Saturday, 7 November 2015

Warm November days and other notes from the diary

This was the time this morning when I took this photo of our thermometer on the outside of the kitchen window.
It's not very clear as the weather was so dull but it says16℃ that's 61F  at 8am on the 7th November, No wonder I'm hot all the time.
With Col not A1 I've been getting up and leaving him in bed, doing a quick 20 minute walk up and down the road, collecting a wheelbarrow full of wood from the shed on the way back in and then lighting the kitchen Rayburn, by which time I'm HOT. I don't like it this mild when you need a coat because it's drizzly and,  as the rather rude Kathy Burke said on Not The Nine O'Clock News last night, " I need a cool breeze up me ****** at my age!"

Yesterday we had some heavy rain again, for about the 4th day in a row. We'd decided to go and look at a couple of empty houses just down the road in our local town, booked up before the edge of Ipswich idea. Anyway we went and looked, one had had the garden chopped off the back for no apparent reason and the other needed too much work.Now we've gone off the idea of staying in this bit of Suffolk we're going to go and look at a few more empty properties near Ipswich next week. We are hoping to make a short chain by moving into something empty.

The rain started this morning not long after I'd got back from my walk so it was out into the poly-tunnel for more clearing and then we'll probably do a bit more woodcutting.

As well as the second Hugh FW programme on Monday there is also something on about Aldi on Channel 4 at 8pm which might be interesting. Tennis was on TV this time last year but I've searched through the listings and can't find it but there is some snooker on tonight. We are both enthusiastic armchair sports watchers!

Thanks for the comments yesterday, I shall pop over to finish replying to them. Also welcome to new followers numbers seem to have jumped by 3 without me realising. Hello and I hope you enjoy reading.

The 7th money saving tip from the 2013 list was - Christmas is the same day every year so don't get caught out and have to run up debts to fund the extra shopping - Start in the January sales!

Back Tomorrow
Sue

17 comments:

  1. I was sorry to hear about more health problems with Col - prayers that they are sorted quickly.

    You could do a lot worse than buying a property in the Kesgrave area. You can still find properties with a good size garden. Public transport is very good. It has grown up since I last lived in the area. You might have a look in the Trimley St. Mary area - very convenient to both Felixstowe and Ipswich. There is a train that runs into Ipswich along with the bus.

    Like you it doesn't take me long to feel hot - I often take my jacket off and tie it around my waist when walking.

    Take care and I wish you both well.

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    1. There are lots of older houses and bungalows in Kesgrave and Rushmere with really big gardens and all the convenience of being withing walking distance of shops and bus stop. The Trimleys we are not so keen on as some parts are too close to the noisy A14 and not really town or village.
      Thank you for the good wishes

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  2. I thought the very same thing last night. I post my magazines in my neighbours door, and as I walked out of my front door warmth hit me. I've been very irritated with the weather people calling November 'hot' but it's certainly much warmer than normal. I don't like it! I want snow! ;o)

    Thanks for your comment. The tray is from Asda, and cost £8. Really good price, when I was hunting for just a plain wooden tray earlier in the year, and Asda no longer had them on the shelf, the cheapest I could find cost around £35! Oh no. Not for a wooden one. That's why I went for the mirrored one in the end, if it was going to cost a bit I was going to get a pretty blinging one for the sort of money! As soon as I saw the wooden ones back in, I decided to get it anyway. It's really nice. You will be pleased :O)

    Hope you find an empty house with little or no chain. xx

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    1. £35 for a tray - good grief.£8 is better I expect mine came from a car boot!

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  3. Ooh thanks for the tip off about the Aldi programme. I shall definitely watch that as I am in the process of drafting a blog post about their cycling clothiing. So warm here too - we have not had our woodburner lit for ages, and I tend to let the Rayburn virtually burn itself out during the day.

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    1. Yes, we are only lighting the Rayburn for a while just to heat the water and take the damp feeling - because of so much rain- off the house in the mornings.

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  4. Yes it is mild. But I'm a cold mortal most of the time. I think its due to my body clock being shot bring a shift worker.

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    1. Only 12 months to survive and you will be able to sleep at the right times

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  5. Goid luck with your house hunting and to Col with his health. I think thise of us raised before central heating definitely feel warmer than younger folk. When I was in the hairdressers on Thursday all the young staff were complaining about how cold it was-i was wearing a short sleeved top at the time! And I thought it was far too warm in there. Weather here in Scotland is very wet so DH is making soup and I am prepping a craft class for no pay, no expenses and no budget!! I'm daft-I know. Catriona caravanner

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  6. It might be the atp tennis in London you are thinking off which starts the 15th November and should be on tv.

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  7. Good luck with the house hunting, exciting times for you, x

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  8. It's too bloody warm! I admit I'm carrying extra cladding but I do not like this warm wet weather! Saving £££ on my heating though!

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  9. Your weather sounds very similar to here - proper bug growing weather in my opinion - I shall be glad when it gets to be normal November. Pouring with rain as I write.

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  10. Yes that's one benefit of the warmer weather. I haven't had to run my heating on at all yet which is unusual, but very welcome. The longer it can stay off the better as far as I'm concerned! Maybe December will bring snow?

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  11. Yes it is unusually warm for a week into November. My white Hydrangea has just started to flower again, and the dog roses and rosehips are vying to be the prettiest colours on the same bush.

    We need a short sharp frost to turn everything off, kill some of the bugs that don't know whether they are coming or going and make it feel like the time of year it actually is.

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  12. It never ceases to amaze me that people get caught out by the arrival of Christmas every year, like you pointed out its on the same day every year so should not come as surprise, good luck with the house hunting :-)

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  13. Such a true comment about Christmas! Hope that the house hunting goes well. xx

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