Saturday, 25 August 2012

Riddikulus

August Bank Holiday - and I am fed up with being cold.



It's been raining all day, goodness knows how much is in the measuring cones but I'm not going out to check. 


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  1. I could put on a very similar picture Bilbo. It is just as miserable here. My son and his cousin are camping in the Lake District - can't imagine how miserable it must be.

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    1. Morning WoG, hope your son has a better day here today. After rain all night (well, that's what it sounded like),it looks as if we will have a bright and fairly sunny Sunday. Still quite chilly though :{

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  2. Fire? FIRE in August?? My heart goes out to you Brits. Near 90F here and bone dry. It's just not fair! This year's weather is so insane you'd think government was involved....

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    1. Kris, don't worry, governments will be involved soon enough :{ Cereal crops are failing because of too much rain, animal feed will be far more expensive this winter therefore food prices will increase.

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  3. You would guess it was a banl holiday wouldn't you?

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    1. Afraid so, Sue :{

      I feel sorry for anyone who is trying to have a holiday in England before the kids go back to school. 30mm of rain here in the last week, over 4 inches so far this month.

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  4. Brought wood in for a fire yesterday but was warm enough to be without after shivering on Friday night!

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    1. Bet you cave in before the month is out Jill :}

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  5. Oh dear Bilbo, you're in the wrong county if you don't like cold and wet! Just remember, better to be in Cumbria in the rain than anywhere else in the sunshine.

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    1. Cheers CB, I'm definitely in the right county, however I'd just like a small amount of warmth and summer to get me through the other eleven months of the year.

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  6. Unusual for the west to be chillier than the east! I remember leaving a biting easterly wind here one May to being able to eat outside at night in balmy conditions in Eskdale.

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    1. Jill, that's the West Cumbrian micro-climate for you :}

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  7. On a related note, washed the summer 4.5tog duvet yesterday to put away for the winter as it's been so miserably cold and put the 'autumn/spring' 10.5tog jobbie on.

    Kept waking up last night - too dam' hot....

    Actually, it's furiously hot on the South Coast as we speak - if you were in a Previous Life, you would be with suncream and hat, as big sister Helen reports.

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    1. You obviously need a nice patchwork quilt on your bed, one which you can sling on the floor when not needed! Hope Helen is enjoying "her' weather. Whilst I'd like to be warm and dry a little more often, as CB quite rightly says, better to be wet in Cumbria than dry anywhere else :} Spitting with rain again this morning and VERY windy :{

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  8. You can bet your life when you put the 4.5 quilt on for summer it turns cold and when you put the winter quilt the weather warms up! Happens every year! Log burner lit last night Bilbo!

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    1. Jill, sorry to say I told you so, but "I told you so" :}

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  9. Just love that log burner. When we moved into this house we had a full and frank discussion about whether we replaced the living room fire with a gas "pseudo-coal" one or a log burner. We have a gas one. I have to admit that it's easier but I still pine (!) for a log burner. In extremis, I light a fire outdoors and sit in front of that.

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    1. Hi Woody, in our previous house we had a gas fire (although I wanted a 'real one') and it was easy and convenient but that's about it. We installed a wood burner here after felling 48 giant leylandii and realising we had many years worth of firewood laying around the garden. I have to admit that even chopping logs never feels like 'work' and cleaning the stove and relaying it takes less than 5 minutes. Sorry you have to go outside for a real fire :{ I shall think of you next time I light ours.

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  10. Thank you. We were in Norway in the summer (v expensive!) and noted that the outdoor areas of bars and cafes all had rugs and blankets provided, so you could continue to sit outside in inclement weather. A-Ha (musical reference?) I thought. That a damn good idea. I'm looking forward to sitting outside in the snow, swaddled in my blanket, in front of the roaring chiminea!

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    1. Ey up Woody, welcome back from expensive parts. If you're going to be swaddled in a blankie round here you'd better make it a waterproof one!

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