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It is windy and raining fitfully here, has been since the early hours. 7deg though, so not cold. Off out with the dogs in a few moments.

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Vile and it's right in one long line upwards.  Torrential rain and 50+mph gales.  The gap in the kitchen window is making sounds like the pipes of Pan but less tuneful.  And we have worse to come by the looks!

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A friend in Cornwall just sent me a photo of their morning dog walk on the beach - looks like a disaster movie!!!

It is pretty nasty here - the chooks would usually free range when I am wfh, but not today.

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We were going out but Erik made us change our minds - these are huge 50/60 mph winds so lots of branches and twigs falling.  The rain is seeping into the chook run but at least the northern side of it is dry - for the time being!  No let up and it looks like Cornwall is about to get another session.

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I took advantage of the rain stopping earlier (or so I thought) to let the girls out for a play... it has started to thrash with rain again, but at least they have the option to play out or not.

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We inherited a very large tank - dunno what was in it before, but the snails are happy in there - it was empty apart from some dirt and snails!  So yesterday we wheeled it into another part of the garden and OH filled it up with water from the rain tank at the back of the workshop.  The rain tank has now replenished itself and is overflowing!  I bought a rain gauge for my weather readings - it is still indoors.  Bet that isn't big enough anyway!:lol:

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20 hours ago, The Dogmother said:

Me too, I am working from home tomorrow,  and usually take a break to get the dogs out. Shall be disappointed if it is wet.

Yes, well, disappointed of Chalgrove here! Yuk most of the day and even ES, who was playing tennis in the pouring rain (his Friday after school treat) gave up. February Fill The Ditch has struck!

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Oh, whoopee do! Thanks DM.......something to look forward to :wink: Apparently we have hurricane Eric to blame for current heavy rain and high winds. Well....I don't know about you but how can a hurricane with a name like Eric really expect to be taken seriously?  A bit like a flood alert called Mildred or a snowstorm called Hubert! Slight hysterical note creeping in  - probably due to dismal and depressing weather conditions :P

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Yes, I was looking at the photos of the snow last year - on the exact same day!

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No let up and it looks like Cornwall is about to get another session.

It was windy and pretty wet overnight Thurs night and Friday, but I wouldn’t say it was anything particularly out of the ordinary for winter. I was out and about and in full waterproofs it was OK and not cold.

Non descript today - mild, slightly breezy, mostly dry with the odd shower. Massive swell though - I go to yoga in Newquay on a Saturday morning and the sea was HUGE this morning 🌊

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OOOhh, very :mrgreen:! I LOVE the sea when it's wild and stormy - Hartland Point...those who know it will know what I mean!

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1 minute ago, soapdragon said:

OOOhh, very :mrgreen:! I LOVE the sea when it's wild and stormy - Hartland Point...those who know it will know what I mean!

North Devon has done amazing coastline. Love how rugged and unspoilt it is compared with so much of the south coast.  We spend a lot of time in North Devon 

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I’m off out to dig holes in the garden.  Family all think I’m Insane but we are missing the worst of the storm so it’s just breezy with heavy showers.  Just need to be busy and outdoors.   I’m not going to sit around all day indoors.  I need to busy even if it equates to soaking wet.  I have waterproofs

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8 hours ago, soapdragon said:

Hartland Point...those who know it will know what I mean!

We have to wade in there in the summer to take samples of the water. It is stunning but it’s definitely not a favourite to do that!

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Cornwall is wild for sure!  First in line for most stormy weather - just not experienced it closer to hand before now - it's always calmed down by the time it got to the old place.  I meant to say that the whole country is having the wet and cold stuff and not just here.  But we certainly seem to get wetter winters.  Today we had sleet, then lots of cumulonimbus clouds with heavy showers and plenty of sun in between.  Still very windy but not as bad as the other day.  

Hartland Point is lovely.  Not been there for 9 years!

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We've had a mixed day here, in the middle of the country - lashing wind and rain all night, with quite a lot of surface water on the roads when  took the dogs out first thing. It cleared around lunchtime and the sun was gorgeous, so I let the laydees out for a play. Apart from the odd shower and a hail storm, it has been nice and it's still clear now, so expect a frost in the morning.

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