Cowart's Common Room
It's very quite round here

Goodness, are you all out enjoying the sunshine? It's gorgeous isn't it Very Happy

I got in the car to come home tonight and the temp thing on the dashboard said 21.5 degrees. It's only March I have to keep reminding myself. This morning on our walk at 6:15 I set of in jeans and T-shirt. Himself said I'd regret it as he put on his fleece. 15 mins later he was carrying his fleece Smile

This week, 34 years ago we were on honeymoon. We stayed at my MiL's house near Dumfries (the in-laws were staying at our house, I should add) and decided on a day trip to Edinburgh. It snowed the whole way. We didn't stay long just in case we got stuck in snow on the way back.

In 1947 my Aunt and Uncle got married. My uncle had a farm and as the roads were all blocked with snow put his suit and shoes in a carrier bag ( one of the brown paper ones with string handles, remember?) and walked in boiler suit and wellies over the fields for 6 miles to get to the church.

Posted at 28th Mar 2012 - 05:54PM   Posted by KitKatCot   It's very quite round here Comments: 4

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Westerwitch's Avatar Very Happy The weather is truly amazing this Spring - but I have seen feet of snow up here at the end of March.

OH KKC - have we missed your Anniversary . . . ?

Posted by: Westerwitch on 28th Mar 2012 at 06:27PM

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Mountainear's Avatar 21.5 in Welshpool today - shirt sleeves all round. Great weather for lambing in this sheepy part of the world.

Many of the older folks round here talk about the winter of '47. I believe it started snowing in the last week of February and carried on for the next 6 weeks. Up here on the Long Mountain I'm told that some women didn't get out for 7 weeks. Sounds very dramatic but I know they all coped - they are still here to tell me the tale. The social historian in me wants to know How? Now of course farmers have mighty tractors which make shaper work of a snow filled lane.

I'm hoping for sunny days and nights freshened by little light showers.

And Happy Anniversary to you both!

Posted by: Mountainear on 28th Mar 2012 at 08:32PM

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CalicoKate's Avatar Happy Anniversary KKC!

There has been snow in April in Brimingham - according to my mother anyway, she said that the when I was a baby they came out of church one Sunday to find that it had snowed heavily during the service.
Don't know what the temperature has been here in the last day or two but working on the cottage I have been down to two layers, it is colder inside the house than outside but I have worked in eight layers so it was a red letter day to be in two! and not just because the carpets were laid today too. Really hoping that there won't be any snow next week as we start moving and it will be the first move in the last four or five that it won't be done in the rain or snow!

Posted by: CalicoKate on 28th Mar 2012 at 08:47PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar 1947 - I was at a boarding school in Harrogate. Term started in the last week of January. We played games once and then the snow arrived. We went for walks and tobogganing for all the term until the last week - when there was a very quick thaw. We played games for the last time in the term and then went home. The Tees was well and truly flooded with great icebergs coming down, along with all the flotsom.
I have heard that in this village, the snow reached the eaves of a cottage, that we now own. Someone in the village died and they buried the copse in a snow drift in the church yard for several weeks until they were able to inter it properly.
PS. Congratulations on your aniversary.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 28th Mar 2012 at 09:28PM

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