Whats the weather like where you are today take 2

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    Brydo
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    Ive noticed a problem with the original thread, taking me to page 1 of the thread. Assuming its the same problem as my original Brexit thread (stolen by WMC lol) that there were too many pages, i have started another weather thread (stolen from lightbodyae55 lol).

    The only person who got all his work done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
    Anything i post over three lines long please assume it is an article lol.

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  • #116936 Reply

    Brydo

    Joss I did that myself about 3 years ago, it was my last reasonably major diy job and was difficult, hopefully with you having experts in it will be a breeze.

    #116948 Reply

    Menorca Mike
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    Brydo are you having a walk in shower etc done ?

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #116975 Reply

    Georgie

    Tharg – If you haven’t driven the A272 then you’re in for a treat – especially if you go the whole hog and drive it from Petworth to Winchester.  Because I get to it from the middle, Petersfield, I head off in either direction.  Petersfield actually gets in the way and you have to get on to the A3 southbound for one junction and then off again to get back on to the A272.

     

     

    #116984 Reply

    Wigwam
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    The writer Pieter Boogaard was rather obsessed with the A272 and wrote a book about it

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2000/mar/08/uk.news

     

    #117083 Reply

    Tharg

    So, the A272 looks to be a superhero of roads. Will definitely take a look when I can; just realised that the westerly bit from the A24 is part of route to daughter’s buisness site (dog hydrotherapy pool) so I have already driven, and enjoyed, a bit of it. As for the Dutchman and his book, well, I thought I was catering for a niche market when trying to write a book on street-food from Roman times until now; but he goes further! Thanks, all…

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    Georgie

    I haven’t driven the A272 further west than Billingshurst, at which point I am inevitably seduced onto Stane Street.  (I have a bit of a passion for Roman Roads, and the regions around and between Winchester and Salisbury get a lot of attention.)

    A bit of local interest – on the Petersfield to Winchester stretch, a few miles west of the Meon Hut traffic lights, there is a horses’ grave (with headstone) on the left and a group of small sarsen stones on the right.  They on a small crossroads with Woodlands on the right and Brockwood on the left.

    The sarsen stones were erected by Colonel George Greenwood, owner of Brockwood House (now a Public School).  He was a keen antiquarian and amateur archaeologist, and when his physician said he needed to do more exercise he used a wheelbarrow to transport the stones to their current position and have them erected.  Colonel Greenwood died in 1875.

    The horse, Melksham, belonged to a Colonel Meinertzhagen, who decided to bury his horse on the spot where it died in 1910.  It lies under a large mound of flints, surrounded by beech trees.

    Here Lies Col. R Meinertzhagen’s

    Horse Melksham

    Buried under these stones

    Who died at this place in 1910

     

    Other notable Horse Graves/Memorials in Hampshire are to:

    ‘Beware Chalk Pit’, at Farley Hill, near Winchester.  The plaque on his monument (a rather fine pyramid) reads

    “Underneath lies buried a horse, the property of Paulet St. John Esq, that in the month of September 1733 leaped into a chalk pit twenty-five feet deep a foxhunting with his master on his back and in October 1734 he won the Hunters Plate on Worthy Downs and was rode by his owner and was entered in the name of Beware Chalk Pit”.

    And, of course, ‘Copenhagen’, ridden by the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo and who buried at Wellington’s Estate, near Stratfield Saye, in 1836.

    Here Lies
    COPENHAGEN
    The Charger ridden by
    THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON
    The entire day at the
    BATTLE OF WATERLOO.
    Born 1808. Died 1836.

    God’s humbler instrument though meaner clay
    Should share the glory of that glorious day.

    #117894 Reply

    Brydo

    Torrential rain and high winds, summer, don’t think so.

    Heating is on.

    #117899 Reply

    Tharg

    Windy, aggressive drizzle early on. Now sunny, 20C and rising. Suspect drizzle or heavier stuff will return. No gardening, methinks. Probably stick to cooking this afternoon; spuds dauphenoise to go with cold jerk chicken and tiramisu.

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    Brydo

    Just went for a walk during a bright spell. Local flooding in various locations a bit of dexterity required to continue on my normal route.
    Heating off as sun is warm but could easily be required later.

    #117919 Reply

    Georgie

    Sunny and pleasantly warn, though rather breezy.  I tried to hoe a few encroaching weeds off the patio while DH mowed the grass, but I had to quit with only a third done.  Not really got the energy for it today.

    Birthday pressie arrived this morning – all the books in the ‘Expanse’ series.  I won’t read further ahead than the TV series has reached, though, because the show is brilliant.

    Just finished watching the F1 Quallies.  I have sooooo missed F1!

    Making a Chicken and Mushroom Curry for dinner.

    #117944 Reply

    Menorca Mike
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    Gale force wind here but humid certainly not underpants weather

    BBC Breakfast expert, VW Golf driver.

    #117998 Reply

    Tharg

    Bit breezy, light summery cloud, warm going on hot. As Mr Morecombe used to say, “Turned out nice again…”

    #118010 Reply

    joss
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    Very much a ditto from The Peoples Republic Of South Yorkshire 🏴‍☠️

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
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    #118102 Reply

    Tharg

    Bright, sunny, cloud-free temp at 20c and climbing. Carole said it’ll stay this way. Lawn mowing then…

    #118242 Reply

    Tharg

    Grey and not much else. Started wet then got drier. Dull in every sense of the word.

    #118243 Reply

    Georgie

    Overcast with light rain this morning, overcast and dry this afternoon.  Expecting the same tomorrow.  Friday looks more promising, so I might go for a drive then, if I’m able to.  Haven’t gone west of Winchester for a while, so . . .

    The ants are going mad on the patio this afternoon.  I wonder if they’re planning to swarm on Friday.

    “The flying ant swarms most Britons notice once a year are triggered by weather. “Flying Ant Day” usually happens in July or August when it is warm, not windy and the weather has markedly improved from the preceding day, research suggests. Anecdotal evidence suggests flying ant swarms often occur after summer rain.”

    Perhaps they don’t know it’s still going to be quite breezy on Friday, even if it is dry.  We shall have to wait and see what, if anything, happens.

    #118245 Reply

    Tharg

    If the ants are busy preparing to swarm then keep a good lookout for the green woodpecker. If you are a Yaffle then the swarming is like KFC, MacDonalds and several kebab shops all delivering at the same time.

    #118250 Reply

    joss
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    Dull and quite cool here. Odd shower here and there. In the mean while the bathroom refit is coming along nicely. I will post pics up in a different thread when finished.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
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    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

    #118255 Reply

    mitch
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    dull cold and wet here.

    well i say cold its 16 degrees its cold compared to the last week at least thats what my bones are telling me lol

    #118325 Reply

    Menorca Mike

    Yes cold dull and raining here very depressing

    #118331 Reply

    Georgie

    Cool here, and just starting to brighten up a bit.  Though it might rain this afternoon.

    All a bit quiet on the bird front.  Not so much as a bathing pigeon, though I can here a blackbird singing, which means there are at least a couple around talking to each other.

    The ants seem to have reconsidered ‘swarming’ on the grounds that the resident blackbirds spent a couple of hours yesterday evening scoffing all the ants they could catch.  Probably not a large proportion of the overall ant population, but possibly somewhat dissuading!

    #118333 Reply

    Menorca Mike

    Yes Georgie no sign of the jack door gang today just the usual sparrows and blue tits on the fat balls what other treats can I give the birds ? I love to watch them from my arm chair

    #118336 Reply

    Tharg

    Dull, wet, cold. On bird front, weather so bad that hedge sparrow decided that INSIDE the conservatory was better than outside. Flew in, bounced off Mrs T’s head and took up position behind flower pot. Gently picked up, escorted outside and told, “Don’t do it again!”

     

    #118339 Reply

    Georgie

    MenorcaMike – Robins and tits love a bit of grated cheese.  Meal worms are also popular but, unless you’re a fisherman, it’s less likely you’ll have any of those knocking about.  I assume. 🙂

    When there’s snow on the ground or it’s exceptionally cold I have tried putting out cut up apple and chopped dried fruit, but they’re never touched outside Autumn.  Not even the magpies are interested.  I wonder if there’s some kind of bird-brain hard-wiring that means blackbirds don’t accept fresh food out of season, because once the apples on our little apple tree are ripe the resident male blackbird gets ridiculously territorial defending ‘his’ tree.

    Tharg – This Summer the newly fledged sparrow chicks keep flying in through the open patio doors in pairs, do a circuit of the sitting-room, and shoot back out again.  It’s happened occasionally in previous years, but this year it’s happening nearly every day the doors are open.  we don’t mind – They all seem to be house-trained – not one ‘accident’.

    #118340 Reply

    joss
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    Its raining, has been all night and most of this morning. I hate rain, I really do.

    Joss
    Current car BMW X2 2.0 Sport sDrive Auto 2019
    Last car Ford Focus Titanium 1.5 TDCI
    Builder of Gaming PC's
    "It is a great ability to be able to conceal one's ability."

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