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Scorchio...
« on: 04 July, 2013, 09:28:35 pm »


 ;)

What's happening, there's actually a stretch of fine weather coming up...    :thumbsup:      BBQ July?
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #1 on: 04 July, 2013, 09:34:40 pm »
There was a report on PM on Radio 4 tonight about this. Apparently, it's called "Summer".

(It was very funny. They had a mock expert explaining how people would start wearing things called 'short sleeved shirts', and we mustn't look directly at the sun...).
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« Reply #2 on: 04 July, 2013, 09:35:56 pm »
Actually, Manchester had a stretch of nice weather a few weeks back, which coincided, unbelievably, with my week off staying over there.
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« Reply #3 on: 04 July, 2013, 09:44:26 pm »
There was a report on PM on Radio 4 tonight about this. Apparently, it's called "Summer".

(It was very funny. They had a mock expert explaining how people would start wearing things called 'short sleeved shirts', and we mustn't look directly at the sun...).

 :)    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01cb49l
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #4 on: 04 July, 2013, 09:49:57 pm »
Ah, it's going to be sunny next week. I predict this to last until Friday when it will turn to shit in readiness for my first 600k audax  ::-)
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« Reply #5 on: 04 July, 2013, 10:10:04 pm »
I've been saying for almost a year that the blocking-high jetstream-meander pattern must, eventually, park some nice weather on us.  Such a pattern's currently in force. 

Sun oil and short shorts, folks, it's bright red brit time!
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #6 on: 05 July, 2013, 06:31:01 am »
I thought Benson was always about -20 at night.

The unfortunate metaphor in our house, stolen from an genuine Richer Sounds advert in "Viz", is "(Our Prices Are) Hotter Than Satan's Bollocks".
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #7 on: 06 July, 2013, 08:24:11 am »
If at home, remember to open all the windows now before it gets hot, then when the sun hits and temp rises - close the windows and curtains on the sun facing side...   My strategy anyway.

Mind you it's hardly Deth Valley temps is it?   ;)
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« Reply #8 on: 06 July, 2013, 09:32:07 am »
How hot was it yesterday?
Hot enough that the rubber hood on my rh STI deformed (the bike was in direct sunlight all day) and now won't engage with the lever  :o Replacement ordered from SJS.

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« Reply #9 on: 06 July, 2013, 10:46:03 am »
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« Reply #10 on: 07 July, 2013, 01:27:44 pm »
28C  out, 24C indoors.    :)  I'm dismantling a shed atm.

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« Reply #11 on: 07 July, 2013, 02:37:00 pm »
29C out, 25C indoors downstairs, 28C indoors upstairs.  Too stuffy to close the windows.

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« Reply #12 on: 07 July, 2013, 02:45:00 pm »
Cooler and less polleny inside than out at the moment, so flicking between the tennis and the cycling.

The forecast seems good all next week achoo too
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« Reply #13 on: 07 July, 2013, 03:18:49 pm »
One person do the its hotter than x comparison will get a slap.

So complain of snow, complain of heat....

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« Reply #14 on: 07 July, 2013, 03:28:27 pm »
Nutty has probably melted by now.  Or burst into flames.
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« Reply #15 on: 07 July, 2013, 03:28:58 pm »
What fettling task has those consequences ???
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« Reply #16 on: 07 July, 2013, 03:32:25 pm »
It's on days like this that I simply can't imagine life without a beach at the end of the garden.

Cycled en famille for lunch on the beach. Homegrown new potatoes & salmon. A quick dip. A bit of sunburn and a bit of reading. Now settled in to watch the tennis.

Life is good today.

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« Reply #17 on: 07 July, 2013, 03:36:11 pm »
What fettling task has those consequences ???

Innumerable.   But I think nutty starts worrying about heatstroke once the temperature goes into double digits.
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« Reply #18 on: 07 July, 2013, 04:19:46 pm »
One person do the its hotter than x comparison will get a slap.

So complain of snow, complain of heat....

I very rarely complain of snow or cold, because I can choose to stay in, or wrap up warm and keep moving if I have to be out, which I do at work, come rain, come shine, come blizzard. I complain of heat because short of taking my skin off, there's not much more I can do to cope.

It's a hot day for doing DIY in an attic conversion. Guess what we're doing.

Still, at least one of the tasks is inserting an extra window which has helped a bit. But my brain has still melted to the extent that I couldn't simultaneously hold a batten in place, make a measurement, subtract 2mm from it and then write it down (repeat 13 times). MFWHTBAB had to hold the batten and do the writing down, while all available brain power was diverted to the "Subtract 2mm" function.
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« Reply #19 on: 07 July, 2013, 04:26:40 pm »
Why not just write them down and then take the 2mm off later? One fewer thing to do at once :)
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« Reply #20 on: 07 July, 2013, 04:47:39 pm »
29C out 24.5C in.

mini ao has just got back from DoE walking expedition 32km, with 30lb rucksack!
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« Reply #21 on: 07 July, 2013, 04:50:45 pm »
No idea what the temperature is but we had our first BBQ of the year. Lovely lovely. Especially as I was in the shade of the garden wall whilst the other half was basking on the sunlounger. I don't like it that hot so the shade was good.
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Re: Scorchio...
« Reply #22 on: 07 July, 2013, 06:13:53 pm »
I have been eating salad. This is Not Common.
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« Reply #23 on: 07 July, 2013, 06:54:58 pm »
Why not just write them down and then take the 2mm off later? One fewer thing to do at once :)

I could barely even manage that. My multitasking centre had gone offline. Just reading the tape was a challenge.

Still, there are more tiles applied. 28 more to do on the outer edges of the shower, plus a few odd shapes to cut to accommodate the curving roof.

Meanwhile, MFWHTBAB is doing battle with a velux window....

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« Reply #24 on: 07 July, 2013, 08:47:20 pm »
29 out.  For some reason, went for a ride!  Sweated so much I came home with a family of otters playing in my runoff.
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