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Archive for September, 2010

A Week in Sunny England

I have to say, I’ve feared the worst, coming back from wonderful weather in Spain to the rubbish everyone had told me to expect in the UK. Well, I don’t know what happened but the weather’s been just fine since we returned. I got one day in the Northeast and it was off to Holmes Chapel – Cranage Hall to be exact – and if you ever want a nice stopover down that way it’s well worth looking into – lovely grounds – nice LARGE hotel. I’ve just come back this afternoon from there – and all the time we were in Holmes Chapel the weather was excellent (for the UK) and now I’m back home it STILL looks OK.

The forecast says it’s likely to be sunny and warm(ish) again tomorrow – which is nice as I have a spot of work to do on our properly in Bellingham and then a meeting at home later on. Nice to know it’s not going to pour down – though the forecast again does not look that good for later in the week.

The Return to Blighty

I should say I am pleasantly surprised, I was thoroughly expecting rain and snow – and it’s been sunny all day (Wednesday), sunny enough, in fact to continue wearing shorts as I’ve been doing for the last 5 weeks – but only just… and of course typical of the Northeast, as the sun goes down, the chill sets in.

Tomorrow begins another series of time-consuming meetings which stop me from actually doing the job… but at least they’re all over in one 4-day batch. My very expensive car after 5 weeks of sitting in the driveway was only one step removed from a brick this morning. Had to borrow friend Chris’s jump-leads to give it enough power to turn the starter. Second and last Merc for me, next time it’s a Volvo. I’ve extended my October stay in Spain to 2 weeks – I know it’ll not be super warm but at least there’s a good chance it’ll be sunny for more than a day. I know where I’d rather be but for now it’s back to life “as normal”. Bought a video lead for the iPhone from Tesco – and guess what – it doesn’t work with the iPad. I did think of asking the assistant in Tescos for one brief second, then sensibly dismissed the thought. That’s it really, nothing special to say…