BBQ & summer heatwave chat 2012

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Spring's here so heres the summer weather chat thread :D
 

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That, young Sir, is tempting fate.

I asked SWMBO if I should dig the Garden Parasol out of the shed this afternoon and was reminded that such derring-do normally induces gales and torrential rain.
 

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...Hmmm...
Not sure we should be celebrating summers arrival just yet ...
If memory serves ..its about this time of year that those damned westerlies push much loved dishes off course ..and even face down into the dirt..
Fingers crossed ..this year will be different ..it being the peak of the 11 year cycle.
..but ya just never know.
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On a different note ..
Just watched Orbit on the beeb ..
Perhaps we should all chip in for our own sat dot co dot uk ...personal cube sat..
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Now ..lets start planning wot we want on board...
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Analoguesat said:
Spring's here so heres the summer weather chat thread :D

Ah, the heady aroma of charred beefburgers wafting through the neighbourhood is nearly upon us...

BTW, we don't call them BBQ's down here, mate - 'dining out al fresco' if you please :p
 

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Beautiful clear night here as I suspect it is everywhere ..
Took the time to take a look at the heavens ...
..approx 8:30 ...a cracking line up ...more or less ...
Venus Jupiter...and good old luna ..in perfect cresent ..
Sadly new street lights prevented a good photo...but still a sight worth seeing.
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Its been a glorious day up here - the Scottish March temperature record was broken up in Aberdeenshire, and whilst working on OH's allotment this afternoon I got so warm I took my tshirt off. That doesnt happen very often in March - the site is exposed and bleak and in March its normally fleecy coat and gloves required up there.

We had a lovely low and slow pass from a Hercules transport plane as well whilst we were up there which was a lovely sight.
 

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20 flippin' degrees in March??? The world is definitely coming to an end this year, ain't it? :eek:
 

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Llew said:
- 'dining out al fresco' if you please :p

'It's nice out'

'Yes, I think I'll get mine out as well'.
 

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At the rugby I burnt my face slightly yesterday as it was roasting no covered parts to stand under yet.

With the weather being nice at the minute, best get dish realigning done.
 

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Ah, yes, wod : Spot of diccifulty with AB7 IIRC ?

Easy-peasy!
 

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Llew said:
....'dining out al fresco' if you please :p

Didn't that used to be called a 'picnic'?

Just been into town to peruse the shelves at Lidl's (didn't buy anything, just looked at the shelves) and the thermometer outside the chemists showed 22.7°C. Must be warm as I've allowed the fire in the Rayburn to go out.
 

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Just touching 20C here.

Going to see if I can manage a short walk after my NHS mini-break last week.
 

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Well I managed half a mile down the lane (and return) and have discovered a problem with this heat and the alleged drought ...... each time a vehicle went by, clouds of dust were being thrown up and hanging in the air. Bits flicking into my eyes etc. Not clever.
 

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Tivù said:
Ah, yes, wod : Spot of diccifulty with AB7 IIRC ?

Easy-peasy!

Yes with the meter I have but need to buy a ladder first before any fiddling on the roof.
 

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Sorry, forgot about the height issue!

I'm hoping to get rid of some hedging that restricts the ends of my visible arc from the patio mount, subject to neighbours agreement. They like chopping things down, so I have a fighting chance.
 

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Just driven down the front from St Annes back to Cleveleys, the sun is cracking the flags, (where there are some left) I have never seen as many people in Blackpool walking on the prom for many many years, it seems all the pensioners in Lancashire have come to Blackpool for the day, traffic was murder and my mum has burnt her forehead.
 

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wod said:
.....need to buy a ladder first before any fiddling on the roof.

if you were a rich man too.....
 

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The Scottish March temeprature record was broken for the second afternoon running today. 22.9C at Aboyne up in Aberdeenshire!

-http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-17512701


The average daytime temperature for March is usually about 10C. :D
 

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Another lovely day here so I decided to clean out the Rayburn which has been lit 24/7 since the 18th of October until yesterday. Thankfully the fire dogs (riddling bars) that I replaced last summer seem to have been better castings than the original ones. No breakages or warping. I estimate I have about 300kg of anthracite left of the 2000kg I bought for €1000. I don't think that's too bad for something that heats the kitchen and to an extent the ground floor, heats four radiators plus a towel rail on the first floor and that I can cook on.
 

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No, not bad at all ........... glad your new bits are bearing up: My neighbour has a range and he seems to be forever getting bits repaired or fabricated.

V.hot here also right now - I am going to tempt fate and get my hair pruned to Number Two this afternoon. No doubt that will be equivalent to a Rain Dance!
 
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