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I have come to the conclusion that the air conditioning on the new car is broken. So I've a tangle to sort out with the garage.

For once the skies are grey this morning though it is still hot. No rain is forecast (surprise) but possibly some may arrive at the end of the week. Meanwhile the air feels so thick that you could spread it on your morning toast.

England play Croatia tonight. My father used to affect not to know how to pronounce Croatia. He would call it Crowshire (as do some of the football pundits). He extended this to pronouncing 'Croat' to rhyme with 'goat.' Despite this being a silly affectation it always made me laugh and it is an affectionate memory that remains.

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Posted at 11th Jul 2018 - 08:42AM   Posted by Fennie   Lark Post Comments: 13

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Withy Brook's Avatar Those sort of things are the happy memories.
It looks as though we might get some rain on Friday. I don't want the hot spell to stop but we do need the rain and with luck the silage, haylage (for horses) and hay will be in from the farms round us.
I know that thick air feeling from our time in Singapore, where the humidity tended to be in the 90's

Posted by: Withy Brook on 11th Jul 2018 at 09:13AM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar There's so much pollen in the air it would probably taste like honey on toast!
Rainy and misty again this morning but warm too.

Is there football on? WinkArrow

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jul 2018 at 10:11AM

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Camilla's Avatar Afternoon Fennie abd everyone,

Thank you for posting Fenne I am a late lark today.

Quite a warm day today but comfortable with it as a lovely cool breeze is blowing . Plans for later is to repaint some of the front door needs to be sandpapered down first, not a job I relish as not good with the old paintbrush .

Sorry to hear about the car Fennie, have you got a warranty with it when you bought it? Wonder if the garage will sort it out quickly for you for free the air con and sensors i so hope so .

I watched the match last night France and Belgium and see France win 1-0. Our England team playing against Croatia tonight fingers crossed England win .
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Posted by: Camilla on 11th Jul 2018 at 01:11PM

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Camilla's Avatar The pollen has been high or very high for many days now indeed FN.

Posted by: Camilla on 11th Jul 2018 at 01:12PM

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Fennie's Avatar Am at the garage even now, Camilla, the mechanics promising to check the system in about an hour. All very accommodating.

Temperature lower today but still very humid.

Papers are bleating about hosepipe bans, contrasting this with the leaks which the water companies fail to plus and which waste untold billions of gallons daily. But what I don't understand is surely if a water main leaks the water is lost, yes, but doesn't it run straight back to the aquifer or river. So all that is 'lost' is the cost of treating the water. Or is there something I am missing.Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jul 2018 at 02:14PM

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Fennie's Avatar I am hopeless at painting, too, Camilla. Our neighbour when we lived in Colwinston in the 1980's used to do all her own decorating and regularly repainted the house and astonishingly quickly, my painting efforts being reminiscent of Jackson Pollack.

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jul 2018 at 02:18PM

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Fennie's Avatar Here is another of my 'bete noirs.' In the garage here is an attractive and intelligent young woman dealing with booking the cars into the workshop. She wears a skimpy summer dress. Absolutely fine. Yet she has tattoos on her arms and her legs which may look appealing to some but just look ugly to me. I mean, why?? There is something about the blue of a tattoo against a fair skin that just looks cheap and dirty and completely unfeminine. And to have to carry such unsightlyness for the rest of your life????

But maybe you all sport tattoos too!!Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jul 2018 at 02:39PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar "There is something about the blue of a tattoo against a fair skin that just looks cheap and dirty and completely unfeminine"

Nailed it in one Fennie, I can only agree with you, my otherwise gorgeous Niece has no end of huge tattoos that just look plain daft with any clothes on (!) and only half a tattoo on view.
I don't like them on men either - my Dad always regretted getting his when he joined the Navy during the war (peer pressure) but at least had the common sense to pick something slightly obscure and not incriminating, he had a portrait of Flora MacDonald on his forearm.
HO can't see why anyone would disfigure themselves on purpose with tattoos or weird piercings. His endless skin grafts after the accident only cemented the attitude he already had before it.

A small discrete something on an ankle or wrist etc maybe but not all over the place.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 11th Jul 2018 at 03:00PM

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Fennie's Avatar I think Flora might have been flattered that she was still remembered. Fascinating woman whose life story is well worth a read.

Back home now. The garage tried to 'pump up' the air conditioning system but it went 'pop' (I do like these technical terms) and now they have to order a new condenser which will be a week. Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Fennie on 11th Jul 2018 at 04:15PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Oh Dear! Things aren't meant to go pop on a car. Blink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 12th Jul 2018 at 10:05AM

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Camilla's Avatar Wonder why the garage never told you the air con was not working when you went to buy it, at least you could have waited another week before you parted with your other car Fennie. What about the sensors, hope they sort that out too.

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Jul 2018 at 04:09PM

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Camilla's Avatar Ah Jackson Pollack yes, think I have a large art book on him somewhere on my shelf.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Jul 2018 at 04:10PM

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Camilla's Avatar I don't actually mind tiny tattoos say on top of shoulder but I would be too scared to have one knowing me I would have a serious reaction to it.

Think my late father had tattoo's on his arm he had it done before the second world war. Whether it was a name of my mother can't remember but she divorced him in 1955 and married again.

Posted by: Camilla on 12th Jul 2018 at 04:15PM

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