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Old 26.08.2018, 22:25
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Re: Weather!

It's a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45314963
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Old 26.08.2018, 22:30
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It's a Bank Holiday weekend in the UK.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-45314963
Even the Pope got drenched in Ireland this weekend.
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Old 01.09.2018, 21:35
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Just had a few lovely days in Loèche-les-Bains and Lavey-les-Bains with a friend she got quite sunburnt on Thursday. So grey, cold and damp today here- but the light today was amazing.

Trying to resist putting radiators on ...
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Old 04.09.2018, 17:26
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Gorgeous, warm, bright - early autumn day. Had to drive to La Chaux-de-Fonds, and never seen so many buzzards and red kites in one day- soaring in the warm currents- they were everywhere on the Jura.
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Old 04.09.2018, 21:01
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Re: Weather!

The entire summer should have been like today: a fresh breeze, beautiful white fluffy clouds that occasionally hid the sun, and a temperature of about 25. It could have been a couple of degrees cooler, but I'll take the whole package any day
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Old 04.09.2018, 21:36
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Thought the swallows had gone, as it had all gone quite around the house - but when I was in my jakuzzi tonight- there were dozens and dozens of house martins flying really, really high- as high as skylarks - and there were 5 deer just above me by the woods. Took Emma (doglet) for a walk up to the woods just now as it got dark - and the bats were out in force. Got binocs to watch the deer, but they had gone back into the woods as darkness fell.

This morning, 3 hobbies were going crazy flying around the Church steeple in front of us - calling and swooping. They nest in a huge old pine tree just in front of us- feeding on 'our' swallows and other birds, and the massive dragonflies that hatch from the wild pond at the bottom of the garden.
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The air temp and the water temp pretty much the same so no shock jumping into the Llmmat
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Old 05.09.2018, 01:13
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The air temp and the water temp pretty much the same so no shock jumping into the Llmmat
Imagine if you could do that in mid-summer at the hour you posted at!

Oh, you can, thanks to summer time.
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Oh, you can, thanks to summer time.
Yes I could thanks to summer.
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Old 06.09.2018, 09:55
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Re: Weather!

And it's raining!
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Old 06.09.2018, 10:23
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Yuk- rain, grey and cold ...

time to go to Italy, me thinks.
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Old 06.09.2018, 11:30
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Yuk- rain, grey and cold ...

time to go to Italy, me thinks.


I love it! At last! We were back to 30C in Geneva yesterday with classrooms full of overheated teenagers...but today is Jeûne Genevois, a bank holiday to enjoy a lovely plum tart and a cup of tea while watching all this wonderful rain!
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Old 06.09.2018, 11:32
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Thought the swallows had gone, as it had all gone quite around the house - but when I was in my jakuzzi tonight- there were dozens and dozens of house martins flying really, really high- as high as skylarks - and there were 5 deer just above me by the woods. Took Emma (doglet) for a walk up to the woods just now as it got dark - and the bats were out in force. Got binocs to watch the deer, but they had gone back into the woods as darkness fell.

This morning, 3 hobbies were going crazy flying around the Church steeple in front of us - calling and swooping. They nest in a huge old pine tree just in front of us- feeding on 'our' swallows and other birds, and the massive dragonflies that hatch from the wild pond at the bottom of the garden.


A lovely fauna description and a subtle hint that you can enjoy the luxury of a Jacuzzi while the rest of us are at work.
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Old 06.09.2018, 11:35
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time to go to Italy, me thinks.
Or Zurich. It's still clinging onto the sunshine. At least for a bit longer.
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Old 06.09.2018, 12:16
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Nah- no offence - but Tuscany wins ahahaha - same place for the 12th time in 13 years lol.
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Old 06.09.2018, 12:52
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...but today is Jeûne Genevois, a bank holiday to enjoy a lovely plum tart and a cup of tea while watching all this wonderful rain!
Nice to see traditions being upheld. And that's a satisfying one to uphold, too!
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Old 06.09.2018, 18:03
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... the point being that everyone had plums galore for free at this time of year, and made their own pastry with cheap local butter and flour - so eating plum tart saved the family lots of money- that they could then donate to charity.

Seems most people have forgotten about this bit - well the whole point actually.
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Old 06.09.2018, 18:09
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... the point being that everyone had plums galore for free at this time of year, and made their own pastry with cheap local butter and flour - so eating plum tart saved the family lots of money- that they could then donate to charity.

Seems most people have forgotten about this bit - well the whole point actually.
It does rather ruin the jeûne aspect, though...
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Old 06.09.2018, 20:44
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jeune / jeûne

the circonflex makes all the difference

A bit like

repétez

and

répétez
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Old 06.09.2018, 23:56
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the circonflex makes all the difference

A bit like

repétez

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répétez
Yes. Obviously. That's why I included the circumflex, because I'm pretty sure there's no holiday for youthful people from Geneva.
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