Bitch on the Blog

May 15, 2010

Note to self

Filed under: Despair — bitchontheblog @ 17:18
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Am going to pot – and that’s only in the garden.

Also for anyone considering moving to the UK: Do not trust the BBC’s website’s weather forecast. It’s rubbish. They keep telling you it’s going to rain, then the sun is out all day.  Have it now on good authority (mine) that they are in business with electricity companies making private householders enlarge hole in the ozone layer by employing tumble dryer rather than risking to peg out washing.

U

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4 Comments »

  1. Noting like a washing line..and if it does rain…sorry…. when…. the banisters are brought into use.

    I once heard a forecaster say, “We always get the forecast right. It’s just the timing we get wrong.”

    Comment by magpie11 — May 15, 2010 @ 20:53 | Reply

    • Magpie, do you remember the friendly faced Michael Fish? Whether rain or sunshine he radiated so much enthusiasm for the subject it was touching. He was so sweet and eager to please the viewer one didn’t mind him announcing hailstorms and thunder. Wonder how he spends his time now that he is retired. Watching cloud formations at leisure?

      U

      Comment by Ursula — May 17, 2010 @ 06:05 | Reply

  2. When we lived in France for a year I listened to BBC. The announcers were usually pleasant but serious and formal. So I still remember the day when one of them couldn’t contain himself. “The sun is out! The sun is actually out!” 🙂

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — May 17, 2010 @ 01:06 | Reply

    • Jean, in Britain weather is a hot topic of daily conversation. Whether being caught in a lift, with your neighbours or when going down to your local newsagent to pick up the papers. After arriving in England it took me a while to get used to constantly confirming what we all know: “Lovely day today, isn’t it?” Or, when coming into the shop looking like an extra from ‘Gone with the wind’: “Bit blowy today, isn’t it?” Indeed.

      Did you like your time in France? I’d love to hear about it. In reporter fashion I fire the canons of When? Where? Why? at you. I know Who?; and How? doesn’t come into it – so won’t ask those.

      May today’s sun shine on you.

      U

      Comment by Ursula — May 17, 2010 @ 06:23 | Reply


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