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Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Post by Gromit » 25 Apr 2012, 14:18

Horrendous here in mid Lincs, Dave - deep standing water on the A17 near Sleaford. As usual though, people driving around like it's a sunny day. :roll:
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Post by Gill the Piano » 25 Apr 2012, 16:05

Pouring. No! Sunny! No, pouring again. Now it's stopped...sleet!
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Post by gizzy » 25 Apr 2012, 22:07

"Well I feel like Buddy Holly 'cause it's Raining In My Heart
All the sad songs take me back to you now that we are apart." (Mike Batt)

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Post by Gill the Piano » 26 Apr 2012, 18:35

Pimply sissing down here...
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Post by OneHandOnly » 26 Apr 2012, 19:14

Just cooled down to a more manageable 21c but it is 8pm.The only water i hear or see is the lovely fountains and the waves lapping the beach 8) .
Missing my kawai but not the rain :lol:

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Post by Nutroast » 27 Apr 2012, 09:30

OHO, thanks for sending me to dreamland!

We've got ponds where we've never had ponds before. The river's burst its banks and flooded what its supposed to flood.... drum roll.... the flood plain. I saw an egret there while walking the pooch yesterday.

We have four 1500 litre water tanks that were nearly empty that are now full again, so free water for the polytunnel. The leeks are thriving, the wheat is growing fast but I think the spuds have rotted, we haven't got a single one. Win some lose some I suppose.

I'm desperate to feel warm again! No wonder the swallows are staying away.

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Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Post by gizzy » 27 Apr 2012, 15:49

It's absolutely PERSISTING down here in Cambridge. I've just sent a poor little boy out in it to cycle home while I sit here in my slippers to feel warm. Wallowing in guilt :(

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Post by Blodwen » 29 Apr 2012, 11:10

Shocking in Swansea, belting down with strong winds!! Ah well! A day in cleaning and ironing for me lol!

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Post by Feg » 29 Apr 2012, 11:28

gizzy wrote:It's absolutely PERSISTING down here in Cambridge. I've just sent a poor little boy out in it to cycle home while I sit here in my slippers to feel warm. Wallowing in guilt :(

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I know a piano tuner in Cherry Hinton :)

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Post by gizzy » 29 Apr 2012, 11:58

Feg wrote: I know a piano tuner in Cherry Hinton :)
Really? I wonder if it's the one I have or had. My last tuner died on me (well, not exactly "on" me :lol: that would have been a really peculiar session!) and I had a letter from the local music shop on the morning of the day I was about to ring him to come and do it again (tune the piano, not die... :roll: stop it, Giz!) and they sent someone else who had been his work partner for years. The one who died was called Kim Norton, lovely guy - not him, then?

If it's someone else, could you PM me with the name? as I always like to keep my options open

And for about the twelfth day in succession it's pouring out there. Very dispiriting. Shall have to make jokes or something

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Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Post by gizzy » 29 Apr 2012, 20:45

Weather forecast says sunny tomorrow. And unrelenting rain on Tuesday.
I'm beginning to think I can't take much more of this :(

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Post by Gill the Piano » 30 Apr 2012, 16:45

Been sunshiny all day today; I had to use my sunglasses as I wasn't used to it!
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Post by gizzy » 01 May 2012, 00:03

Thunderstorm and heavy rain here, started around 11pm

Feel like it's raining inside and outside of me right at the moment :cry:

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Post by gizzy » 01 May 2012, 13:12

Rained all morning here AGAIN.
I wonder if it's really happening or if it's just all round me. Missing somebody dreadfully (gone to earth again) :cry: Pass along please, nothing to see.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 01 May 2012, 20:17

Still naffing down in the Thames valley - Long Suffering Eric says he's going brown with rust, not suntan. Still, he bogs off to Greece soon to burn his bits; that'll cheer him up...
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Post by gizzy » 01 May 2012, 20:51

Gill the Piano wrote: Long Suffering Eric
Amazing how much difference a hyphen or lack of same can make (but I guess you meant it!)
Thaks, Gill, you've cheered me up somewhat :lol:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 02 May 2012, 15:47

With or without a hyphen; it's all true! :D
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Post by gizzy » 02 May 2012, 22:14

Raining in Cherry Hinton. <yawn> :roll:

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Post by gizzy » 03 May 2012, 14:46

Cambridge 2:45pm

Give you one guess. Out to paddle to the polling station and post my TG exam entries

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Post by Feg » 03 May 2012, 15:30

Sshhhhhh..........we have glorious sunshine.........

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Post by gizzy » 03 May 2012, 21:52

It is are not raining here also (at long last)

5 day forecast says a little soupcon on Friday night and then all Monday afternoon

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Post by gizzy » 05 May 2012, 11:01

SUNSHINE! :) :) :) :) :)

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Post by Gill the Piano » 05 May 2012, 19:16

Easier to find the notes when they're at eye level, innit? :D
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Post by gizzy » 05 May 2012, 21:03

Gill the Piano wrote:Easier to find the notes when they're at eye level, innit? :D
But then my hands would be around the level of my chin.

When my eyesight, which is ****** at best, was at its worst, I couldn't tell sharps and flats from fingerings in some light unless I really leaned forwards. And that casued problems. You see, like most women, I have a chest. And in order to see the notes, my chest was resting on my hands and I couldn't move them :lol:

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Post by Gill the Piano » 06 May 2012, 13:39

Lucky you didn't play the piano accordion then. I fail to see how any (real) woman could play one without dreadful injury...
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Post by gizzy » 06 May 2012, 14:15

My dad used to play one of those upside down

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Post by Gill the Piano » 06 May 2012, 20:37

Australian, was he?
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Post by gizzy » 06 May 2012, 20:45

He'd never mentioned being. He was left-handed, though.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 07 May 2012, 16:33

Ah well, that'd do it...
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Post by gizzy » 07 May 2012, 19:10

It certainly helped when he fell downstairs in the middle of the night when I was 10 and broke his right arm rather noisily (landed on flagstones, eek :o ). At the time he was the organist of St John's in Glastonbury (4 manual instrument) and although obviously he missed one week, the next Sunday he was back at the organ playing with one hand, two feet and loads of couplers.

It's been raining again

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Post by Gill the Piano » 08 May 2012, 16:54

I can't do the feet; not because of problems with the schizophrenic aspect of splitting brain between hands/feet, but because I get out of breath!
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Post by gizzy » 08 May 2012, 18:12

I never really managed the feet either, and used the excuse that I was too short to reach the pedals properly, but I do know some quite young kids can do it and some short adults. I think it was mainly practice. Lack of. I think I played Jerusalem once with pedals, and I could manage the Twister-like legato fingering. I haven't played an organ in chirch for years now, though.

Bright and sunny in Cherry Hinton today :D

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Post by Gill the Piano » 09 May 2012, 16:35

I've got to play Jerusalem on Saturday for a wedding. I may need class A drugs for it...
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Post by gizzy » 09 May 2012, 17:59

Gill the Piano wrote:I've got to play Jerusalem on Saturday for a wedding. I may need class A drugs for it...
"I shall not cease from mental fight,
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand"
:twisted:
Very appropriate :D

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Post by Gill the Piano » 10 May 2012, 17:42

It's a funny old do; it's at 6pm! I spose I ought to charge overtime, but it's only a blessing. If I play fast it'll all be over in 20 minutes... :twisted:
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Post by gizzy » 14 May 2012, 18:45

I spy with my little eye, something beginning with R

again

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Post by Gill the Piano » 14 May 2012, 22:10

Rhinitis? Retina? Raffle ticket? Rasputin? Ragbag? Rent book? Armpit?
Give up...
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Post by gizzy » 15 May 2012, 23:31

Gill the Piano wrote:Rhinitis? Retina? Raffle ticket? Rasputin? Ragbag? Rent book? Armpit?
Give up...
Rumplestiltskin...

Thunder and hailstones at 2.30 this afternoon. Five day forecast says dry dry dry dry and dry. Sunny by day and moony by night. (Just about sums me up) :)

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Post by Gill the Piano » 22 May 2012, 17:58

Well it's boiling here now.
Gill, under a rock until it gets dark...
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Post by gizzy » 03 Jun 2012, 10:48

SIXTY YEARS OF REIGN!!!
:D :D :D :D :D
I was in THE London (as my daughter who works there proudly calls it) yesterday on the south bank. The Eye was all decked out in its red white and blue lights at night. Looked great.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 03 Jun 2012, 20:08

We've just been to a sub aqua barbecue. Interesting...
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Post by gizzy » 03 Jun 2012, 21:57

Wasn't it difficult to light? :D

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Post by Gill the Piano » 04 Jun 2012, 18:00

We (sensibly) decamped straight to the warm, dry kitchen. I've never seen the point of barbecues anyway; I can do meat with charred outsides and raw innards without dragging everything into the garden to do it. I often wonder why these affairs are conducted a matter of feet from a fully-functioning kitchen.
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Post by gizzy » 04 Jun 2012, 20:09

I think it's a Man Thng :lol:

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Post by robjohnson » 05 Jun 2012, 23:42

Haha, a man thing having to do with the weather? Yeah sure thing it is.
There used to be a time and a half.

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Post by Gill the Piano » 06 Jun 2012, 17:09

No, a Man Thing about playing with fire! :lol: We have a real fire and whenever men come round they always want to put a log on/poke the fire (NOT a euphemism)/ put some coal on.
My mum always said if you played with fire you'd wet the bed...!
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Post by gizzy » 06 Jun 2012, 23:23

Gill the Piano wrote: My mum always said if you played with fire you'd wet the bed...!
Now, I hadn't heard that one.
Daughter#1 went through a pyromaniac phase. She was the one who used to wet the bed (a bit) when she and her sister were in bunks. Being the bigger one, she was in the top bunk. And the answer is yes :wink: poor little #2 frequently woke up under a slightly damp and smelly duvet.

However, I think the playing-with-matches phase (once she managed to melt a big hole in an acrylic carpet) was when she was about 10, which would have been a good 6-7 years later. It was probably a step on to her first career in analytical chemistry. So maybe it worked the other way round with her.

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Post by gizzy » 07 Jul 2012, 10:59

All is revealed. All these floods and torrential rain are caused by gay people

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... shops.html#

It was in the paper, so it has to be true :D

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Post by Gill the Piano » 07 Jul 2012, 17:18

More likely to be bankers and politicians if you ask me - they've done far more to enrage God! And me, come to that... :shock:
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Post by dave brum » 07 Jun 2014, 12:24

Dull, dull, dull again in England's wet and sodden land. Yet another fortnight's worth of rain in one morning. But thankfully not cold!
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