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Wanderers Ways. Neil Thompson 1961-2021

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18 minutes ago, Winchester White said:

Bloody hell, get yourself indoors with a pint TMGJ!

Can't drink anymore!

Anyway, needed to take the dogs out as they were getting tetchy. We identified the area as somewhere they could run free with no sheep, cattle or big trees.

Just the entrance way where that big boy called it a day!

Pity it wasn't near home as there is several years' worth of fire wood there! 😀

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I’m lucky as I retired early and can now spend a couple of months of the winter out of the UK.

I genuinely feel sorry for our OAP’s as October to March is just an existence from a weather perspective. 

Our “summer” was non-existent and then full steam ahead into Autumn.

Thank god that Xmas was put there to break it all up a little. 

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4 minutes ago, captainmed said:

I’m lucky as I retired young and can now spend a couple of months of the winter out of the UK.

I genuinely feel sorry for our OAP’s as October to March is just an existence from a weather perspective. 

Our “summer” was non-existent and then full steam ahead into Autumn.

Thank god that Xmas was put there to break it all up a little. 

I enjoyed the summer. Hopefully spending more time in the southern hemisphere in our winter.

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18 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

English vineyards are on for a bumper crop, of quality grapes apparently- not all bad.

Frogs throwing wine down the drain

English wine getting better every year.

Brexit climate Bonus 🥰

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1 hour ago, Spider said:

Frogs throwing wine down the drain

English wine getting better every year.

Brexit climate Bonus 🥰

Wet weather presumably playing its part- not what you'd expect from a warming climate!

Just shows what can be achieved by going it alone- freed ourselves from heat extremes and wild fires.

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15 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Wet weather presumably playing its part- not what you'd expect from a warming climate!

Just shows what can be achieved by going it alone- freed ourselves from heat extremes and wild fires.

It’s what I voted for!

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2 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Will you be buying the English wine though?

It is amongst the finest of its type around.

I’m not much of a white wine drinker, though I’ve had a few bottles of English “champagne” and I’ve found it to be a superb drink.

We’re a Thunberg-melting 4 degrees away from being any good at red wine

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1 minute ago, Spider said:

I’m not much of a white wine drinker, though I’ve had a few bottles of English “champagne” and I’ve found it to be a superb drink.

We’re a Thunberg-melting 4 degrees away from being any good at red wine

You should try it.

I've often put links up, but I've found Coddington vineyard exceptional.

What's more, some of the red is already decent.

White castle vineyard across the border in Wales does a good selection of wines.

I've visited a number of places over the years- some aren't producing now (retired) or sold to others- and the ones that did produce reds weren't making poor ones. 

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5 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

You should try it.

I've often put links up, but I've found Coddington vineyard exceptional.

What's more, some of the red is already decent.

White castle vineyard across the border in Wales does a good selection of wines.

I've visited a number of places over the years- some aren't producing now (retired) or sold to others- and the ones that did produce reds weren't making poor ones. 

I’ve tried some English reds but honestly found them a bit average, and not cheap either.

I’m assured by my wino friends that the English whites are elite. (Wouldn’t get away with that on any other threads 😁)

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Would agree that they're not cheap- none are because of economies of scale- and maybe not the best, but they're decent enough.

It wouldn't do the reputation any good to be selling poor stuff.

Wouldn't however buy owt from 'Three Choirs', both from our personal experience there, and rumours from within the business about their practices.

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8 minutes ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Would agree that they're not cheap- none are because of economies of scale- and maybe not the best, but they're decent enough.

It wouldn't do the reputation any good to be selling poor stuff.

Wouldn't however buy owt from 'Three Choirs', both from our personal experience there, and rumours from within the business about their practices.

Anti freeze?

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11 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Wet weather presumably playing its part- not what you'd expect from a warming climate!

Heard something on the radio that is exactly what it is 

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/climate-change/effects-of-climate-change#:~:text=Warmer air can hold more,of changes in wind patterns.

Warmer air can hold more water, so rainfall is increasing on average across the world. In some places, rainfall is becoming more intense as well..

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19 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

English vineyards are on for a bumper crop, of quality grapes apparently- not all bad.

I harvested 2kg off my vine yesterday. Not enough to do much with, so I think Mrs Sweep is going to make some jam or something with them. I'm hoping in another year or two, I'll have enough to attempt to make some wine

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6 hours ago, Zico said:

Heard something on the radio that is exactly what it is 

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/climate-change/effects-of-climate-change#:~:text=Warmer air can hold more,of changes in wind patterns.

Warmer air can hold more water, so rainfall is increasing on average across the world. In some places, rainfall is becoming more intense as well..

Of course warm air can hold more water.

But warmer weather also can mean longer periods of hot, dry, drought like conditions. 

Exactly what we're seeing, and why over the years our wine is improving, as more sugars are created.

So long as sufficient rainfall occurs at the right time then all is good.

Just that wet periods don't immediately convey an image of global warming. 

The predictions of more intense weather either way have been spot on.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

Of course warm air can hold more water.

But warmer weather also can mean longer periods of hot, dry, drought like conditions. 

Exactly what we're seeing, and why over the years our wine is improving, as more sugars are created.

So long as sufficient rainfall occurs at the right time then all is good.

Just that wet periods don't immediately convey an image of global warming. 

The predictions of more intense weather either way have been spot on.

Do you know where most of the moisture in the air comes from? I'll give you a small clue, it's not from the land...

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3 hours ago, Tonge moor green jacket said:

 

Just that wet periods don't immediately convey an image of global warming. .

 

I know, that was my point, I thought the same too so was surprised that in actual fact global warming will lead to more rain, and more intense rain

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