Thursday, 7 August 2008

Not singing in the rain.

                     

Good Afternoon, after the weather we have had in the last almost 48 hours I suppose we are lucky to still be almost dry. We have had 46 hours of pouring rain there has been lots of flooding up here dams almost bursting, but of course it will not be on the national news as it is happening in Scotland which is of no consequence as any news that happens up here ever is. Just listen the next main news program and you would hardly know we exist up here in the frozen north. Rant over.

We have not been out very much since our Inverness non trip just a bit of a weekly shop and the morning paper today. At the start of this entry I said almost dry that is because we have been getting water in our front door through the letter box have never had this before it must have been the way the wind was blowing will have to watch out for this during the winter. I has been a very wet summer if I can call it that in June we had 117% of our usual rainfall and I shudder to think what the July figure will be when it comes out in our local newsletter next month. Stuart has not managed to get the grass cut for the last 2 weeks as it has never been dry enough think I will have to buy a goat or maybe a sheep or two. Lol

Have been doing my collecting of free DVD’s again with the Daily Mail ,this time it has been Vanity Fair, Middlemarch, A Room With A View, Mansfield Park, Tess of the Durbervilles, Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, Emma, Tom Jones, North Hanger Abbey, and my very favourite Rebecca. I think I have managed to collect most of them even though we don’t live near to W H Smith or Tesco where you collect them free with the paper. Am looking forward to watching them come those winter days or even a summer days when we can’t get out on one of our excursions.

We have the plumber in just now as our toilet is leaking and I have had to have a boil to collect the water that has been dripping don’t know what has been causing this but hopefully it will be fixed today. I think that’s it for today oh forgot to mention I have my buddy list up and working again I have not had it since I changed to my laptop it will be nice to see all whose online etc again. Till next time .Love

                                                           

10 comments:

jeanno43 said...

Sorry about all the flooding, we do hear of Scotland from time to time and I always watch all parts of the UK on the weather forecast.  We had a thunder storm last night lasted four hours, never seen lightning like it and about two hours ago we had another tremendous one and yet it still remains very humid.

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edwardssoapy said...

Dear Joan,

I enjoyed Daphne Du Maurier's "Rebecca".  The flim where Laurence Olivier plays the part of Maxim DeWinter is a classic!  I also enjoyed reading and studying Jane Austen's novel "Emma".  Although Austen writes with ladies in mind, I believe I have learnt a lesson from her work.  I too, Joan collect the free CD's & DVD's from newspapers.

Leigh :-)
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sdrogerson said...

how did you manage to get trhem when there is no store near you?

jeadie05 said...

Hi Joan I have noticed your weather and yes you do seem to be having even more rain than us ,if that is possible ,you could be excused for watching your films now with the miserable weather ,...love Jan xx

chat2missie said...

Hope those rains stop! Maybe you could send some of that rain to the Eastern US!  I'm glad you got your buddy list back.  I have all of you on mine and I love to see who is on!  Enjoy your day.
Missie

jlocorriere05 said...

We've had quite a bit of rain but not as much as you. Summer seems to be a non starter this year, I'd sit and watch those films if I were you! I love Rebecca too, a fascinating story! I hope the rain stops soon. Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

mariealicejoan said...

Those sound like some very lovely films you have been collecting from the newspaper.  I always loved Tess of the D'ubervilles.  I think some of your rain has moved south today!
Marie
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ally123130585918 said...

Joan our Summer has been a bit of a washout ~ we were out yesterday and it rained so hard we had to pull over as we could not see ahead of us ~ hope you can sort out your letterbox so the rain dosn't come in ~ those DVD's sound great ~ I love Pride and prejudice ~ hope the plumber fixed the leak in your toilet ~ Ally x

aniracj said...

Hiya, just popping in to say hello!! Normal service from me will be back soon!! love Joan xxx
ps it is fine to email me at work as well as home....I spend more time there than here nowadays!!!!

jmoqueen said...

Oooer hope your toilet gets fixed and water coming through the postbox doesn't sound good either :( Stupid weather huh?

Jenny