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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Managed get the girls to nip out for their morning ablutions n a lull , in and out like whippets and surprisingly dry. Then it went dark and now monsoon☔️🌧💦🌪 weather.
Muggings here has to get out and deal with the horses whilst the girls will no doubt be sitting grinning at our misfortune from the safety of the window still . That is if they are not asleep in front the the stove . Confused

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Mine are feeling very short-changed because I have firmly refused to go out in a 76mph gale and driving rain! They keep running in and out shouting something like ''See, it's perfect out here', I think. Very Happy
So, indoors games it is going to have to be for today and possibly tomorrow. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:02 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Yes pretty rough here and I think worse to come, haven't chanced trying a walk and the woofers really don't want to go out there at all! Very sensible as not just gales but rain too, not monsoon yet but has been forcast. Think a fence post might be going, oh flip not again! Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Confused Whoa all you girls, let's be careful out there....down our way it is gusting up in the low 50s, and raining but nothing like you lot up north and further west are getting. LittleTree outside the window is bashing about like a banshee, but so far nothing displaced...just be mindful of not slipping in the mud, or getting blown over in the wind, please?

I dont have animals now, but when I had Betsy ( BeardieBorder ) she would relish this weather - loved to go to the big field behind the church and have her ball-on-a-rope flung for her for ages. She used to laugh and flounce all over in high winds, fur blowing and parting all along her back. Have to admit, it made walking her in inclement weather actually a pleasure as she loved it Smile On the other hand, lucyyorkie HATED weather of any kind and would become even smaller. Her eyes would go round and she would look beseechingly at passers-by, pleading for them to Rescue her from This Horrid Woman Very Happy .

My lovely Jake - big black cat - would sit bolt upright in the rain outdoors in the lane for hours. Motionless. Go figure Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:23 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The wind has now moderated and it is down to just 56mph so, where are my two boys? Correct, outside playing. Very Happy At this moment they are having a truce and are lying down enjoying the rain falling on their backs and the wind blowing any remaining cobwebs out of their fur. Very Happy Having frequently invited them to return indoors and had each invite turned down, I am now going to put my feet up and watch the final of the snooker. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:27 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Very Happy Enjoy.......

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Well I've now found out what was wrong with the fence panel - next doors enormous silver birch has gone down and taken our fence with it!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:14 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Oh gosh Jacquie...hope everything and everyone is okay

Our wind gusts are strenghening down here, and the lights flickered momentarily a little while ago...gusts of up to 60mph, not supposed to get down to the high 40s till round about 8ish tonight.

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OMG Jacquie! I have a silver birch but its not that big. Next door to me there is a very bendy pine that's achieving some crazy angles. The winds are supposed to be in the late 40s but sound much stronger, and we're getting a lot of rain. Can't imagine trying to ride in this and Tracey I don't envy you doing horses in these conditions.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Jacquie glad it didnít fall on the house.

Think our worst is a dead wirlygig. But havenít checked up the fields yet, guess there will be horse fencing to resurrect, think the field shelters are still there. . Girls are unceremoniously kicked out in the lulls then they rush back in to the sofa before their spot goes cold.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:09 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

All's well apart from the fence thanks girls - and then we had a power cut!! Evil or Very Mad Back on now and hoping it stays.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Glad all is well but boo to the power cut....

Our lights are flickering from time to time...........

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Think we've got it comparatively easy here, weatherwise. Still very windy and wet - roll on Spring Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:13 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

all quietened down now looking forward to tomorrow and the snow they are promising us⛄️

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Still windy here but has now moderated to 52mph. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Well another bit of fence went this morning but it seems to be a bit calmer now, yellow weather warning out for wind this afternoon though.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Now itís snowing at home .☃️⛄️☃️

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We are having crazywind again down here - I am keeping a weather eye on the three - yes, THREE - young eucalyptus which live in the garden 10ft away from my livingroom window. Not my garden, I hasten to add. They are bending like chewing gum as the wind bashes them over nearly to 45 degrees....sigh....notoriously shallow rooted, and pining for my livingroom window....

OTHERwise, and despite leaky chimney, all is good here. I am amazed at the lack of damage in the countryside round about. It was scary, yesterday afternoon and night, and I fully expected to see carnage in the fields and lanes.

Keep safe, all of you - we are also expecting snow overnight and into tomorrow Shocked

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Why is it that people will plant large trees so close to (other) peoples dwellings? Our neighbour on the other side to the birch planted a weeping willow almost against our fence and not far from our bungalow! It had to be pollarded a couple of years ago as branches were coming off onto our property. Hopefully it's still young enough to be secure.

Judy I had no idea snow was forcast fo the West Country Shocked

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I had originally thought it was just the one eucalyptus - and seriously, I can watch it grow, it grows that fast - but a friend pointed out the other day that in fact they have planted 3...the other two are a tad younger and have only just started to shoot up.

I have NO idea why they would want to plant so close to our row of cottages, let alone their own house - the third tree is about 3 feet from their back wall. Ironically, they dont know that about 20 years ago the former owners had a girt huge Macrocarpa taken down - it was about 10 feet further away from the cottages, and 5ft from their house - it was so tall that had it come down ( and they are ALso notoriously shallow-rooted ), it would have taken out the windows and three-storey roofs of all four of our cottages. sigh.

Our snow forecast has changed from a bit of sleet in the night, to sleet and snow overnight with temps down to about 2 but feeling like -4... Shocked

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This is us this afternoon.
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Wow Tracey - that came down fast? Keep warm and safe xx

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Blimey Tracey that's quite a lot Shocked

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We currently have 48mph gusts and mega sleet/hail bashing the windows....

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Sounds lovely Judy Laughing

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