1 EAGLETON NOTES: It Just Takes One Day

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Friday, 27 May 2016

It Just Takes One Day

Yesterday I did some work in the garden and despite being absolutely brilliantly sunny  the strong wind from the North-East was bitterly cold. In fact it was so cold that I wore full winter garb and only stayed out for half an hour. It was the same the day before.

Today I spent the whole afternoon in the garden planting out tubs and so on and it was toastie.

Down in the bay the youngsters' actions said it all:




18 comments:

  1. It is surprising (although perhaps it should't be by now) how one day can make all the difference. The weather has alternated here between sunny one day, overcast the next, chilly, warm etc.... Of course we haven't quite had the winds you get where we live, but it has still been breezy at times. Glad you had a good day to do some planting.

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    1. Serenata the fact that your garden is miles ahead of mine and with flowers I could never grow is testament to the difference between our climatic and locational conditions. Even on a scorchio day like today it's only 15℃ in the sun and out of the wind. Mind you my West-facing conservatory will be up in the 30s this afternoon even with the doors and windows open.

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    1. Carol I live in hope that these are not the only summer days we are going to get.

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  3. Been awful here freezing fog with drizzle just to break the monotony.

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    1. For once Adrian we seem to be doing better here than most of the rest of the country.

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  4. I'm in earnest now about giving my wardrobe the switch from winter to summer, packing up the knit dresses and cashmere jumpers, ironing and sorting the summer dresses and tops. It's been raining on and off yesterday and today, but it is finally warm enough for me to have the windows open all day - it could actually be a little warmer outside than in.
    Amazing how much difference the wind has made, so much so that in spite of it being sunny, you could not stay in the garden longer than half an hour.

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    1. Yes Meike it really was bitterly cold in the wind. Toastie 15℃ here today though with only a tiny breeze.

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  5. The kids seem to be just soaking up the sun... and the company rather than the water. Seems like a good idea to me.

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    1. Actually Lynda they were jumping in (beyond my comprehension) earlier but the tide had gone out too far when I took those photos. It's certainly a good gathering place for them and it's sheltered from the North and North-East winds by the back wall of the pier.

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  6. I can believe your winds were that cold. As for kids at the beach...no sense not feeling and I like kids.

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    1. Red I have no idea at all how they survive jumping into that water: it's cold!

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  7. I imagine the young ones on Lewis are a pretty hardy lot. I do like the shot of them lined up with dangling legs enjoying the day and each other. Weather here is quite changeable, too. No doubt it will settle down to winter all too soon.

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    1. Pauline given the paucity of clothes that the girls (particularly) wear even in the coldest of windy weather I think they must be very hardy indeed.

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  8. So, that's where they all gather!

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    1. When the sun shines, Cro, that is indeed where the local children gather.

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  9. "Look ye over there Hamish!"
    "Where Eilish?"
    "By yon hoose at end o' Eagleton."
    "Ye mean where The Sassenach lives?"
    "Aye him. He's taking photos o' us ken?"
    "Aye. So he is. I can see his lens flashing in the sun!"
    "An that's no all he's flashin!"
    "Don't be daft Eilish. That's his National Trust dibber!"

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    1. You've been watching too much Hamish Macbeth YP.

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