Its February still and the gnats are about yet

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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2017, 11:54am

Bmblbzzz wrote:It has been a mild, wet winter and perhaps more to the point is a mild, wet spring.
Not round here.
Reasonably mild, but certainly not wet.
We've still not had any decent rain since October.
I'm not saying it's not rained, but we've not had it for days/weeks on end like as usual. Just the odd wet day, some of them very wet, but they were isolated days.

I know the facts of this, because a neighbour of ours has a rain gauge and keeps records.

It's not rained here since Monday 6th Feb, though we've had a bit of drizzle once or twice, plus a smattering of snow on Saturday 11th.
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby reohn2 » 17 Feb 2017, 11:57am

Mick F wrote:
Bmblbzzz wrote:It has been a mild, wet winter and perhaps more to the point is a mild, wet spring.
Not round here.
Reasonably mild, but certainly not wet.
We've still not had any decent rain since October.
I'm not saying it's not rained, but we've not had it for days/weeks on end like as usual. Just the odd wet day, some of them very wet, but they were isolated days.

I know the facts of this, because a neighbour of ours has a rain gauge and keeps records.

It's not rained here since Monday 6th Feb, though we've had a bit of drizzle once or twice, plus a smattering of snow on Saturday 11th.


It's been the same here too,there hasn't been hardly any frost and very little rain.
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby Mick F » 17 Feb 2017, 12:06pm

I reckon this will end up as the driest winter on record ............ or at least in localised areas.
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Feb 2017, 1:31pm

ChrisOntLancs wrote:i'm too busy going 'ew pah thuu eck erhu pah EWW I SWALLOWED ONE splffff erff ack er pah splffffff'
Happens to the best people. Whenever I swallow something leggy and vaguely insectoid, I comfort myself by humming the words to the old nursery-rhyme (gender-adjusted):
"There was an old geezer who swallowed a fly/I don't know why he swallowed a fly...."

Then, it need hardly be said, I scan the hedgerows as I ride past, looking out for a spider .... then a bird.....etc.

I can say these sort of things can't I? After all we now live in the post-truth era.... :lol:
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby 661-Pete » 17 Feb 2017, 1:32pm

Mick F wrote:I reckon this will end up as the driest winter on record ............ or at least in localised areas.

Poor you. There are still a few pubs open, round our way.... :)
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby ChrisOntLancs » 17 Feb 2017, 4:12pm

i've not come to fully understand it yet pete, but you've got a lovely subtext :lol:

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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby foxyrider » 17 Feb 2017, 4:23pm

661-Pete wrote:
ChrisOntLancs wrote:i'm too busy going 'ew pah thuu eck erhu pah EWW I SWALLOWED ONE splffff erff ack er pah splffffff'
Happens to the best people. Whenever I swallow something leggy and vaguely insectoid, I comfort myself by humming the words to the old nursery-rhyme (gender-adjusted):
"There was an old geezer who swallowed a fly/I don't know why he swallowed a fly...."

Then, it need hardly be said, I scan the hedgerows as I ride past, looking out for a spider .... then a bird.....etc.

I can say these sort of things can't I? After all we now live in the post-truth era.... :lol:


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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby mercalia » 17 Feb 2017, 4:37pm

foxyrider wrote:
661-Pete wrote:
ChrisOntLancs wrote:i'm too busy going 'ew pah thuu eck erhu pah EWW I SWALLOWED ONE splffff erff ack er pah splffffff'
Happens to the best people. Whenever I swallow something leggy and vaguely insectoid, I comfort myself by humming the words to the old nursery-rhyme (gender-adjusted):
"There was an old geezer who swallowed a fly/I don't know why he swallowed a fly...."

Then, it need hardly be said, I scan the hedgerows as I ride past, looking out for a spider .... then a bird.....etc.

I can say these sort of things can't I? After all we now live in the post-truth era.... :lol:


Look at it as free protein!


well if you think like that dont throw your home waste away until they get maggots then have maggot on toast, all juicy and squirmy

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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby rmurphy195 » 17 Feb 2017, 6:31pm

In the last few days we've had some ladybirds, and a couple of bees!
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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby Bonefishblues » 17 Feb 2017, 6:52pm

rmurphy195 wrote:In the last few days we've had some ladybirds, and a couple of bees!

Not much meat on those. Shall we send a food parcel?

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Re: Its February still and the gnats are about yet

Postby rmurphy195 » 21 Feb 2017, 8:15pm

Bonefishblues wrote:
rmurphy195 wrote:In the last few days we've had some ladybirds, and a couple of bees!

Not much meat on those. Shall we send a food parcel?


No thanks, we've got some honey now...
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