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British Summer

Postby Invicta » Thu May 18, 2017 6:41 pm

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Yesterday, I got out the garden furniture, washed, cleaned and polished it. Fired up my 10 year old Weber gas BBQ, it started first time. All looking good for the visitors we have arriving Friday.
Only one thing wrong, it hasn't stopped raining since 17.00 pm on Wednesday, this after 3 months, no rain and warnings from SE Water about possible drought . We never learn :roll: 8) Ken
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Thu May 18, 2017 8:52 pm

Ken, ye of little faith. It will be fine and the sun will be cracking the flags. :D
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 19, 2017 6:38 am

Not so far Phil, still raining and poor forecast for the weekend. :? Ken
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Re: British Summer

Postby Shelagh » Fri May 19, 2017 7:50 am

Nice and bright here Ken, don't know for how long though..seems we're all at the mercy of global warming, CRAZY scientists not helping; responsible for 'all out assault' on the planet :shock:

Quick google...geoengineeringwatch.org, scientists creating solar screen between sky and earth..resulting in aluminium and other highly toxic metals falling out of the sky..soon have no planet left,,check out the effects of all this meddling, catastrophic!!

Something to chat about at the barbie :(

Hope the sun shines upon Kent very soon, otherwise, macs at the ready :lol:
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 19, 2017 8:27 am

Cheers Shelagh. One thing about the weather, everywhere is so green, something we missed on our travels. Ken
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Thu May 25, 2017 11:39 am

Forecast is for 30C on Saturday 8)
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Re: British Summer

Postby BossHogg » Thu May 25, 2017 6:38 pm

It's been 27 degrees on the M6 in Carlisle today, I've been sweating like a glass blowers backside dashing round in the carriageway dealing with car crashes!
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Re: British Summer

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Fri May 26, 2017 8:44 am

The British summer is a very rare and valued commodity.

Our childhood memories of long hot summers are, like most of our reminisces, very likely exaggerated and the days of swimming nude in the cut, Sundays on Formby shore or New Brighton Baths were almost certainly just odd occasions, as was the much vaunted sunburn.

The smell of the brine on the Mersey was always nicer, and more prominent, on a sunny day.

I would imagine that in these modern days of Earth warming we probably get more sunny days now than we ever did as kids but we all would dearly love to just go back in time to spend just one more sunny day with our long gone pals.

Just a few thoughts brought back by the heading of this thread.
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 9:10 am

I saw my Dermatologist yesterday and he commented on my tan from from our long sea journey. I said I never sunbathed but was exposed when swimming and wearing T shirts & shorts. We always used high factor sunblock and wore hats.
All very good he said but the damage was done when you were a kid on Crosby & Formby beach and swimming bare arsed in the Cut.
Seriously, take care in the Sun wherever you are, the UV rays at this time of the year are very high and remember UV rays are not temperature related, they can harm you in cool , sunny days. 8) Ken
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Re: British Summer

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Fri May 26, 2017 10:43 am

HI KEN.

Your comments on your WC might give an inexperienced cruiser the impression that it was all sunshine??. Maybe you could elaborate and also advise that cruising is great even on rainy or snowy days.

The most beautiful place we ever cruised was the Antarctic but maybe it was helped by the placid sea and glorious weather with 70+ degrees. We also visited the Falklands on that trip and saw the picture postcard penguins everywhere. However, the postcards dont convey the absolute stink from fields full of their droppings.

Another great, and very differemnt memory was seeing the Asian crew frolicking in the snow on deck as they had never seen snow before that.

Maybe its time to initiate a CRUISE thread as there are so many aspects, both good and bad.
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 11:16 am

No snow Ernie and only rain was in Shanghai but that improved things as it washed away some of the smog . K
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Re: British Summer

Postby Sheelagh Tequila » Fri May 26, 2017 1:52 pm

I`ve just come in after a couple of minutes doing a bit of tidying in the garden.......it`s scorching and I love it. The presenter who`s standing in for Billy Butler on Radio Merseyside is playing 60,s and 70,s music (have had a few bops round the kitchen 8) and remembering the summers when me and our Kathleen used to douse ourselves in Olive Oil and sunbathe on the toilet roof :shock:, ....All the family around tomorrow for a BBQ , ...... I`m counting my blessings after all the sad news we`ve had over the last 2 weeks ,

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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 2:25 pm

Posh having Olive oil in those days Sheelagh.
Think we used chip oil, never got a date in Summer for some reason :oops: :roll: K
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Re: British Summer

Postby Patricia » Fri May 26, 2017 2:34 pm

It's great you're having some lovely weather. It's been raining here for the
past several days but to-day the sun is shining with a brilliant blue sky -
nice weather certain improves one's temperament for the better! :D

I frankly cannot remember using anything in order to sunbathe it was
so infrequent that it was hot enough to do so. I do remember a holiday
in the Isle of Man and feeling quite proud returning on the boat with
a slight tan. :D
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Re: British Summer

Postby Bonesy » Fri May 26, 2017 3:32 pm

I have been painting the inside of a conservatory today, got there for 7.00 am by 11.00 it was a horrible 36 degrees, got it done and dusted by 1.30 pm and had a very cold beer when I got home.

Have a nice weekend folks :wink:


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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 3:53 pm

You deserved that beer Cus. Enjoy your weekend.
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Re: British Summer

Postby bjones » Fri May 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Hola amigo. Glad to hear you're enjoying some sunshine Save some for when I get back please! Meanwhile back to my daiquari in the shade. : :D
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 4:34 pm

Buenas Noches, Bee, que tal? 8) K
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Re: British Summer

Postby BossHogg » Fri May 26, 2017 5:18 pm

Muy bien gracias, y tu? :D
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 5:47 pm

Hola Boss. Asi asi, tengo hambre. En una dieta, no cerveza. :cry:
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Fri May 26, 2017 6:05 pm

It's slightly warm in our caravan at Prestatyn :D

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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Fri May 26, 2017 6:10 pm

Sleep under the stars tonight Phil. 8) K
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Re: British Summer

Postby BossHogg » Fri May 26, 2017 6:11 pm

Invicta wrote:Hola Boss. Asi asi, tengo hambre. En una dieta, no cerveza. :cry:

No puedo beber de todos modos, estoy de servicio :(
I've got Mr Hayton at Hillside to thank for the couple of Spanish phrases I know. I learnt more German by living among them for twelve months. ;)
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Re: British Summer

Postby henry » Fri May 26, 2017 7:43 pm

heard its going to be a lousy day tomorrow with torrential downpours in the morning and risks of flooding :(
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Re: British Summer

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Fri May 26, 2017 9:20 pm

Thanks Henry.

I was out in the garden till dark planting bedding out stuff as rain was expected this weekend. Never expected it would be that soon but after all the high temperatures I suppose thunder storms were on the cards.
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Sat May 27, 2017 8:02 am

Thunder & Lightening was our wake up call this morning, freshened everywhere up.
Scuppered a few plans I imagine. :shock: K
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Re: British Summer

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Sat May 27, 2017 9:22 am

No rain in Manchester yet...just a bit of shrapnel reminding me of the blitz but this time it's five miles away rather than the houses opposite us in Bianca Street.

According to Corbyn it's all our own fault, or words to that effect ....tosser.

Just imagine Churchill saying we were losing the war. :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 27, 2017 9:30 am

Duplicated post.
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 27, 2017 9:43 am

Apologies to Ken, for hijacking his thread.

Nothing different than David Cameron saying it six years ago. I don't recall you calling him a tosser then.

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And just to reinforce Tory hypocrisy.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/b ... y-10506835

Don't let Tory lies or bias UK journalism get in the way of your Jeremy bashing though, Ernie.
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Re: British Summer

Postby Ernie Jackson. (Bunty) » Sat May 27, 2017 11:23 am

You cannot differentiate between Political parties on hypocrisy as it is a well known fact that it is part and parcel of being a Politician. Anyone, at any time, can criticise hypocrisy in politics at any given time in history. They are politicians and that is what they do.

Generally the hierarchy in politics have chosen that occupation at an early stage in their studies. Great pay and a nice stepping stone to many perks in later life. .

My point is that NO politician, particularly British, should announce that we have lost the war. We have never done that and don't do that. We are Bulldog breed which I am very proud of. Even as a child I experienced it in the early forties when we were on our knees We never waivered then and it may take a long time to beat the terrorist and I hope we will never waiver now..
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 27, 2017 1:07 pm

I'm sure Nye Bevan, Anthony Wedgwood-Benn and many other honest politicians, would disagree with your slur on their profession. If you cannot differentiate between a politician who stands for the common good, and one who is out to line their own pockets, well you may as well brand them as "tossers" as well.

Could you provide written evidence, where Mr Corbyn stated that Britain was losing the war on terrorism please? I've just read his speech from the other day, i must have missed that part, or maybe the Daily Mirror is so bias, it was omitted.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/r ... l-10504578
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Re: British Summer

Postby BossHogg » Sat May 27, 2017 2:48 pm

I don't see what politics has got to do with a bright summery topic, the forthcoming thunderstorm should be the only thing darkening this subject! :D
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Sat May 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Spot on Boss, not sure how it got to politics. :wink: K
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Re: British Summer

Postby filsgreen » Sat May 27, 2017 3:27 pm

I apologise once more Ken. :oops: The weather here in Prestatyn is certainly putting a damper on my birthday celebrations. It's trying it's best to rain.
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Re: British Summer

Postby Invicta » Sat May 27, 2017 3:50 pm

Happy Birthday Phil, enjoy your break.
After the thunderstorm this morning we have had a bright but very breezy day, much cooler 23C.
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