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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We have really got a thing about the weather. Take me, for example. When I got home from work this evening, I went to look at the weather forecast. I've been doing this twice a day for six months. This is what the Met Office said for Sunday:



For a moment, I genuinely did not take this in. I sort of thought the forecast for Sunday was part of the page border or something. Then I looked again. Then I went to look at the other weather forecast, the one on guardian.co.uk (always good to get a second opinion and this one's always better) and this is what that one said:



Then I hopped round the sitting-room (still got a sore foot) laughing like a maniac.

Now I'm just off to plan a wonderful walk for Stonecot and me. It will be short, because of my sore foot but we will be looking for spring flowers, fleecy little lambs, warm breezes and blue sky.

You can all look forward to photographs of the glories of the English countryside in spring.

Don't even THINK about mentioning how changeable the weather is this time of year.
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SUGAR0814 4/11/2013 9:23AM

    The weather is crazy all around! Hot one day & cold the next! emoticon

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NEWMOM20121 4/11/2013 9:18AM

    Can't wait to read about your walk.

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LYNCHD05 4/11/2013 9:17AM

    Weather forecasts are the same around the world. Take your pick.....as my DH would say it is cya!!!!
Enjoy your walk and take lots of pics!

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CJYOUCANDOIT 4/11/2013 9:17AM

    It is crazy here as well. Only we are going from 50 degrees to 6 - 12 inches of snow. It is snowing right now. No walk for me today. Back to the old reliable exercise bike. I will look forward to seeing your beautiful flowers. Go carefully. Don't want you to hurt more.
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GAILRUU 4/11/2013 9:15AM

    No spring here yet. We still have lots of snow on the ground and are expecting up to 6 inches more today and tomorrow. My DH put the plow back on the truck just in case he has to open up our road.

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IAMTOLOSE 4/11/2013 9:14AM

    Enjoy your walk! I keep checking the weather as well. Guess I think it will change. It's rather like check the fridge to see if by some miracle some new and exciting food has appeared. lol

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NIKKIJ55 4/11/2013 9:09AM

    Do be careful on the walk! emoticon emoticon

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SIMPLYABUNDANT 4/11/2013 9:03AM

    Changeable? I've had both the heat and the air-conditioning on in the same week.

Looking forward to reading about your walk and seeing what spring looks like over there. Take care of your foot!
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THEIS58 4/11/2013 9:01AM

    Great!

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SIMONEKP 4/11/2013 8:51AM

    Love your walk pictures, can't wait to see others. Hope your foot heals soon. I had some issues for about 3 weeks and it is rather annoying isn't it?

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DJSHIP46 4/11/2013 8:46AM

    Hope it's bright and beautiful for you... can't wait to see the pictures:)

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HLOCHRIDGE 4/11/2013 8:44AM

    Can't wait for the pictures!!!

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WILSONWR 4/11/2013 8:38AM

    I look forward to the new pictures. Enjoy your walk!

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FANCYFREE15 4/11/2013 8:33AM

    Can't wait to "join" you on your walks via your commentary and pix! It will be a welcome respite from the ice and snow that still covers the ground here in northern Iowa! emoticon

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DESERTDREAMERS 4/11/2013 8:29AM

    I fiendishly check the hourly predictions for the mornings and evenings, the 2 times I'm most likely to get in the dog walk. A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking I'd have to switch soon to walking them after I get off work in the mornings - then the cold front moved in. Got my alarm set for 1630 for yhe next few days. When summer hits, tho, there's no way I can take them out in the 90F plus heat - so, it's drag them around in the mornings. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PENNYPACKER3 4/11/2013 8:23AM

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NEWTINK 4/11/2013 8:22AM

    I hope the weather stays nice for you emoticon

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MIMIDOT 4/11/2013 8:19AM

    Have a good walk. Can't wait to see the pictures. Enjoy!!!

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LOOKINGUP2012 4/11/2013 8:15AM

    emoticon emoticon Hope your walk is lovely!

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MOMMY445 4/11/2013 8:05AM

    take care of yourself! i am also looking forward to seeing your photos. have a great day!

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CHRISTINECAN 4/11/2013 8:02AM

    Ok so it looks like it isn't just the Brits obsessed with weather! The Russians and Canadians are 'supposed' to be the worst but it looks like we have covered the ap.

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JANETRIS 4/11/2013 8:00AM

    Can't wait for the pics!! emoticon

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GARDENCHRIS 4/11/2013 7:56AM

    I so hear you..... on the other side of the pond it is raining and calling for SNOW this sunday!!! So I am very jealous of your sunny weather! emoticon

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JANEMARIE77 4/11/2013 7:54AM

    have fun and I'll just wait to see how kind mother nature treats you

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DRB13_1 4/11/2013 7:52AM

    excited you are the featured blog today, looking forward to pictures!

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HEARTS116 4/11/2013 7:50AM

    Excited to see your pictures! emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 4/11/2013 7:34AM

    We've gone back for another taste of winter. Yesterday the high temp was 38 degrees F. here in the southeast corner of Kansas, USA

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SHERYLP461 4/11/2013 7:00AM

    yes, can't wait for the pictures

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NILLAPEPSI 4/11/2013 6:57AM

    I guess what they say is true . . . the sunshine not only helps the flowers bloom, it helps us bloom. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATERDIAMONDS 4/11/2013 6:55AM

    can't wait for your pixes--especially of the little lambs...

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OFGREENGABLES 4/11/2013 6:43AM

    are there seriously little lambs near you?

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BLUENOSE63 4/11/2013 6:35AM

  Funny we Canadians, including our favourite British born transplants, are obsessed with weather....it is the first thing we watch on the news when waking and the last thing we see when the bedtime news is on......pretty much guaranteed it will be one of 4 things: sun, cloudy, rain, snow during the year

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PENOWOK 4/11/2013 6:25AM

    We're a bit obsessive about the weather in parts in the lower 48, too! We just had 20 some inches of snow-no walks in sight for at least a few days with snow in the forecast for every day for a bit now. But we need the moisture so I shan't complain!

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TDEMAIO2 4/11/2013 6:02AM

    Have a nice walk : ) we are looking forward to your pictures emoticon

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BESSHAILE 4/11/2013 6:01AM

    First thing I read every morning is the weather report - even if it's the same as yesterday's - I like to be reminded. Comes with the walker's territory I believe.

Can't wait to see your fleecy lambs.

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KELLYPAQ 4/11/2013 5:59AM

    Spring has yet to come to my area yet. I'm trying to be patient.

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NASFKAB 4/11/2013 5:50AM

  interesting & true

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TORTISE110 4/11/2013 5:44AM

    It occurs to me (while reading this and the many comments we write on weather on Spark) that the weather really matters to us. We outdoor athletes need to deal with it to do what we do!! Just like farmers (-:

Have a great walk and you know the deal: no bad weather, only bad clothes!!! Love this blog.

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TRYINGHARD54 4/11/2013 5:39AM

    looking forward to your photos... lets gooooooooooooooo

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HEALTHY4UNI 4/11/2013 5:04AM

    Good for you and Stonecot! Even with a sore foot, your heading out for that walk! And what a beautiful out look on your day looking forward to seeing little lambs and beautiful flowers in the spring sun! A sunny disposition is what it takes to have a blessed day!



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SANDYCRANE 4/11/2013 4:58AM

    Finally. Yeah, can't wait for the pictures. Take it easy and congratulations.

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DSJB9999 4/11/2013 3:44AM

    And what a great topic for conversation as well! If you meet someone knew you can always talk about the weather.

Hope your foot is better soon

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COLLEENROSTE 4/11/2013 2:31AM

    still dreaming of a forecast like that. today ours was filled with Aprl 'snowers'

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LIZALOT 4/11/2013 1:57AM

    Hope the weather stays fine. As a Brit in France, i am constantly looking up Meteo France desperately seeking some hope of sunshine. Not much of it around.
Hope you get the walk in, and go easy on that foot!



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MARMAERT 4/11/2013 12:21AM

    while we're on the weather (bizarre would best describe it), our weather forecast for tomorrow is currently saying a HIGH of 34 (1 C) and a LOW of 35 (1C) - what??? had to read it 2x to make sure I was seeing it correctly. After the last lovely 2 days, in which I was able to get 2 - yes 2! - 2-mile walks in and just a light jacket with short sleeves under it, now it's back to heavy dark winter coat, gloves, long sleeved shirt, scarf, etc. freezing rain tomorrow, too - Woo-Hoo! can't wait to see your sunny pictures of the charming English countryside! watch out for cows, mud, and horses on your jaunt!

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STAREYES723 4/10/2013 11:20PM

    I hope your foot gets better soon. I live in Colorado, so I totally understand crazy weather and we have to plan day by day around here.

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TEMPENATIVE 4/10/2013 10:56PM

    hope the weather behaves and you get your walk-i went thru foot woes last summer myself and it really had me in the dumps. Im glad you are persisting in swimming it is excellent exercise-look at Ryan Lockte (i mean check him out hes hot!) emoticon

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AUSFAM 4/10/2013 10:36PM

    Be careful with your foot but have fun and soak up some sunshine!!! :)

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