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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are,
That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm.

Actually that's enough of King Lear. I'm not naked, in fact I wore my new frock to work today (it's now officially an almost-new frock cos I've worn it eight times) but the weather makes it seem so. Amazing the way the wind whips round your nether regions when you're wearing a frock.

Have I mentioned the weather before? Oh yes, last blog and a lot of you seem to think you are worse off than I am. This, I am not prepared to countenance. Nobody suffers like I do. I'm like Lily wossname in 'What Katy did at school', a real Mrs Gummidge. Or Anne Eliot's sister Mary whose coughs are worse than anybody else's. Well this morning I read a long range weather forecast and 'they' say it's going to be cold until the end of April.

Let me repeat that for anyone whose brain refused to process it:

It's going to be cold until the end of April.

We'll just have a pause while everyone absorbs that.

And I'll just pass round a box of tissues. I really got a sinking feeling, an UnSparkly feeling when I read that, this morning.


There, I've said it for everyone.

On Friday, Stonecot and I are hiking in Epping Forest. With gritted teeth.

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DOVESEYES 3/27/2013 7:27PM

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JUNEAU2010 3/27/2013 7:19PM

    Ewwwwwwwwww! Sounds as if there might be mud about for your walk!
Try to stay warm!

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SLIMLEAF 3/27/2013 7:13PM


Great blog, as always!

Enjoy your walk on Friday.

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KELLIEBEAN 3/27/2013 6:55PM

    This weather has really been a bummer for everyone. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that "they" are wrong!


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MARIANNE9855 3/27/2013 6:51PM

    so sorry it is still not spring there but I must say I can't wait for another hike report!

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DALID414 3/27/2013 6:38PM

    Wow! Maybe that will scare the cold away. emoticon

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JERICHO1991 3/27/2013 6:32PM

    Happy hiking in the bloody cold.

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LINDAK25 3/27/2013 6:28PM

    I have these friends that are always predicting the next season's weather. So, I can never remember--if the winter is cold and long does that mean we'll have a cool summer or a hot and horrible summer? If I could find a place where the humidity was at a constant 45% and the temperature between 75F and 85F, I would live there.

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KAYELENE 3/27/2013 6:23PM

    emoticon emoticon Sending you some Australian sunshine. Hope things warm up for you soon.

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IAMWINNING 3/27/2013 6:00PM

    You have my sympathy; and maybe even my empathy. We're finally, SLOWLY, working our way up to near-normal temps. Easter Sunday is supposed to be 52 degrees. But we've been having some terribly cold days and nights here in Pennsylvania, and I'm not convinced they're over for the year. Glad to see that you're not going to let the cold keep you indoors - that you'll get in a walk. I hope the wind is still when you're out. Think warm thoughts!

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STONECOT 3/27/2013 5:57PM

    I think I may give in, and wear a scarf and woolly hat!

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NEEDBU66 3/27/2013 5:54PM

    prediction:Saturday 50 degrees and sunny. I can't wait. Ican't believe it's still only wednesday. It sure beats the 20 we' got now. In Ohio.

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CBRINKLEY401 3/27/2013 5:54PM

    I hope the forecast is wrong and it warms up for you before the end of April. I don't like cold either, and it really hampers my ability to go for walks in this area. Sending some warm weather wishes your way.
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LADY_MARIANA 3/27/2013 5:54PM

    I am so sorry! I have become King Lear and I think, all and all, I preferred my Hamlet Days.

Cordelia is my icon here.

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NILLAPEPSI 3/27/2013 5:49PM

    I'm ready for spring, too, but you certainly have it worse off than I do. We are supposed to get some warmer weather well before the end of April. It was quite windy today here, too. You must be just across the pond from me. emoticon

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DEEEBEE 3/27/2013 5:47PM

    Ha! We had 12 inches of snow here. Do you think that isn't cold? Especially since it blew sideways, pelting us in the face. And I shoveled for almost two hours the day it started snowing and another half hour the next day when it finally finished. We broke a snow record here in St. Louis. My neighbors were building snow bunnies to celebrate the holiday. Happy Easter!

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BRAVELUTE 3/27/2013 5:41PM

    You'd better buy a couple pair of woolen mittens, ear muffs and ski mask!! I can't imagine. I was freezing this morning after a mile walk and I was in the house all bundled up drinking hot tea. But it warmed up enough to spend an hour in the pool this afternoon. Wish I could blow some of our warmth over there to you!!

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UMBILICAL 3/27/2013 5:36PM

  At the moon!!!!

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