Cor, What a Scorcher!!!!

Iam determined to write at least two posts a month, as we are running out of February here is my second post. Warning: It’s a bit crap.

February has been warm, people in the UK have been roving around in shirtsleeves and shorts – this is unheard of, disturbing/unpleasant to look at, and as a result parts of the countryside have burst into flames. But do not worry, heavy rain is predicted for the weekend and there will be a cold snap in March. THERE WILL BE SNOW BEFORE APRIL. I am just saying.

Meanwhile, we are no further along with this Brexit business, but I have thoughtfully provided an infographic to help my readers make sense of it:-

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Brexit infographic

I think this sums up February in the UK.

I will have snow photos for you on March 21st, give or take a few days! And something even more exciting on March 22nd!!!!!!! I bet you can’t wait.

55 thoughts on “Cor, What a Scorcher!!!!

  1. 63mago

    Yes, I think a bouquet of nice flowers should end this pesky puzzlement : Theresa and Jean Claude will seal it with a kiss and walk into the sunset.
    I am eagerly awaiting your snow pictures – just this morning the weather man in the radio promised snow over the weekend, sadly on high ground only.

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  2. Scarlet Post author

    Mr Mags – It’s like a cryptic crossword, word search, and triathlon all in one event. As someone who can barely tie her own shoelaces, I think a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates is the best option for this Brexit malarkey.
    I will have snow pictures! I am determined! Even if it means going all Blue Peter with the polystyrene.
    Sx

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    1. 63mago

      Loafers … If the UK cuts ties with the continent those chocolate eggs will not be exported anymore. This would be not nice.
      I think shaving foam is also a kind of ersatz for snow, at least if one takes grainy black-white photographs of the artsy kind preferably of small objects …

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      1. Scarlet Post author

        Mr Mags, are you saying we won’t be able to import Easter Eggs? We will simply have to hard-boil ordinary eggs and decorate them with felt-tip pens, like we did in the seventies. We are all getting too fat in any case.
        Sx

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  3. nick

    The infographic is most useful. Brexit now makes perfect sense. £10.24 is obviously the price of a can of baked beans after March 29. Or possibly the price of a first class stamp. I am amusing myself by imagining Hyacinth Bucket as Theresa May and Mr Bean as Jeremy Corbyn. They would probably do a better job than the present incumbents.

    I never take much notice of weather forecasts. They are invariably wrong. Like all the forecasts last year that winter would bring the worst cold weather since records began. Perhaps Mr Bean also fills in as a weather forecaster.

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  4. Jon

    As Mr Nick says, long-range weather forecasts are about as accurate as predicting how this tortuous business of revoking our membership of the bloody EU will turn out. All I know is that we have been cheerfully putting our garden to rights and wandering around shirtless, which is in my opinion A Good Thing. Jx

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  5. dinahmow

    That infographic is the most sensible explanation I have seen.From either side!
    Please don’t wish too hard for a cold snap…all the fodder that the birds rely on could die and then…no dawn chorus.
    Another heatwave is forecast for the southern coasts of this country next week. And we are having heavy showers up here.

    I’m going to bed with a book…

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Dinah – Oh no, I’m not wishing for a cold snap, I’m loving this weather! I’m worried about all the bees that have come out from hibernation. We are being lulled into a false sense that winter has finished with us, and I don’t think it has.
      Sx

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  6. batarde

    A host of golden daffodils to the front and a gang of green parakeets to the rear – it’s all rather vernal here. Early manifestations of spring are not to be trusted though, so I expect we’ll be paying for this before long.

    My settled opinion of this Brexit business is that the only reasonable way to break the impasse is a revival of It’s a Knockout. The idea of watching David Davis and Jean Claude Junker thumping seven bells out of each other with giant inflatable hammers has a certain appeal, n’est-ce pas? It’s not as if there’s a great deal of dignity left to be squandered. Jean Paul Gaultier and Antoine de Caunes could present it.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mr Batarde – It’s a Knockout!!! What a fabulous idea to end this mess!!! We should organise it for Friday evening at 7pm!! Again, we’re back to the seventies for logical solutions.
      Sx

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      1. dinahmow

        I remember one episode where opponents were dressed in penguin suits and tethered by an elastic strap so they could not reach their goals. I was just thinking the other day that Brexit reminds me of the futility of it. (But not funny,Of course)

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  7. Mitzi

    You are a caution!

    Re. your comment to Mago. My elderly Great Aunt Alice 96 knows a recipe for ersatz chocolate, made from candle grease and brick dust, it tastes just like Cadbury’s. I could let you have the recipe if you’re interested.

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Mitzi – I know, I sound like a right misery guts with all this talk of hell and damnation! I am enjoying the weather…. but I want it to last!
      Come on Mitzi, we can do better than cheerfully boiled eggs and your Aunt’s ersatz chocolate…. let me see….erm….might be take a while to find chocolate beans growing in the UK, so yeah, send me the recipe.
      Sx

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      1. Mitzi

        Not a misery au contraire. I’ve been in Alice’s company for too long I’ve started to pick up her sayings, it was a compliment, referring to the Brexit infographic.

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  8. Eryl Gasper Dick

    It’s even warm here, and that’s unusual in June: the daffodils are screaming their yellow heads off, the birds are going bonkers, we even saw a bumble bee saunter past the bedroom window this morning. I expect we’ll have blizzards will arrive next week and kill everything, which would be one solution to Brexit. If only Theresa May were a hedgehog…

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  9. john mcadam

    Shorts and shirtsleeves? l thought it would have been shorts, singlet, and sandals; with long socks pulled up to just below the knees. Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the mid day sun.

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  10. savannah49

    What a countdown, eh? Brexit, Spring, snow or not, I think your illustration quite captures all of the unknowningness (there’s probably a REAL word for this feeling, but I sort of like this one) of the next 29 days! We’re all just on the sidelines right now it seems. *sigh* xoxox

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  11. Mistress Borghese

    Thank you for the welcome back, but just wait till MJ sees you have mentioned the C word, and I don’t mean cocks!!!!! I am also glad to see someone else is willing Mother Nature for a snow storm. I too have been willing her for a big “two day stay homer storm”. Friends are cussing me out. We have an inch tomorrow and a inch Saturday expected, but will melt fast with temps in the high 40’s. I say let’s go big!!!!

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  12. Ponita

    I am envious of your warm weather, Scarlet! Here, we are still below normal temps with heaps of snow piled everywhere. The ice on the river is a good meter thick (that is just over 3 feet for those who are metrically challenged) and the risk of spring flooding has been increased to likely and bad, when the snow farther south (the Red River flows north from the US into Canada) starts melting and heads our way. We melt later, being farther north, so you just know what will happen. My house is safe but given that I live on a part of the Prairies that is very flat, overland flooding in some areas will happen.

    Your Brexit diagram totally clears everything up… I now know that it really is a mess! Mr Bean would be excellent as PM. But more importantly, are you using sun cream so you don’t fry in the spring sunshine? We wouldn’t want you to be red and peeling. A bit of rain on those fires would be a good thing but I don’t know about snow. That’s a bit extreme, no?

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  13. lisleman

    This Brexit jam – are people blaming it on the Irish? From the little I understand, if you didn’t have that border with the EU country, Republic of Ireland, this jam would not have been created. You know the rest of your land is all surrounded by the sea or natural borders. Could you sell off Northern Ireland? You know selling it to Trump might solve a problem for us too. He could have his own country to build more golf courses on. Also he would enjoy building a wall on the Irish border. You certainly would accept all the Brits escaping Trumpland – right? Hmm, do you accept Americans escaping Trumpland now? I dread the post 2020 election if we don’t retire Trump. Sorry but you mentioned Brexit = political disaster = Trump. So you now know how my mind wandered.

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  14. mrpeenee

    I’m so glad someone else sets themselves arbitrary goals for posting. My problem is how mortifying it is to then miss what seemed like baby steps when I set them. I’ve decided to aim for more realistic targets, like “Get out of bed today.”

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  15. Scarlet Post author

    Hello!
    Just a short update, apologies for not replying to comments, but after a long illness my mum died yesterday. It was expected, but I still feel pretty crap and there is stuff to sort out. I will be back in the loop as soon as.
    Please carry on and talk amongst yourselves for the time being!
    Sxxx

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    1. lisleman

      Terribly sad news. Losing family is so hard. Wishing you and any other family members all the best in coming to terms with your lost. Death breaks a part of our life connections.

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  16. eroswings

    I am so sorry for your loss. It’s always hard to lose a loved one. And parents are still so devastating to lose, even when we’re adults, we feel the heartbreaking, painful loss, we still feel like children, and the world has become a harder, bleaker place.

    Cry because you loved her with all your heart. And hold on to all the wonderful memories of her, because they are proof that she loved you all with her heart and soul. Now you have another angel looking out for you, another star to light up the dark night and guide you home safely.

    I wish you all much love and strength during this difficult time. And know that so many of us wish you the best and are here for you. You are not alone. And you have a friend in me, one of many who care for you and wish you the best. We will be thinking of you and praying that you and your family find comfort and peace.

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  17. Inexplicable DeVice

    I will be quite cross if the opportunity arises to take photos of snow, but “something even more exciting on March 22nd!!!!!!!” will take the edge off. Although, having just read about your loss (my love and condolences), I quite understand if these things do not come to pass.
    And the equally as exciting something on March 9th may not be so exciting now, I imagine? (Please forgive the lack of excitedness at my place – I have only just got my interwebular access back, and have not had time to construct the equivalent of a gold frock, or octopus sucker bath mat flying contraption. Although I did send something to you this morning – before I found out about your sad news. I’m so sorry…)

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    1. Scarlet Post author

      Do not worry, Mr Devine…. though you might be right about the lower level of excitedness, or even excitement, on this blog in the coming weeks. There will still be something!
      Sx

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  18. Maurcheen

    Oh Scarls, how terrible for you. Even when it is expected, the passing of our Mothers is still traumatic, no matter their age, or ours. My heart goes out to you. X

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  19. lululabonne

    I also just back-tracked and wish to wrap you with my virtual arms. I’m so sorry to hear about your mother, if you fancy a real hug and cake – send a FB message xxx

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