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Hope you are all ok?!

Post by LadyA » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:52 am

We got hit by Storm Callum on Friday night, but I see on the news that, although the West of Ireland got the worst of it here, it still wasn't nearly as badly hit as parts of the UK were when it reached you!

Hope everyone on poultrykeeper is ok, and that no one has suffered too much damage. xx
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Post by Marigold » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:02 pm

Some much-needed lovely rain here, nearly two inches, in Hampshire - has interrupted a paving project, but has made me take a morning indoors, cleaning the house properly after several weeks' hard work in the garden. Might even tackle the ironing this afternoon.
And I got lawn fertiliser down before it started, now well washed in and safe for Poppy's paws.

I was driving yesterday, windy day, and I saw something in the road, a black solid- looking object, about 2 ft. long. First I thought it was an old log - then I interpreted it as a dead cat with the curve of its back towards me - then for an even more horrific moment it looked more like a leg, in black trousers - by then, I was upon it, and saw that actually it was a bundle of black plastic. Whew!
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Post by chrismahon » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:46 pm

Just got our Mac back from repair- needed an upgrade and a new battery. Have had just 30mm of rain here in 4 months and are waiting for the storms and heavy rain this afternoon or evening. Fertiliser put down all over the place waiting to get washed in, particularly on the now brown new grass which will hopefully become a chicken enclosure over Winter. The ground remains far too hard to dig in posts at the moment.

See Portugal has had a very bad time. It's been a funny year here, especially yesterday which saw new record temperatures for October set all over France. Protests today over global warming, although we'd be happy for a warm Winter as fuel oil prices are up over 30% from last year- in fact everything has gone up dramatically and France is certainly no longer a cheap place to live!
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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm

Glad everyone is ok, especially the parts of Wales and Portugal that have suffered with various weather systems
Weird weather in the South East, hot with a warm wind, rather like being in a thermal wind tunnel. The promised downpour all day today has seen patchy light rain on and off.
Glad it was only a plastic bag Marigold. OH has walked the lane this morning and came back with a bagful of rubbish thrown from cars, said she does wonder when she sees a tied bag as to what is in it.
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Post by Tweetypie » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:25 pm

Ok in Notts. Was very windy on Friday, beautiful yesterday and rain all day today, so far. Pleased nobody suffering from the storms.
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Post by Hen-Gen » Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:18 pm

Storms! What storms? 🤭🤭🤭
(17.20 hours, sun shining, G and T waiting).
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Post by LadyA » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Hen-Gen wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:18 pm
Storms! What storms? 🤭🤭🤭
(17.20 hours, sun shining, G and T waiting).
Was gorgeous here today too! But I understand parts of Wales has taken a right hammering, and a couple of people died in the storms.
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Post by bigyetiman » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Enjoy the G & T Hen -Gen. Glad you have sunshine. You have had quite a bit of dodgy weather recently.
There is no truth in the rumour that Margaid, Marigold and I have visited Wales which is the reason for the right downpour they got. Ex PP members will remember no doubt us all planning to meet at Glaslyn only to be thwarted by flooding
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Post by Marigold » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:22 pm

We did have an interesting day together, though, and it did clear up in the afternoon. It was nice to know what you all look like, and I hope more of us can meet up someday.
There used to be a section on PP Forum where people posted photos of themselves. Would anyone else be willing/interested, if we started that thread on here?
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Post by Margaid » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:06 am

bigyetiman wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:49 pm
There is no truth in the rumour that Margaid, Marigold and I have visited Wales which is the reason for the right downpour they got. Ex PP members will remember no doubt us all planning to meet at Glaslyn only to be thwarted by flooding
Oops, sorry, I was in Sennybridge last Saturday. Have had a fair soaking in Shropshire both Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. By 3 pm it was clearing up nicely and as a result is much colder tonight.
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