A Warm welcome to new follower Alexandra and also to Janice on Blog Lovin. Nice to see you here.
So what have you done to the weather?!
Today our little Civic Society hosted the regional Get Together. We met at our remaining ( don't get me started!) pub. Had a meeting, then lunch and then a walk around our places of historic interest. Half way round the sky went black, there was an almighty clap of thunder and for the next few minutes the thunder and lightening was spectacularly close while several tons of hail battered us to the ground. We beat a hasty retreat back to the pub where, fortunately, the member who was leading the tour was able to present his "Virtual Tour" onto a screen.
SimpleSuffolkSmallholder says in her post today that it is St Paul's Day and that tells us that whatever the weather is today fortells what the farming year will be. Similar to St Swithins only for the whole year not just a few weeks. Crikey ! I'm glad I don't believe in such nonsense or I would be throwing myself off the nearest bridge.
The campaign to get D. to part with his stove and reinstate it in the kitchen, has gathered some momentum with support from my daughters. D. says he feels "got at" really?! tee hee. If you feel in the least bit sorry for him, Don't, as he can well hold his own.
We have found a few possibles for the lounge stove though, so that is hopeful. One that we like has a plate especially to cook on... Oh yes! that's the one for me!
Looking at the paper there is absolutely nothing on the television tonight, so I will watch a programme we recorded a week or two ago. It is the history of Still Life painting, starting with Caravaggio, and looks to be rather good apart from the silly title, "Apples, Pears and Paint" which would be enough to put anyone off.
Tomorrow the girls and their offspring will be here for tea. it is D's birthday on Monday, so I will have to rustle a cake together or our youngest granddaughter will be upset on her grandad's behalf ( He wouldn't mind) Between ourselves he is 69 this time. Poor old thing!
Had a rather unusual tea tonight. I did jacket potatoes with... brie, egg, onions a la greque with bacon and beetroot. Yes I know it is a weird combination, but all part of us using everything up and very tasty it was too.
It is still raining a bit here. Hope those of you in the UK that are flooded will get relief soon and those of you in the USA who are freezing can keep warm. So far we in the UK Midlands have been pretty lucky with our weather.
All for now
PS I wrote that just after tea. It is now 18.15hrs and the thunder and lightening are back with torrential rain! As I said at the beginning of this post... What have you done to the weather?!