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Started by HerrWalrus on Sep 12, 2018 5:22:11 PM
The dark days are coming..

Have you sorted out your bike lamps yet?

mancurse - 12 Sep 2018 17:25:11 (#1 of 67)

8 weeks before the clocks go back, 2 months of summer left, how DARE you try and bring me down with talk of bloody winter!

FredDee - 12 Sep 2018 17:46:14 (#2 of 67)

it is now officially autumn at least because in the past few days the cat has not only deigned to enter the main room of the house but has started sleeping for hours on end on a particular chair.

thisonehasalittlehat - 12 Sep 2018 18:17:55 (#3 of 67)

Miserable summer too.

HerrWalrus - 12 Sep 2018 18:25:21 (#4 of 67)

Borissey there...

tasselhoff - 12 Sep 2018 18:26:29 (#5 of 67)

Pfft. It was 32° yesterday and 31 today. Big storm coming in though.

HerrWalrus - 12 Sep 2018 18:59:41 (#6 of 67)

It's not the nightfall getting earlier that's depressing - it's the days like today when it's overcast and you're lucky to see ten minutes of the sun's rays.

Tomnoddy - 12 Sep 2018 19:06:59 (#7 of 67)

I had a brisk 7 mile walk under Naismith's Rule around Suffolk this morning. Ideal weather for it. Then spent the afternoon digging up geraniums and filling a hole by the pond. Again ideal weather. Sun came out about 20 minutes ago. Great day.

KizzyK - 12 Sep 2018 19:47:16 (#8 of 67)

Absolutely stunning sunset here in Suffolk tonight. I know winter is on its way because my house has been colonised by giant spiders in the last couple of days. Happens every autumn!

DesEsseintes - 12 Sep 2018 19:52:18 (#9 of 67)

Winter comes in on the tail of the last horse in the Leger, as they used to say.

You have till Saturday afternoon.

widenation - 12 Sep 2018 19:58:03 (#10 of 67)

Put the central heating on yesterday - just to check it all works mind.

mancurse - 12 Sep 2018 20:03:44 (#11 of 67)

I have those giant spiders, didn't realise it was a seasonal thing. There's one in the bathroom, I'm happy when I can see him, as he spends hours in the same place, occasionally stretching a leg or moving half an inch up or down the wall. When he isn't visible I worry - is he hiding inside my bath towel/pyjamas? Or behind my cosmetics? I accidentally displaced him the other day when I pulled down the blind - he must have been lurking on it - and down he fell, two or three feet, massive thud on landing (well, not really a massive thud, but audible).

barkis - 12 Sep 2018 20:06:08 (#12 of 67)

I spent the day watching cricket at Headingley. It was like June - I was glad for the odd breeze to cool me down.

waxwing - 12 Sep 2018 20:12:42 (#13 of 67)

Today was a little chilly, relatively, but here in London's fashionable London we're looking at max daytime temperatures not dipping below 20C for the next two weeks. Pretty good for mid to late September.

In other words, summer passes into lovely, fleeting autumn; don't be too ready to embrace winter's frigid charm quite yet.

Verdigris - 12 Sep 2018 20:50:27 (#14 of 67)

Had to put my fleece on at work for the first time in many months.

KizzyK - 12 Sep 2018 21:43:51 (#15 of 67)


Pinkgum - 12 Sep 2018 21:59:10 (#16 of 67)

It's dark when I cycle to work, has been for the last few weeks.

I don't mind the darker days after all the infernal heat we have had.

WibbleAgain - 12 Sep 2018 22:21:22 (#17 of 67)

When I saw this thread earlier, I thought what a spoil sport: today was a beautiful sunny day and I spent most of it lounging in the garden in between little jobs.

Then the sun went down and it suddenly went very cold. I went out to the greenhouse to get some tomatoes for supper and it was 9C outside at 8pm. I turned the heating on.

DesEsseintes - 12 Sep 2018 22:25:01 (#18 of 67)

I have the heating on again now, but it only comes on when it drops cold. Don't understand how it works, like. :)

uranrising - 13 Sep 2018 11:19:19 (#19 of 67)

how DARE you try and bring me down with talk of bloody winter!

Would talk of autumn first be ok?

helbel - 13 Sep 2018 11:35:40 (#20 of 67)

Heating came on this morning for the first time. ((((Autumn)))))

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