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    Summer - It's Official

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    Re: Summer - It's Official

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Jul 15 2017, 18:55

    The weather certainly wasn't summer-like at the British Grand Prix this morning.
    Cool winds and some rain - even Lewis Hamilton was wearing a 'Puffa Coat' !!!
    http://www.puffa.com/

    Glad to see he got pole Smile

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Sat Jul 15 2017, 23:11

    @graham64 wrote:Actually surprising as it may seem we do get better weather here in Lancs than they do in Cumbria the Lake District is a good example of that

    Someone has to! Well everywhere has to really.

    When I was doing distance driving it could involve going through several different kinds of weather just on a single journey. This year we just have to stay in the same place and several different kinds of weather come to us, last few days have been like April, which I don't think April itself was this year.
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    Re: Summer - It's Official

    Post by graham64 on Sat Jul 15 2017, 23:58

    @chris c wrote:
    @graham64 wrote:Actually surprising as it may seem we do get better weather here in Lancs than they do in Cumbria the Lake District is a good example of that

    Someone has to! Well everywhere has to really.

    When I was doing distance driving it could involve going through several different kinds of weather just on a single journey. This year we just have to stay in the same place and several different kinds of weather come to us, last few days have been like April, which I don't think April itself was this year.

    I can recall travelling over Shap before the motorway arrived that was were you could get the real extremes of weather.


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    Post by chris c on Mon Jul 17 2017, 23:37

    @graham64 wrote:

    I can recall travelling over Shap before the motorway arrived that was were you could get the real extremes of weather.

    Oh yes, the motorway had arrived by the time I went there though. Used to love the northern end of the M6 and the M62 before it got all busy.

    I remember once walking up a Welsh mountain, and just before we reached the summit a snowstorm came over the top from the next valley.

    We beat a hasty retreat, and partway down we met the snow line, it was quite freaky actually. There was literally a line across the slope, and above it it was snowing, below it had turned to rain. That horrid particularly Welsh type of rain that got inside your clothes no matter what you did. By the time we got back to the car we all weighed about twice what we did when we set off. Another definition of "water weight".
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    Post by chris c on Mon Jul 17 2017, 23:53

    Harvest is continuing, after a fashion. The next farmer over was in the rape. Got all round the edge of the field and stopped, and the engineer came out again. After a while it started raining again and they all drove back to the farm.

    Strange, both combines are New Holland which usually have a good reputation, and both fairly new. A couple of small farms a way away have vintage New Hollands, 40 - 50 years old, which come out and do their thing every year with just the occasional snapped drive belt or broken knife. Not so sure some of the modern ones will last that long.

    Today it was roasting again and he got quite a lot more of the rape in before stopping, maybe it was still a bit damp or not quite ripe yet, sometimes it is shedding at the bottom of the hill and they have stopped part way up and come back maybe as much as a week later to do the top half.

    My thyroid has been playing silly buggers again, after a long period with an average Carbimazole dose of probably 17.5 mg it went off on one and I increased to 30mg, then 40mg for about a week, now it's suddenly shut down and turned me into a zombie again. I'm carefully dropping the dose back, hopefully I can get out further than just around the town/shops tomorrow.

    Fortunately I had sausages, and beef, and liver and bacon, and did I mention the first local RUNNER BEANS? Yum!
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    Re: Summer - It's Official

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jul 18 2017, 22:17

    Sorry your "thyroid has been playing silly buggers again" Chris - hope it sorts itself out soon.

    Hey! You'll be ok with your first lot of "RUNNER BEANS" ... they go so nicely with lamb, sausages, beef, liver, pork, fish ... Enjoy Smile

    ... after a nice dry, warm and sunny day, we now have thunder, lightening, heavy rain and strong wind ... the British summer you never know what to expect!

    All the best Jan
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    Post by chris c on Thu Jul 20 2017, 00:12

    Well the beans didn't take long to disappear, I wonder where they all went (belch)

    Yes that was seriously ungood. I made it round the supermarket without getting too exhausted then walked down to the viewing platform at the Hen Reedbed and sat in the glorious sunshine. Not a great deal to see, just the Usual Suspects, and I was joined by a woman from Essex - the civilised end - and we did a load of reminiscing about how things were and how they have changed.

    In view of the forecast I decided to eat early (sausages and broccoli) and get my head down, and the thunder woke me in the early hours. Unplugged the router and aerials and went and lay down in the downstairs bedroom, well away from metal objects just to be on the safe side while the storm raged. Typical Spanish Plume type storm, it was huge. Absolutely bucketed down with rain and there were huge lightning ground strikes and continuous thunder in all directions and all distances for a few hours, including some very close ones but as far as I can see no houses or trees were hit. It got the power lines a few times though. As often happens there was some pretty bad lightning including multiple strikes on the same point coming out from the tail of the cell.

    Went back to bed for a bit and overslept and failed to get my recycling bin out in time. Oh well I didn't have that much rubbish, it can wait another fortnight.

    The sun dried things out nicely, the rape field was finished and he got quite a way into the next field. I could see several other combines out, kicking up major dust clouds.

    Mr Thyroid seems to have calmed down a lot, I only did 20mg Carbimazole so far, I'll probably do another 10mg before going to bed just to be on the safe side and by tomorrow I should have enough energy back to go round the town and the farm shop, and see if a friend has runners out in his roadside stall yet, and get a walk in somewhere. I still have no clue what sets it off, not diet, not heat, not daylength, not exercise. Theoretically it's autoimmune.
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    Re: Summer - It's Official

    Post by graham64 on Thu Jul 20 2017, 22:18

    We missed all the heavy storms though not far from here there was some flash floods with thunder lightning, after a humid day on Wednesday with sunny spells we did have some overnight rain, today has been a decent day to  sunny


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    Re: Summer - It's Official

    Post by chris c on Sun Jul 23 2017, 00:20

    Yes I worried about you and Derek a bit when I watched the TV news. Lucky you missed them.

    The clouds looked to be breaking the other day so I got my laundry out and my walking boots on. Ten minutes later it started to rain and after a while it was hurling it down again, followed by a triumphant flash of lightning and a big bang.

    Sod it, I thought, they're towels, they're used to being wet, and left them out overnight. By the following day's end they were blow-dried nicely.

    Then I remembered one of those delightfully surreal conversations we sometimes have around these parts - known as talking squit.

    I was in a shop when there was a sudden rain squall.

    "Oh damn! I left my laundry out"

    "I'll put mine out when we get home" said a woman.

    "But it'll be dark!" her husband replied.

    "S'allroit, it's a nightdress!"

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