeks ago completely, must not fall asleep this time!
  10. I took this snapshot of Blitzortung a while back, hoping the distant flashes getting closer means Oxford will get a nice show soon.
  11. What a weird few days. I still haven't recovered from being woken up at 4:30 with torrential rain a few days ago, feel drained and sleepy from the past couple of days of humidity and heavy air. I am now SO looking forward to a week's holiday of torrential rain and storms. The planned DIY jobs at home and camping trips may have to be postponed while I find alternative entertainment for myself and the kids, Blitzortung is only entertaining for a few hours.....
  12. The most beautiful perfect day, sunny, hot, apple blossom full of bees, lots of garlic clumps transplanted, tasty burgers for tea :-)
  13. My parents in Diss got actually bruised by the hail, fearing for their windows too, super storm!
  14. Woollymummy

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    It was so beautiful today, I was stuck inside at work for the whole thing, finished at sunset :-( Hoping for some fresh air tomorrow afternoon....