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August 25, 2019 at 8:59 pm #86130BrydoParticipant
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.
September 18, 2021 at 4:20 pm #164484
Bright, sunny, also 22C. Lovely time for finding something meaningless and comfy to do in garden.
Agree with you about the Farnborough airshow. Can remember going there as a kid when only British aeroplanes were allowed (that was when we still had some!). Most fondly remembered bits are seeing the Vulcan rolled on climb-out, 111sqn aerobatic team using nine Lightning fighters, oddball items like the Fairey Rotodyne and Flying Bedstead.September 18, 2021 at 5:50 pm #164489Georgie
Would have loved to see someone trying to fly a flying bedstead!
Red Arrows always brilliant, of course, but the real highlights for me were the de Havilland Vampire, a low and slow pass by an Antanov (ground shaking), and when everyone spontaneously stood for the Concorde fly-past.
Did get to clamber around inside a Euro-fighter, but they ‘missed a trick’ never giving rides in a Chinook.September 18, 2021 at 7:11 pm #164490
Here is someone trying, and just succeeding, to fly a bedstead…
Two RR Nene turbojets mounted back-to-back with thrust directed downwards. Very noisy.
Reds always worth watching. Spent a day with the squadron ages ago when they re-equipped with Hawks at big RAF engineering base. Very nice blokes. No flying because of weather so pilot I interviewed took us over to one of the hangars where the Battle of Britain Flight’s Lancaster was getting annual service. Had a guided tour of the machine. Really, really astounding that people got into this frail thing to go to war.September 18, 2021 at 11:25 pm #164496
considering i was in the army i admit i didnt expect to be exposed to much in the way of aviation or boating for that matter after all if i had wanted to fly i would have joined one of the other two services how little we know when we start out.
i was pay corps so got attached to different units every year/2 years so spent time with allsorts, marines,paras, air corps even raf so got to use landing craft and hovercraft of all things, other tours gazelle,lynx,puma, hercules,sea king and the chinook. during a stint with the army air corps they were just introducing the apache and we had to practice evac drills where basically you tie/hang on to the side of one to get extracted from danger etc. that was scary.September 19, 2021 at 12:40 pm #164513
Weather gone from Meh to Bleurgh. Started cold and grey. Now cold, grey and very wet. Tipping down and unlikely to stop until about 3pm. Pah!
Well, Mitch. Have to say I envy you you aviation experiences. Had experience of See King when interviewing crew of RAF 202 sqn SAR unit. They didn’t tell us that we were to be “targets for the day” in a training session. First time getting winched up really did concentrate the mind. There is a moment when you realise that you are not attached to the ground and neither is this big, noisy, yellow above you!September 20, 2021 at 9:24 am #164542Georgie
Beautiful sunny morning, currently 14c with 19c expected this afternoon.
Just about to head out to visit mater. Not expected until after 2pm, but I’m leaving early to get a full tank of fuel and then meander my way around a few old haunts that I haven’t visited in years – maybe White Horse Hill if I go west from Chiltern, or Whittenham Clumps if I go the Reading route. Though if I go through Didcot I could do both, so . . .September 20, 2021 at 9:36 am #164546
Wish we had a bit of your weather here – only a few miles to the east. Cloudy and damn chilly. 13C or less. Full autumn going-on winter kit required, cardies and all!
Whittenham Clumps – not a place at all! An eccentric detective from the Golden Age, surely? Hope ma is recovering apace.September 22, 2021 at 9:29 am #164711
Bit chilly early on but brightening and warming up now. Said to be heading for bright afternoon at around 21C.September 22, 2021 at 10:52 am #164720Georgie
Another bright and sunny morning, 14c earlier, rising to 20c this arvo. Barely a breeze.
Mater visit went well. She’s certainly giving the impression that she’s back to her usual sunny self (as many are want to do), but I’m not entirely convinced. Even so, she does seem fine, all things considered – she’d just got back from her weekly trip to MacDonald’s with my older brother!
White Horse Hill was as wonderful as ever. It always amazes me just how far you can see from the Disabled Parking area near the top. I’d also forgotten the wonderful smell of ‘concentrated sheep’ that quite simply imbues both turf and air – far more even than on the Downs. I’m really really glad it wasn’t busy, though, because the two-way, single-track road up up up/down down down the hill is a bit ‘exciting’ if you meet something coming the other way – low bank along the edge with a big drop on the other side! I considered it good training for our eventual move to north Wales. 😉
I decided to save Whittenham Clumps for next time. In fact there’s not a lot of point going to Round Hill or Castle Hill now that I can’t walk over it all, because the ‘views’ (west across the plain and north across the Thames) are from the top and the car park’s at the bottom and on the ‘wrong’ side. Ditto visiting Little Whittenham and Day’s Lock. Ho-hum.September 22, 2021 at 11:21 am #164723
tharg, try abseiling from a lynx lol, half way down you hope to hell he doesnt climb or get an updraught and rope is as long as they said it was.September 24, 2021 at 3:10 pm #164865Georgie
Cool and Sunny with very little wind – my favourite kind of weather.
Managed to aggravate my fractured coccyx in a new and interesting way yesterday, so I’m mostly ‘sitting still and quiet’ today re-watching season 9 of The Walking Dead DVD before starting on season 10 for the first time. When we ditched the TV licence in favour of Amazon and Netflix my only caveat was that I could buy each new season of The Walking Dead on DVD because it would be the only thing I’d miss, and I wasn’t wrong! 😀September 24, 2021 at 3:30 pm #164867
Started well chilly. Then warmed considerably, really quite hot (21-22C). Should cut lawns, probably last time this season, but had really crap night. Tramadol side effects and RLS stopping any proper kip. Sympathies for coccyx, Georgie. I do know what you’re going through what with Mrs T’s similar stuff.September 27, 2021 at 8:28 am #165081
persisting down and blowing a hooley, gonna get wet going to physio thats for sure.September 27, 2021 at 9:33 am #165086
Same here. At least to start the day. Now clearing a bit with sunny periods. Temperature should hit 19C-ish but feels cooler because of aggressive south-west wind.September 27, 2021 at 9:58 am #165089Georgie
Autumn certainly announced its arrival here earlier on – torrential rain and blowing a gale, wind wuthering around the eaves and blasting strong enough to make me fear the bedroom window might actually blow in!
And now? A light breeze with clear skies with nary a cloud.September 29, 2021 at 12:53 pm #165301brydo
Lovely day sunny, 18°C and breezy. Just been a walk very nice out.
Sitting eating a banana with a cup of tea, no sugar.
Planning on fitting an outdoor socket later so hopefully it stays fine.September 30, 2021 at 9:02 am #165355Georgie
A bit parky this morning – only 4c here last night. I just wish DH had told me in advance that he was going to put the heating on at 7am (“We’re not putting the heating on before November 1st” Ha!). Then I wouldn’t have had that shower at 6.30. 😮September 30, 2021 at 9:18 am #165357
Well, our heating was on yesterday. Needed it – totally Bleurgh. As it is today. Cold, dark, wet.October 4, 2021 at 10:56 am #165843Georgie
Bit of a wet weekend, that. Not that I was going anywhere. Still hoarding my 3/4 tank of petrol for necessities only.
What a fun morning we’ve had here at Castle Arrrgh! Two and a half hours trying to renew my Blue Badge via the Gov.uk website, which considerately only tells you half the stuff you’re going to need in advance – the rest you only discover once you’ve started the process. They wouldn’t want us to be too well prepared, obviously! Between that and the 8 month+ wait for the DVLA to sort out my Short-term Medical Driving Licence renewal . . .
Still, it’s Commiseration Chicken sarnies for lunch, which is always good. 🙂October 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm #165860Fastbike1000Participant
Wasn’t too bad this morning, cold but sunny. So I thought I’ll clean the car, now it’s peeing it down.October 4, 2021 at 5:03 pm #165878
Commiseration Chicken? Is that like Coronation chicken without the pointy hats? Weather here decidedly variable. Some bright and sunny bits punctuated with total downpours.October 5, 2021 at 8:23 am #165907
Chucked it down overnight. Now bright and clear although far from warm. Forecast says it’ll stay clear all day. Living in hope…October 5, 2021 at 9:55 am #165917Georgie
Similar here – heavy rain over night and really noisy (rain makes a right old racket falling onto the trees in the wood). Now it’s 12c with a light breeze, clear skies and brilliant sunshine.
“Commiseration Chicken sarnies” are Coronation Chicken sarnies that I almost always make on a Monday to show my sympathy for DH having to go back to work. 🙂
I’m currently waiting for Motability to get back to me regarding whether I’ll be able to order my next car while driving under Section 88 of the Road Traffic Act. I sent my Short-term Medical Driving Licence (expired in May) for renewal at the start of March (as per DVLA instructions), Specialist confirmed he sent the details they asked for at the end of March, I rang the DVLA at the end of July to ask what was going on and was told it was just ‘Wait (and wait and wait) until they either contact me or send me the new licence’.
Having miraculously survived Q4 AP rises with ‘only’ a £100 increase to £699 (GCB + the 2 x £50 insurance rebates will just cover it all), if I can’t order without presenting a valid licence and have to wail until Q1 2022 and the Puma gets removed or priced out of reach before I can order it I shall NOT be a happy bunny.October 5, 2021 at 10:21 am #165919
Hope that the DVLA haven’t done anything really stupid. Mrs T had to renew her licence recently. Nothing complex like yours but it all went through OK, if over a relatively long time. Good luck.October 7, 2021 at 9:15 am #166069
Grey but quite mild – 17C and rising. Definitely the end of decent weather – saw a large batch of martins/swallows topping up tanks for the great flight south.