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SimonH
11th December 2014, 13:07
Landed in Manila 4 hours ago. Traffic hasn't changed :crazy: one bag missing but a similar one left on the carousel :Erm: all of Charleighs clothes and toiletries in it, lucky we some spare :smile:
Oh and back on topic it's blinking hot and humid :biggrin:

Michael Parnham
11th December 2014, 13:28
Landed in Manila 4 hours ago. Traffic hasn't changed :crazy: one bag missing but a similar one left on the carousel :Erm: all of Charleighs clothes and toiletries in it, lucky we some spare :smile:

Oh and back on topic it's blinking hot and humid :biggrin:

Sorry to hear about the missing bag, but have a great time anyway, good luck on your travels! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
11th December 2014, 17:44
Aw, shame about the bag.

Have a great holiday. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
11th December 2014, 23:54
Aw, shame about the bag.

Have a great holiday. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Cheers, hopefully who ever took it will contact Emirates when they open it to find a bag full of baby clothes. We know the person who left a similar one are booked on a flight on 1st January and they will be asked about it then if they don't make contact before.

Michael Parnham
12th December 2014, 08:14
Rain rain and more rain this morning! :raining:

SimonH
13th December 2014, 06:18
Warm and wet in Manila :Erm:

Terpe
13th December 2014, 06:23
Very hot here last week riding around Davao Gulf in a smallish banka.

Michael Parnham
13th December 2014, 06:41
Dry but cold this morning :freezin:

SimonH
13th December 2014, 07:39
Hot and sunny now in Angeles :biggrin:

stevewool
13th December 2014, 09:50
Hot here too. Hang about - I am still under the duvet :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:

fred
13th December 2014, 10:20
Hot and sunny now in Angeles :biggrin:

Hope it doesn't get too hot in Angeles.
You behave yourself!

grahamw48
13th December 2014, 11:18
Angeles ? :cwm25:

Arthur Little
13th December 2014, 12:25
................................ *Warm and wet in Manila :Erm:



You behave yourself!

:cwm24: ... does it look as if he is? *:yeahthat:!

SimonH
13th December 2014, 14:05
I'm people watching :biggrin: amazing how much nice attention you get with baby Charleigh sat in my knee. :wink: Oh, Shey's here too :icon_lol:

grahamw48
13th December 2014, 15:14
I know how it feels Simon.

My (then) little boy lived there off and on from being a baby. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I used to carry him around on my back in one of those baby carrier things. On the Jeepneys too. Always the centre of attention...him, that is. :biggrin:
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http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag455/grahamw58/Richwithducks_zpsc47b7883.jpg

Michael Parnham
15th December 2014, 08:00
Oh dear, rain again, pouring down every couple of hours, also very cold! :raining::freezin::Erm:

SimonH
15th December 2014, 08:46
I know how it feels Simon.

My (then) little boy lived there off and on from being a baby. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I used to carry him around on my back in one of those baby carrier things. On the Jeepneys too. Always the centre of attention...him, that is. :biggrin:
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http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag455/grahamw58/Richwithducks_zpsc47b7883.jpg

Hey, great pic Graham :xxgrinning--00xx3: think it makes a pleasant change for people to see a genuine couple with baby in this area. Can't say I'm not enjoying the attention Charleigh attracts :wink:

SimonH
15th December 2014, 08:53
Cheers, hopefully who ever took it will contact Emirates when they open it to find a bag full of baby clothes. We know the person who left a similar one are booked on a flight on 1st January and they will be asked about it then if they don't make contact before.


Well a quick update... Yesterday the woman who left her bag called Emirates to say she's left by mistake and thought her friend had picked her bag up but denied having our bag :Erm:

Today she phones them back and says she's found our bag :icon_lol: when I questioned Emirates on this their explanation was that she is Asian :NoNo:

Anyway Shey is happy as we went and bought loads of new baby clothes today and we'll get our bag back tomorrow :Erm:

Back on topic, I'm enjoying an ice cold SM in the overcast but hot weather :biggrin:

Terpe
15th December 2014, 09:18
After the usual blue sky and warm morning the afternoon temperature dropped to around 26 C with a very heavy downpour of rain.

Warm rain though :wink:

grahamw48
15th December 2014, 09:54
I'm not jealous of you guys in 'paradise' . :cwm3:

Michael Parnham
19th December 2014, 07:11
Very dry this morning, cooler than yesterday clear sky at the moment!:Erm:

Terpe
19th December 2014, 09:24
More of the same here in Davao City.
Clear blue sky until around 4pm then turned cloudy and cooler with rain showers.
Sometimes quite heavy.
:raining:

Always warm rain though. Makes all the difference
:wink:

grahamw48
19th December 2014, 14:38
Sunny, cold and very windy.

Nearly blown to a standstill on my pushbike ! :doh

Michael Parnham
20th December 2014, 05:58
Very breezy cold and dry, hopefully it will stay dry so that I can cut the grass today! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
20th December 2014, 07:39
Very breezy cold and dry, hopefully it will stay dry so that I can cut the grass today! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

My grass needs cutting.
I don't have anything to cut it with though :Erm:

Ako Si Jamie
20th December 2014, 09:52
My grass needs cutting.
I don't have anything to cut it with though :Erm:

Borrow a caribou? :wink:

fred
20th December 2014, 13:29
My grass needs cutting.
I don't have anything to cut it with though :Erm:

Didn't I suggest sending over a good petrol lawn mower?
Oops..Sorry.
You can get them here for about 200 Quid.
Petrol strimmer`s are around 18k but they don't seem to last long..we are on our 4th and the crank shaft and piston have just gone!! Only a year old. Grrr!
The lawn mower that we had sent from the UK is still going strong though, 4 years later. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
20th December 2014, 15:21
Didn't I suggest sending over a good petrol lawn mower?
Oops..Sorry.
You can get them here for about 200 Quid.
Petrol strimmer`s are around 18k but they don't seem to last long..we are on our 4th and the crank shaft and piston have just gone!! Only a year old. Grrr!
The lawn mower that we had sent from the UK is still going strong though, 4 years later. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I had a lovely petrol lawn mower fitted with a sweet Briggs & Stratton engine.

To be honest I don't want to mow a lawn.
My lawn mowing says are gone.
Thinking how nice a concrete area would be. Useful too.

:biggrin:

stevewool
20th December 2014, 15:44
I had a lovely petrol lawn mower fitted with a sweet Briggs & Stratton engine.

To be honest I don't want to mow a lawn.
My lawn mowing says are gone.
Thinking how nice a concrete area would be. Useful too.

:biggrin:

I am with you on that one Peter

grahamw48
20th December 2014, 16:46
Cheap enough to have a local go over it with his strimmer. :smile:

My girl uses scissors to cut the lawns...even though they do have a lawn mower. :biggrin:

Longweekend
20th December 2014, 17:31
Just plant Bermuda grass it doesn't need cutting...:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
20th December 2014, 18:41
Cheap enough to have a local go over it with his strimmer.:smile:

My girl uses scissors to cut the lawns...even though they do have a lawn mower. :biggrin:

A lot of foreigners employ a local to cut the lawn with scissors, seems the most popular way to keep the grass well maintained in the Philippines! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
20th December 2014, 18:55
A lot of foreigners employ a local to cut the lawn with scissors, seems the most popular way to keep the grass well maintained in the Philippines! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Having resorted to this practice myself on the odd occasion, :iagree: it IS feasible ... albeit - in terms of the amount of time it takes - it's hardly a shortcut!

Michael Parnham
24th December 2014, 08:09
First rain last night since last Thursday, but dry and cold this morning also very fresh, possibly a nice day ahead! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

John_10
24th December 2014, 10:05
Rained all day yesterday in sunny Rossendale. But today, sun's out, nice fresh morning, no frost - could be a good day :smile:

Terpe
24th December 2014, 16:51
More of the same here.
Warm sunshine from blue sky in the morning and early afternoon followed by warm showers early evening.

Doubt it's going to change much over the week. :biggrin:

Found another wonderful Halo Halo over at SM Lanang :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Bit pricey at P99 but very tasty.

Michael Parnham
26th December 2014, 08:17
Dry at the moment but snow expected later!

tiger31
26th December 2014, 10:25
No snow here yet in Corby, but when it comes the missus wants me to write "Brian loves Dora" in the snow. It turns her on apparently. :biggrin: She must think we,re stupid teenagers all over again, lol!

Michael Parnham
26th December 2014, 20:14
Just collected Maritess from work and "guess what?" Heavy thick snow and loads of it! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Ako Si Jamie
26th December 2014, 20:18
Just a sprinkling here. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Longweekend
26th December 2014, 20:24
Just rain here....:NoNo:

grahamw48
26th December 2014, 21:11
I'd better look outside ! :cwm24:


....rain. :)

stevewool
26th December 2014, 21:43
Lots and lots of snow here, a few inches already

Trefor
26th December 2014, 23:48
We arrived in Southern Spain this morning, me thinking "yes, we have escaped the snow", only for Rose to say "aw, we're missing the snow". I told her the winter hasn't got started properly yet and there will be plenty more (I've just fitted winter tyres to her car so I want to play anyway ��).

les_taxi
26th December 2014, 23:58
Been working tonight in light snow - the winter tyres are worth it. Tried skidding but no luck, lol

Michael Parnham
27th December 2014, 08:50
Snow shovelling shortly, may do the whole cul-de-sac, keep me busy for a couple of hours, it would be nice if one of my neighbours will join me but I don't suppose anyone will, the one who would have given me a hand is in South Africa for the Christmas season, shame!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
27th December 2014, 09:19
Been working tonight in light snow - the winter tyres are worth it. Tried skidding but no luck, lol

I used to fit snow tyres to my car and it made a huge difference.
Large pwerful engines with automatic transmission don't make good partners with snow and ice.
I could almost anything with snow tyres. Got a set from Costco years ago for less than 100

SimonH
27th December 2014, 10:08
The trouble with modern day cars is the trend for low profile wide tyres. Compare a modern day Range Rover to a proper Land Rover and the Land Rover will go up a snow covered mountain with no worries, whereas the Range Rover is more at home doing a school run :cwm25:
Yes, I do own a Range Rover :cwm25:

grahamw48
27th December 2014, 11:07
My (various) little Morris 1000s were the best cars in snow.

Skinny wheels to cut through the snow, light weight, good ground clearance, low torque low power engine. Starting handle ! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Next best...the 'proper' MIni.

stevewool
27th December 2014, 11:26
its all down to the driver:xxparty-smiley-004:

imagine
27th December 2014, 11:46
My (various) little Morris 1000s were the best cars in snow.

Skinny wheels to cut through the snow, light weight, good ground clearance, low torque low power engine. Starting handle ! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Next best...the 'proper' MIni.

Had 2 or 3 mini's, great handling in snow, great on ice, not the most comfy of motors, but great to handle in any road condition :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
28th December 2014, 07:53
Very icy but dry this morning, -4% forcast dry cold & sunshine all day :freezin::sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
28th December 2014, 08:44
Overcast with light rain all day so far.
Went out for jog and still got sweating very quickly.

I got lots of warnings that I'll catch a cold :icon_lol:

stevewool
28th December 2014, 09:46
Did you pack any Lemsips Peter?

Terpe
28th December 2014, 11:09
Did you pack any Lemsips Peter?

:icon_lol::icon_lol:
I don't know where the idea comes from that rain on the head gives you a cold and fever
:icon_lol::icon_lol:

I've no Lemsips Steve, but I did pack Immodium Instants (thank goodness for that after scoffing down some street foods)
:icon_lol:

raynaputi
28th December 2014, 12:27
Only a day of snow in Denbigh. :thumbsdown: We've still got some snow in the garden but the sun is shining brightly now.

I don't really like heavy snow, mind you. But it happened at night and I didn't have time to play and have photos and videos outside! :cwm3:

grahamw48
28th December 2014, 14:12
Aaah good...found the remote. :xxgrinning--00xx3::biggrin:


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCSFcbUgUU

Ako Si Jamie
28th December 2014, 15:28
Sunny here. No weather bombs as yet.

Michael Parnham
28th December 2014, 16:39
Aaah good...found the remote. :xxgrinning--00xx3::biggrin:


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqCSFcbUgUU

Very nice! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
28th December 2014, 16:40
Forecast for tomorrow, same as today, dry and sunny! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
29th December 2014, 09:04
Warm and sunny, there's a senior girls school pool Christmas party going on at the hotel. It's a hard life, but someone's got to do it :wink:

stevewool
29th December 2014, 09:51
Are you the acting lifeguard there now then Simon?

SimonH
29th December 2014, 09:58
Are you the acting lifeguard there now then Simon?

Always there to help a damsel in distress, and sometimes out of one :biggrin:

Michael Parnham
30th December 2014, 07:43
-2 at the moment. Nice and dry, still very icy but looks like becoming milder later! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
30th December 2014, 09:58
+ 30 C at the moment
Usually drops to around 25 C at night

We had a break from the rain today but it's forecast to return everyday.
Forecasted daytime temps of 32 C

Not sure if our New Years Day beach picnic will actually go ahead :Erm:

If I'm honest I've missed the traditional Xmas dinner day of eating and drinking.
We always did the same New Year's Day too.

A BBQ on the beach just doesn't do it for me at the moment.
I'll enjoy the friendly banter though :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
31st December 2014, 13:52
Very sunny and dry! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
31st December 2014, 14:48
At last, the frost has gone !

I will go out on my bike for some exercise. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
1st January 2015, 08:49
11 degrees at the moment and the snow has almost disappeared. Very comfortable! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
1st January 2015, 09:21
A chilly 25 and raining here :cwm25:

fred
1st January 2015, 12:01
A chilly 25 and raining here :cwm25:

Dreadful.

SimonH
4th January 2015, 09:22
Travelled up to 100 islands for a week, blue skies, white beach, swaying palm trees and cold SMB :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
4th January 2015, 12:53
Blue skies as far as one can see, 3 degrees - icy everywhere - beautiful day! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
4th January 2015, 15:13
Blue skies this morning.
This afternoon cooled down nicely enough to spend a couple of hours swimming :Jump:

Michael Parnham
5th January 2015, 07:59
A little milder this morning no frost, looks as though things may change as the day goes on, will check later! :Erm:

Terpe
5th January 2015, 15:32
It was cooler here this morning too at 25C :wink:

Strolled around looking for another house. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

fred
12th January 2015, 00:37
This is the coldest its been in years here.. 22 C.
I can feel a shiver coming on.

Terpe
12th January 2015, 01:55
It's a bit overcast and cool here in Davao too. 25C at the moment.

More rain expected just as I need to go out

fred
12th January 2015, 02:08
It's a bit overcast and cool here in Davao too. 25C at the moment.

More rain expected just as I need to go out

I have a hectare of Bermuda grass left to plant. Its definitely warming me up a bit!

stevewool
12th January 2015, 02:29
Just nice here in panglao, got caught out in the rain yesterday and even the wind wiped a few umbrellas up into the sea, all part of the fun of life in the sun

fred
12th January 2015, 03:50
Just nice here in panglao, got caught out in the rain yesterday and even the wind wiped a few umbrellas up into the sea, all part of the fun of life in the sun

The weather is pleasant enough,just a shame not more sun for your beach holiday Steve.
Lets hope it doesn't rain too much this week.
(even though I need the rain for my new grass!)

SimonH
12th January 2015, 03:58
A pleasant 28C and sunny here :smile:

stevewool
12th January 2015, 03:58
A holiday is a holiday, no work, just trying to keep Ems fed and me happy clicking away even in the rain. If you are free anytime this week, how about a drink and a chat?

stevewool
12th January 2015, 04:04
That's nice, not too sure here, lying out just in pants, so it's warm enough :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
12th January 2015, 04:23
That's nice, not too sure here, lying out just in pants, so it's warm enough :xxgrinning--00xx3:

That's lovely picture you've painted there Steve, hope no one else is eating their breakfast as they read that :icon_lol:

stevewool
12th January 2015, 04:27
That's lovely picture you've painted there Steve, hope no one else is eating their breakfast as they read that :icon_lol:

Could be worse - I could be naked! :yikes:

fred
12th January 2015, 04:30
A holiday is a holiday, no work, just trying to keep Ems fed and me happy clicking away even in the rain. If you are free anytime this week, how about a drink and a chat?

I`ll be in the Billabong probably on Thursday about 4 PM.. Its about 5 mins from Alona on a trike along the road on your right.. The driver will know.

See you then if ya like?

stevewool
12th January 2015, 04:41
That's a date Fred, shall I wear a red rose so you know it's me? :icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:

fred
12th January 2015, 05:05
That's a date Fred, shall I wear a red rose so you know it's me? :icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:

OK deal.. I`ll look for a smart Englishman wearing a red rose..
That should be a laugh!

If you can find one, I`ll be impressed! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
12th January 2015, 06:23
OK deal.. I`ll look for a smart Englishman wearing a red rose..
That should be a laugh!

If you can find one,I`ll be impressed! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

You never know Fred, he may turn up in just his pants :omg:

Michael Parnham
12th January 2015, 07:21
Very, very windy and wet this morning!

jake
12th January 2015, 08:18
It was 18C this morning here in the boonies. The wife was wearing a fleece jacket earlier :36_1_26[1]::crazy:

No rain either, which is a pleasant change, as we haven't had a full day without rain since November :Jump:

jake
12th January 2015, 08:20
You never know Fred, he may turn up in just his pants :omg:

Pants not a problem at the Billabong
Ordering a shandy and complaining about second hand smoke. Well, that's another story!

Steve.r
12th January 2015, 08:45
It was 18C this morning here in the boonies. The wife was wearing a fleece jacket earlier :36_1_26[1]::crazy:

No rain either, which is a pleasant change, as we haven't had a full day without rain since November :Jump:Charie said to me this morning that it was windy and sent me a photo of Vincent riding his go-cart wearing a winter coat we bought for him last year in wintery Shanghai lol

Terpe
12th January 2015, 13:33
Cool breeze all day here. No sign of the forecast rain.
We had a very successful day and accomplished everything we needed to do.
Including a visit to the hospital as my wife still didn't recover from her fever and cough.
Two x-rays and two consulatations. All clear thanks God so just take the meds and antibiotics.

Actually managed to get her into a jeepney :xxgrinning--00xx3: She enjoyed it (to a point) but complained it was hot.
I told her to put her head out of the window opening :Help1:

Michael Parnham
13th January 2015, 07:58
2 degrees at the moment but nice and dry with a slight fresh breeze! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
14th January 2015, 06:29
http://filipinaroses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9257&d=1421213129

Not too bad a day really.
I'd rather have it cloudy when I busy.

I been here for 2 months now and still find it very tough to do much physical work.
Beside which, the low cost of labour is just too tempting.

SimonH
14th January 2015, 06:33
29 and sunny here today, 5 and sunny according to the forecast for tomorrow :yikes:

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 06:55
2 degrees at the moment also a covering of snow/ looks like 30 degrees for us tomorrow! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
14th January 2015, 06:58
I'm guessing that Simon, you'll be arriving to UK tomorrow :bigcry:

and that Michael, you'll be arriving to Philippines tomorrow :Jump:

Bon voyage both :airline:

SimonH
14th January 2015, 07:06
2 degrees at the moment also a covering of snow/ looks like 30 degrees for us tomorrow! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

:biggrin: I'll wave as we pass in the skies, hope the Pope's visit doesn't interrupt your flight. My flight leaves at 0020 so should be ok :Erm:

SimonH
14th January 2015, 07:06
I'm guessing that Simon, you'll be arriving to UK tomorrow :bigcry:

and that Michael, you'll be arriving to Philippines tomorrow :Jump:

Bon voyage both :airline:


Thank you Sir :smile:

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 07:36
I'm guessing that Simon, you'll be arriving to UK tomorrow :bigcry:

and that Michael, you'll be arriving to Philippines tomorrow :Jump:

Bon voyage both :airline:

Thank you Peter. I did ask on another thread - a couple of weeks ago - do you fancy visiting Siquijor whilst we're there?

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 07:39
:biggrin: I'll wave as we pass in the skies, hope the Pope's visit doesn't interrupt your flight. My flight leaves at 0020 so should be ok :Erm:

We'll be flying to Cebu Simon, so should be ok. You have a nice journey home. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
14th January 2015, 08:27
Thank you Peter, I did ask on another thread - a couple of weeks ago - do you fancy visiting Siquijor whilst we're there?

Yes, Michael, it was a very kind suggestion.

I researched it the very next day. To be honest, it's a very difficult route.

I don't want to say no at this time. But I doubt I can find a reasonable way.

I'll look at the possibilities again once my wife has recovered. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

In the meantime, have a wonderful trip and I hope you'll get an internet connection there in Siquijor and stay in touch on the forum during the quiet times. :icon_lol:

(Means Philippine time Hehehe)

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 08:43
Yes, Michael, it was a very kind suggestion.

I researched it the very next day. To be honest, it's a very difficult route.

I don't want to say no at this time. But I doubt I can find a reasonable way.

I'll look at the possibilities again once my wife has recovered. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

In the meantime, have a wonderful trip and I hope you'll get an internet connection there in Siquijor and stay in touch on the forum during the quiet times :icon_lol:

(Means Philippine time Hehehe)

I understand Peter, no problem. Hope your good lady recovers soon. Also, with reference to internet in Siquijor, don't know, but Phone signal is terrible (we have to walk partway up the mountain to get a connection) but will try. I'll ask Maritess to try internet on her iphone. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
14th January 2015, 15:46
:smile: Bon Voyage to our intrepid travellers ... in BOTH directions tomorrow. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
14th January 2015, 15:55
:smile: Bon Voyage to our intrepid travellers ... in BOTH directions tomorrow. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thanks Arthur :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Sat in the lounge at NAIA at the moment, the good news is I've been upgraded on the Dubai to London leg of the journey :biggrin:

Arthur Little
14th January 2015, 16:03
Thanks Arthur :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Sat in the lounge at NAIA at the moment, the good news is I've been upgraded on the Dubai to London leg of the journey :biggrin:

:yeahthat:'s good news, Simon ... it'll ensure an altogether more comfortable flight on the final stage of your homeward journey. :biggrin:

grahamw48
14th January 2015, 16:14
Thanks Arthur :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Sat in the lounge at NAIA at the moment, the good news is I've been upgraded on the Dubai to London leg of the journey :biggrin:

Well done you jammy git. :xxgrinning--00xx3: :biggrin:

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 18:09
:biggrin: I'll wave as we pass in the skies, hope the Pope's visit doesn't interrupt your flight. My flight leaves at 0020 so should be ok :Erm:

To wave is better than bumping into each other:Wave::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
14th January 2015, 18:11
:smile: Bon Voyage to our intrepid travellers ... in BOTH directions tomorrow. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Thank you Arthur, will miss you! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
15th January 2015, 15:21
Well done you jammy git. :xxgrinning--00xx3: :biggrin:

Damn it's cold. Well I must admit the second leg of the flight was very pleasurable, especially as the steward insisted that I try all of their expensive wines, including a few glasses of Dom Perignon, hic :biggrin:

grahamw48
15th January 2015, 15:35
Huh. Enjoy the jetlag. :biggrin:

Arthur Little
16th January 2015, 03:11
Huh. Enjoy the jetlag. :biggrin:

Hah, :laughitupsmilie: ... you mean the hangover! :biggrin:

Arthur Little
16th January 2015, 03:18
Hah, :laughitupsmilie: ... you mean the hangover! :biggrin:

:icon_sorry:, Simon ... I know the :freezin: temperatures are bound to've sobered you up by now, and you'll be feeling a whole lot better. :wink:

Terpe
17th January 2015, 06:56
Not too bad here in Davao City.

At least I can get some jobs done :xxgrinning--00xx3:

http://filipinaroses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9263&d=1421474009

Terpe
17th January 2015, 07:00
Very sad for the Pope's visit to Tacloban as he was forced to leave so early due to the forecasted weather which threatened to ground all flights out.

Really a pity for those people waiting and hoping for a glimspe of him.

Not sure he had any reasonable options........

http://filipinaroses.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=9264&d=1421474030

As usual we watched on TV

My Bro-in-law was at Manila Cathedral yesterday :Jump:

Terpe
30th January 2015, 13:26
Well it rained all day here in Davao City. Not a really heavy rain but a pretty consistent downpour.
The temperature varied between 22-24C and felt colder.
Put on a sweatshirt and pair of jeans to go to the local market. First time for long trousers since I arrived. Well except to my visit to the
Immigration Office :wink:

Hope the weather picks up a bit tomorrow. I didn't relocate half way around the planet to wear long trousers and feel chilly :Cuckoo:

stevewool
30th January 2015, 15:56
Could be worse Peter, you could be here! :biggrin:

Terpe
1st February 2015, 14:48
It's been a very pleasant day weather wise.
Between 26 - 28C . Not too hot.
I was able to get my grass cut this morning and still feel energetic enough for a stroll.
Worked up a decent thirst and decided to have another BBQ dinner.

I seem to spend most evenings enjoying an ice cold beer and a traditional BBQ
Coconut husks as firefighters and coconut shell charcoal. Beautiful.

stevewool
1st February 2015, 16:11
All sounds wonderful to me Peter

Terpe
2nd February 2015, 01:37
Cold mornings to persist

Filipinos will continue to wake up to cold mornings in the first two to three weeks of February.

The northeast monsoon or amihan is expected to persist this month, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The months of January and February are generally the coldest in the Philippines, the weather bureau said.

It expects a gradual weakening of the northeast monsoon in the early part of March.

PAGASA said the coldest temperatures recorded so far in Metro Manila and Baguio City since the onset of the amihan last October were 18.1 degrees Celsius and 10.4 degrees Celsius.

No tropical cyclone is expected to affect the country this week, PAGASA added.

However, the northeast monsoon will still bring cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, Bicol, parts of Central Luzon and Eastern Visayas.

Metro Manila will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

Caraga and Davao regions will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms.

In a climate outlook last week, PAGASA saw a slim chance of tropical cyclone development this month.

It warned the public of big waves over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon and eastern seaboard of Luzon and Visayas due to the surge of the northeast monsoon.

Source (http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2015/02/02/1419223/cold-mornings-persist)

Terpe
2nd February 2015, 01:42
It's a good few degrees cooler here in my part of Davao City.
It doesn't rain everyday but maybe every other day.
The breeze has gotten quite a lot cooler and stronger down on the beach.
Good, makes it a quieter place for exploring.

Terpe
3rd February 2015, 08:40
Siberian winds bring coldest day on Tuesday

http://1-ps.googleusercontent.com/hk/8Ej_RX2NZOuQFXTAduxSTxjZzh/newsinfo.inquirer.net/files/2015/02/620x334xmtsat-feb-3-2015-1201pm.jpg.pagespeed.ic.QY3z3mw6wTy5vS8-92-_.jpg

The northeast monsoon blowing from the frozen region of Siberia in Russia pushed the temperature down to 18 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila Tuesday morning—the coldest yet for 2015.

And it may get colder in the following days, said Shaira Nonot of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Nonot said the coldest temperature was recorded at 6:45 a.m.

The new record beat the level set last January 26 when the temperature dropped to 18.5 degrees Celsius.

Nonot said the northeast monsoon, or amihan which began in October, usually peaked in January or February. Nonot said cold weather would likely prevail until early March.

The all-time low temperature record in Metro Manila was at 14.9 degrees Celsius on March 1, 1963.

Baguio City also experienced its coldest temperature since the onset of northeast monsoon on Monday at 9.8 degrees Celsius.

Source (http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/670054/siberian-winds-bring-coldest-day-on-tuesday)

Terpe
3rd February 2015, 08:41
Back to 28C today in Davao City.
However, the wind has picked up a bit and it doesn't feel that hot.
Have to be extra cautious not to get sunburnt :wink:

Terpe
6th February 2015, 14:40
Don't know what happened to our weather today :Erm:
It was very very hot all day. I like hot weather but today was something else.
Both of stayed in the house between 11am and 4pm with a fan going.
We walked to the local market just around 4pm and it was very pleasant with a slight breeze.

Feeling tired now despite being fairly lazy most of the day.

andy222
6th February 2015, 14:50
I think you should come back here. :biggrin:

Terpe
6th February 2015, 15:22
I think you should come back here. :biggrin:

Better still we could move to the cool highland province of Benguet
:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Rather more exciting IMHO :wink:

stevewool
7th February 2015, 12:54
All sounds wonderful to me

fred
7th February 2015, 13:39
Looks like another storm is brewing here from the east according to satellite images.

stevewool
7th February 2015, 13:54
Good for the grass then!

fred
7th February 2015, 14:38
Good for the grass then!

Yeah.. It takes us a good hour a day to water the patches of Bermuda every day, so a ton of rain is always good and gives us a break.

Terpe
7th February 2015, 15:48
Thankfully not so hot today.
Lots of locals said it suddenly gets hot with no breeze when a big storm is due :yikes:

We only had one last week.
The thunder and lightning scared my chicken half to death.

Very pleasant walkabout today, followed by my usual BBQ and ice cold beers.
Couldn't get my usual coconut shell charcoal so tried the wood charcoal. It was alright. Seemed easier to light.
Still using coconut husk as my firelighter it really works treat.

Must go hunting around for some more soon.

Michael Parnham
1st March 2015, 07:21
A beautifully dry - but cold - morning. Nice and fresh. Don't know what the rest of today will bring, though! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
1st March 2015, 07:46
TV news tells us summer is coming from March.
It's going to get hot hot hot :Jump:

Hope my wife will make it through :Erm:

We're planning to move to another house in the area. One that's not in the full sun all day long.

Dedworth
1st March 2015, 09:33
Clear and reasonably bright - just off out on the bike to find a spot to watch the Mayflower steam engine come by

Terpe
1st March 2015, 09:49
Clear and reasonably bright - just off out on the bike to find a spot to watch the Mayflower steam engine come by

I generally get out on my bike every morning.
Looking quite the part in my Muddyfox cycling shorts, shirt, gloves and sunglasses :wink:

Don't travel too far away as I need to get back before it heats up.
I've got one of those special backpacks that contain a water bladder and drinking tube.
I trying to create one that can also accommodate some larger ice blocks

Definitely need to consume plenty of liquids here.

Anyway enjoy your outing Dedworth :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Dedworth
1st March 2015, 13:09
11 miles, nice ride in a westerly breeze. A couple of pics I took en route

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/gruner/IMG_20150301_111653.jpg

Mayflower Steam Train (built 1948)

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/gruner/IMG_20150301_102018665.jpg

Static RAF Hawker Hunter (built 1958) owned by local multi-millionaire

Terpe
4th March 2015, 05:45
The arrival of 1st March produced the announcement that summer was now here.
Lots of advice on how to minimise the downside of hot hot summer. Drink plenty ( always do :biggrin:) and how to avoid heat stroke etc.
Plenty of advice for us Senior Citizens.

Since then it's been decidedly cooler than at any time since we arrived. Quite a bit wetter too with cool breezes and showers. :doh

Michael Parnham
4th March 2015, 07:33
Nice and cool here Peter:icon_lol::icon_lol::icon_lol:

fred
4th March 2015, 08:14
Beautiful 30 Degrees here today..Breezy and a little overcast.

stevewool
4th March 2015, 08:53
Beautiful 30 Degrees here today..Breezy and a little overcast.

Just like here in Derbyshire, then I woke up ... all a dream :doh!:doh!:doh!

Arthur Little
4th March 2015, 12:17
:smile: Lovely here in Central Scotland after yesterday's heavy snowfall :cwm24: ... most of which has since melted in this morning's glorious :sunshine:

Tawi2
4th March 2015, 16:35
Nice in Twickenham, just had a nice meal and stroll along the river with a mate. Sun's out. :smile:

Slip
4th March 2015, 20:05
Nice in Twickenham, just had a nice meal and stroll along the river with a mate. Sun's out. :smile:


Don't know, I picked my godson up from school at 3.30 in Isleworth, didn't have a coat on and was a bit on the chilly side :icon_lol:

Tawi2
4th March 2015, 20:39
Could be because I am a northerner. :wink: T-shirt, light jacket and didn't feel any chill at lunchtime :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
6th March 2015, 08:45
Feels much warmer this morning, Spring isn't far away now! :sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

SimonH
6th March 2015, 09:16
Ducks have been on the pond for 2 days now, so Spring is here :smile:

Slip
6th March 2015, 12:26
Lovely day today, just walked down the town in t-shirt and jumper (and trousers!)

Even bought Harlene a cream cake for breakfast lol

Now off to Costco to stock up on meat for all the dishes she cooks that I can't lol

Arthur Little
6th March 2015, 14:20
Lovely day today, just walked down the town in t-shirt and jumper (and trousers!)


:cwm24: ... Wow! Just as well :cwm24: you mentioned the trousers!! :cwm24:

Terpe
6th March 2015, 14:30
Now that summer has been officially declared it seems so many people are getting fever and sickness. :doh
Makes me laugh here. :icon_lol:

When I lived in Japan and summer was officially declared the very next day everyone was wearing a short sleeve white shirt. Still wearing the tie though. Very civilised :biggrin:

fred
6th March 2015, 14:46
Now that summer has been officially declared it seems so many people are getting fever and sickness. :doh
Makes me laugh here. :icon_lol:

When I lived in Japan and summer was officially declared the very next day everyone was wearing a short sleeve white shirt. Still wearing the tie though. Very civilised :biggrin:

On the first day of summer here I wear my posh flip flops.

Terpe
6th March 2015, 15:03
On the first day of summer here I wear my posh flip flops.

Havaianas eh :biggrin:

Bongga Ka Day.

Dedworth
7th March 2015, 23:15
Excellent weather today, on bike ride earlier timed it to photograph another steam train on an excursion. Battle of Britain Class "Tangmere" 34067

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd108/gruner/Tangmere.jpg

Terpe
8th March 2015, 04:13
Another cloudy and cooler day.
Hopefully, this is the time I can finally get into Toril :xxgrinning--00xx3:

I promised my wife a lunch in the Toril G-Mail in exchange for a trip to their local wet market and a quick reconnoitre of the beach area (maybe another interesting fishing spot for me :biggrin:)

Tawi2
8th March 2015, 10:22
No decent beach fishing in Toril Terpe. I have fished there for 20ish years and caught nothing of size sadly. :NoNo: Every morning we have fishermen just off the beach stringing out hundreds of yards of small mesh gill nets :NoNo:

joebloggs
8th March 2015, 10:29
A very sunny day in Manchester yesterday and a chance to see some rare Lenticular clouds

http://i2.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/incoming/article8794833.ece/alternates/s615/Desktop-001.jpg

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/pictured-what-bizarre-ufo-like-cloud-8794966

Terpe
8th March 2015, 16:05
No decent beach fishing in Toril Terpe,I have fished there for 20ish years and caught nothing of size sadly. :NoNo: Every morning we have fishermen just off the beach stringing out hundreds of yards of small mesh gill nets :NoNo:

Well, I finally made the short trip to Toril.
The jeepney dropped off right outside GMail
Smallish but very relaxed and nice place.
I spent so long browsing the basement Handyman hardware store that I didn't get time to visit the beach.
Great shop that one :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Nice cool weather most of day. Amazed at the market.
Took a trike from GMail to Chowking for my favourite Halo Halo refresher. Through that massive market.
Bought 20kg of coconut charcoal for P100

Thanks for the fishing tip. No better than Talomo then. :wink:

Terpe
12th March 2015, 06:01
'Stronger' storms feared as dry spell forecast in Philippines

The disaster-haunted Philippines is likely to be hit by stronger typhoons this year as warming ocean surfaces contribute to a dry spell, the state weather service warned Wednesday.

The Asian archipelago, whipped by about 20 typhoons and storms each year, is now in the grips of the "El Nino" phenomenon that can make storms "stronger" and more "erratic", weather service chief Vicente Malano said.

"El Nino may cause the behaviour of tropical cyclones to become erratic, affecting (their) tracks and intensity," he said in an advisory, adding that the same number of storms are expected.

"The tropical cyclone tracks are expected to shift northward and (their) intensity could become stronger," Malano said.

Super Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to hit land, left more than 7,350 people dead or missing in central regions of the Philippines in November 2013 as it dumped tsunami-like waves on coastlines, wiping out entire towns.

Philippine officials have blamed climate change for increasing the ferocity of recent typhoons, causing them to strike even outside the traditional rainy season of June-September and to hit once largely-untouched areas.

"El Nino" refers to the abnormal warming of surface ocean waters in the eastern tropical sections of the Pacific Ocean every three to five years.

The phenomenon, which the weather service said it began observing last December, leads to drier-than-average conditions on one side of the Pacific and wetter ones on the opposite coast.

Source (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-2990196/Stronger-storms-feared-dry-spell-forecast-Philippines.html)

Terpe
12th March 2015, 06:02
It's definitely been a lot drier than normal here :Erm:

Arthur Little
12th March 2015, 13:35
It's definitely been a lot drier than normal here :Erm:

Wish it was here. Mind you, ... :anerikke: ... February was a pretty dry month for us, all told.

Michael Parnham
19th March 2015, 08:28
Even though it's still frosty some nights, the milder air is creeping in during the day. Hopefully another sunny day today :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
19th March 2015, 14:28
Still hot and dry here in Davao City.
Have to take care not to over exert myself during the hottest part of the day, it's so easy to suffer heatstroke.

I hear that schools out for summer here for the next 3 months. Every where's get crowded with students :Cuckoo:

Most folks here are early to bed and early to rise.
I'm trying to get into that routine myself, just seems to be so much to get done right now

Heavy rains predicted next week......I'll believe it when I see it :wink:

Michael Parnham
30th March 2015, 12:42
I think our UK weather has gone to the Philippines for a holiday because it's colder today than it has been all winter!:Erm:

Terpe
30th March 2015, 15:43
Summer's heating up here now.

Had a bit of excitement at GMall Bajada when a very large water pipe burst for some reason.
Hundreds of people scooping up the water and brushing it down the elevator shaft.
The next floor down is the supermarket and water was pouring through the ceiling right above the check-out area.
Just as we wanted to check out the power went at every check out computer.
No air con either.
After waiting 20 minutes and finding out from one of the many managers running around in circles that nobody knows what's going on we joined the hundreds of others and left our trolley where it was and left.

Now, here's the weather connection.
The expected thunderstorms didn't materials, well the outside ones, and the breeze died down to nothing with humidity levels surging.
Jeepneys were all full of sweaty people so took a taxi home.
Yep, what wimps we are :icon_lol:

It's more fun in the Philippines.
:biggrin:

grahamw48
30th March 2015, 16:15
It's freezing cold and blowing a gale here. Heavy rain on its way. :cwm3:

Michael Parnham
30th March 2015, 16:25
Summer's heating up here now.

Had a bit of excitement at GMall Bajada when a very large water pipe burst for some reason.
Hundreds of people scooping up the water and brushing it down the elevator shaft.
The next floor down is the supermarket and water was pouring through the ceiling right above the check-out area.
Just as we wanted to check out the power went at every check out computer.
No air con either.
After waiting 20 minutes and finding out from one of the many managers running around in circles that nobody knows what's going on we joined the hundreds of others and left our trolley where it was and left.

Now, here's the weather connection.
The expected thunderstorms didn't materials, well the outside ones, and the breeze died down to nothing with humidity levels surging.
Jeepneys were all full of sweaty people so took a taxi home.
Yep, what wimps we are :icon_lol:

It's more fun in the Philippines.
:biggrin:

Ah so the weather is with you in the Philippines Peter! :sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
30th March 2015, 16:27
It's freezing cold and blowing a gale here. Heavy rain on its way. :cwm3:

Raining and blowing here now Graham! :raining::cwm25:

Arthur Little
30th March 2015, 16:57
It's freezing cold and blowing a gale here. Heavy rain on its way. :cwm3:


Raining and blowing here now Graham! :raining::cwm25:

:doh ... pretty much the same here too.

stevewool
30th March 2015, 21:31
its winter still

Michael Parnham
31st March 2015, 06:48
its winter still

You're not kidding, heating will be on a little longer yet I'm afraid! :anerikke:

Michael Parnham
2nd April 2015, 07:35
Wonderful start to the day today, sun, clear skies and slightly warmer than it has been this time in the morning, let's hope the day remains like this!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
2nd April 2015, 10:34
Our hot start to the day gradually increased in intensity without any breeze.

Stuck in the house really as being Holy Week not much s actually open.

Just about to go out for an evening walk now that it's cooled off enough and a nice breeze has picked up.
It'll be dark by the time we get back.

Most places close until Monday.
SM malls and GMalls will be open at sometime over the weekend, but I'll be developing strategies to keep my wife out of those.

I've now got 2 chickens and 6 chicks so need to think about building a 'house' for them. They're getting under our feet in the back garden.

I'll check out the local markets and see what materials I can get. I think in this heat it'll take some time to put together.

Hope the super-typhoon Chedeng will miss our small place in paradise:wink:

grahamw48
2nd April 2015, 10:41
I was going to ask you for an update on the Typhoon Peter.

Chickens:...recommend you raise the coop off the ground at least 12 inches, plus fit it with wire mesh small enough to keep rats and (larger) snakes out. Half inch by half inch max. Avoid draughts by fitting 'solid' sides where the birds will sleep. :smile:

The higher the better. Bear in mind that these birds actually roost high up in trees when left to their own devices in the province.

Terpe
2nd April 2015, 12:00
I was going to ask you for an update on the Typhoon Peter.

Chickens:...recommend you raise the coop off the ground at least 12 inches, plus fit it with wire mesh small enough to keep rats and (larger) snakes out. Half inch by half inch max. Avoid draughts by fitting 'solid' sides where the birds will sleep. :smile:

The higher the better. Bear in mind that these birds actually roost high up in trees when left to their own devices in the province.

Thanks for the tips Graham :xxgrinning--00xx3:

My dad raised lot of chickens but of course I never took the time to understand the details.

Michael Parnham
6th April 2015, 08:01
Nicest morning this year so far, beautiful quite warm already and its going to be a very warm high of 16 degrees a little later, now that to me is the perfect temperature don't need more than that! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
6th April 2015, 09:35
Yep...time to go for a bike ride. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
6th April 2015, 11:43
Yep...time to go for a bike ride. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Ohh ... I wish ... :icon_rolleyes:! Since retiring ... that used to be one of the first things I thought of doing on a beautiful morning like this.

Alas it's no longer safe - nor advisable for me to even as much as contemplate - due to worsening hearing difficulties in today's traffic conditions. :bigcry:

Michael Parnham
7th April 2015, 21:05
Been another great day today, went hunting for frog spawn but when I arrived at the place to find spawn I discovered I am a few days early because there were dozens of frogs busy spawning so I will try again in a few more days. I ended up cleaning all the windows inside and outside when I arrived home. Maritess was supposed to be having Mon/Tue/Wed off work this week cos she hasn't had a day off for weeks, but yesterday they called her in and today she's been called in and they have also given her a shift for tomorrow, so she has missed the nice weather!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
8th April 2015, 00:17
I wonder which shorts I'll wear today :xxgrinning--00xx3:

imagine
8th April 2015, 03:36
Hot and Sunny :biggrin:

stevewool
8th April 2015, 05:34
dark but warm here, hang about what time is it, :Erm: you sill bugger up 1 hour before you should:biggrin:

Michael Parnham
8th April 2015, 06:04
dark but warm here, hang about what time is it, :Erm: you sill bugger up 1 hour before you should:biggrin:

You must have heard the dawn chorus Steve!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
8th April 2015, 08:36
Today is 34C with a 'realfeel' of 43C

It's hot !!

As usual the late afternoon, evening and night prediction is for heavy rainstorms, but almost as usual that'll be another big prediction fail by the looks of it. :NoNo:

We haven't seen a good rain for ages and we badly need one.

Michael Parnham
17th April 2015, 17:00
Been a nice 15C today but still a cool breeze, done some more work in the garden today and everything starting to bloom, summer isn't too far away now!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
17th April 2015, 17:43
Worked up a sweat on my bike ride today. Only about 8 miles, but encountering something I didn't come across much in York...hills ! :cwm3:

fred
19th April 2015, 09:39
Damn its hot today.. I took the thermometer out in the garden at 3.00..108 Degree`s!
Fortunately with a steady breeze.

grahamw48
19th April 2015, 09:52
Wow...that IS hot ! :cwm24:

I'm sitting here shivering.

Probably about 9C outside at the mo'...though we have had some very warm days.

Michael Parnham
19th April 2015, 10:30
Wow...that IS hot ! :cwm24:

I'm sitting here shivering.

Probably about 9C outside at the mo'...though we have had some very warm days.
Yes definitely cool today Graham!:36_1_26[1]:

stevewool
19th April 2015, 10:43
A nice day just planted my grandsons Sunflower, that will make his weekend visits more intresting

grahamw48
19th April 2015, 10:46
I should be out cutting the grass really, but lots of motor sport on the telly today. :smile:

Dedworth
19th April 2015, 15:52
Worked up a sweat on my bike ride today. Only about 8 miles, but encountering something I didn't come across much in York...hills ! :cwm3:

I did 12 on the flat yesterday bit of an easterly headwind in places :cwm25:. Just off to do 4 or 5 now

Arthur Little
19th April 2015, 16:11
I should be out cutting the grass really, but lots of motor sport on the telly today. :smile:

Myrna is out giving ours its first cut of the season as I type.

:yikes: ... "Myrna? Why Myrna? Why not you?" I imagine you're all thinking.

Well, :icon_rolleyes: ... she maintains she's more careful than I am in skirting round her beloved plants.

:yeahthat:'s probably the case; but ... :anerikke: ... truth be told, I've got it down to a fine 'Art'!

:olddude: ... besides, she's younger than me. :wink:

Michael Parnham
19th April 2015, 16:14
Myrna is out giving ours its first cut of the season as I type.

:yikes: ... "Myrna? Why Myrna? Why not you?" I imagine you're all thinking.

Well, :icon_rolleyes: ... she maintains she's more careful than I am in skirting round her beloved plants.

:yeahthat:'s probably the case; but ... :anerikke: ... truth be told, I've got it down to a fine 'Art'!

:olddude: ... besides, she's younger than me. :wink:

Love it Arthur!:wink:

Arthur Little
19th April 2015, 16:28
Love it Arthur!:wink:

:xxgrinning--00xx3: ... thanks, Michael.

Terpe
20th April 2015, 01:13
Thankfully we've had a few really good downpours these past couple of days.
Very much needed here in Mindanao with a noticeable increase in river water levels.

With it comes some cooler conditions.

Have to say, a heavy downpour of rain here is really something. The lightning shows are spectacular.

Michael Parnham
20th April 2015, 07:08
Forcast warmer today than it has been this past week, a nice 15C, perfect!:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
23rd April 2015, 07:38
Beautiful morning, slight mist and feeling quite warm already, I think it could be a cracking day today!:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
23rd April 2015, 12:20
Lovely evening here in Davao City.
Just been for a nice stroll together down to our local market.

Some great fresh seafoods for our evening meal and a big bunch of local bananas :hubbahubba:

Another good forecast for tomorrow.
Although we still need a lot of rain.

Heard on the news that Nueva Ecija is also looking for some rain to top up water levels which have reached critical lows

grahamw48
23rd April 2015, 22:02
It was beautiful day for...grass-cutting ! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

.
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b258/grahamw48/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150423_132712_zpskskg0dry.jpg~original

Michael Parnham
1st May 2015, 17:14
Been more comfortable today, but still a slight chill in the air, forecast wet and cool this weekend but warm weather on its way from Tuesday onwards! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
3rd May 2015, 14:29
Just stopped raining, bright and sunny, going to hang washing out because it's very warm!:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
3rd May 2015, 16:53
Just stopped raining, bright and sunny, going to hang washing out because it's very warm! :sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

:yikes: ... eh?

grahamw48
3rd May 2015, 17:21
I have just hung out my nice clean clothes from my new washer that was delivered this morning ! :Jump::biggrin:

Michael Parnham
4th May 2015, 07:41
I have just hung out my nice clean clothes from my new washer that was delivered this morning ! :Jump::biggrin:

Great stuff Graham! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
4th May 2015, 07:42
:yikes: ... eh?

Remember, very warm to me Arthur is anything above 13 degrees! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
4th May 2015, 08:55
Beautiful morning this morning, will spend most of the day removing any pebbles or stones from the garden whilst Maritess is working. Rain is forecast for tonight so bring it on, the new turf is loving it, tomorrow forecast bright and sunny with a possible shower so not too bad really! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
4th May 2015, 11:25
May the fourth be with you. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
4th May 2015, 11:38
A good afternoon's downpour of rain :xxgrinning--00xx3:
Still coming down buckets now. Very much needed.

More forecast ........hooray, the price of fruit and veg may not be too badly hit.
I paid P70 for a kilo of spuds today :yikes:

grahamw48
4th May 2015, 11:46
No worries Peter. I've DHL'd a 50 kilo bag to you, C.O.D. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
4th May 2015, 13:30
No worries Peter. I've DHL'd a 50 kilo bag to you, C.O.D. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

:yikes:

It has to be admitted Graham, these local spuds have a great flavour and texture, and despite the highish price are worth it.
Those big enough for jackets come out at P90 per kilo

Graham, I'd love some pickled onions and pork pie please at any price :wink:
Oh, and some black pudding too
Hahaha

grahamw48
4th May 2015, 13:42
Haha...will do my best. :biggrin:

I definitely don't resent paying the higher price of spuds in the Phils. Well worth it...though should be cheaper when I'm up in Pangasinan, not far from the Baguio potato fields. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
16th May 2015, 05:39
Nice fresh morning a little breezy and cloudy no sun as yet, will have to wait and see what today brings! :Erm:

grahamw48
16th May 2015, 19:49
Nice new avatar Michael. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
17th May 2015, 06:50
Very nice this morning, looks like a good day hope it rains tonight though, garden looking very dry. Thanks Graham! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
30th May 2015, 07:51
Beautiful morning, looks like being a good day, pleased that we've had a day or three with showers because the garden was very thirsty and everything is looking green now :xxgrinning--00xx3:

grahamw48
30th May 2015, 10:27
I want my grass to shrivel up and die ! :icon_lol:

Michael Parnham
31st May 2015, 08:23
Rainy day today, don't mind really. The forcast from Wednesday onwards is hot hot hot:sunshine::sunshine::sunshine: doesn't say how long it will last, we'll have to wait and see!:xxgrinning--00xx3:

KeithD
31st May 2015, 08:33
I'm really enjoying the heat wave we had throughout May thanks to the Mirrors forecast :cwm25:

grahamw48
31st May 2015, 09:11
Back to normal (crap) British 'summer'.

Still got my blinkin vest on. :NoNo:

Harry T
31st May 2015, 14:37
Well so much for the British summer of 2015, 9 degrees and wet.. looks like the Long Johns will be going back on.. :NoNo:

Arthur Little
31st May 2015, 18:07
Still got my blinkin vest on. :NoNo:

Nowt wrong wi' that, Graham ... :nono-1-1: I've always worn a vest!

grahamw48
31st May 2015, 18:12
....and that hat ! :icon_lol:

Arthur Little
31st May 2015, 18:13
Nowt wrong wi' that, Graham ... :nono-1-1: I've always worn a vest!

:yeahthat:'s because ... :anerikke: ... I just don't feel comfortable without!

Arthur Little
31st May 2015, 18:46
....and that hat ! :icon_lol:

Not that particular hat, :NoNo: ... it's for summer/holiday wear - and we haven't had either yet - but, being bald on top, unless the weather's pleasantly warm, I do normally tend to wear a trilby-type hat or flat cap [bunnet] whenever I'm out and about nowadays. :smile:

grahamw48
31st May 2015, 19:20
As a fellow baldy I completely understand Arthur. :biggrin:

fred
1st June 2015, 00:27
No rain here for 4 months now..
How there is no water shortage in our area I will never know.

KeithD
1st June 2015, 10:10
The local sewage drains directly into the lake :wink:

Terpe
1st June 2015, 12:21
This summer is really very hot and dry here in Davao City.
We're having a well earned break in the province a stones throw from the ocean and what a difference in the climate here.
We're having a wonderful time and tomorrow will look for a house here.

grahamw48
1st June 2015, 13:43
Good to hear all is well, and you and family are enjoying life. :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
5th June 2015, 06:32
Lovely start to our summer, let's hope it stays like this for a while:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

KeithD
5th June 2015, 09:11
Storms over London. Special delivery from Spain :icon_lol:

Brightening up here in N Wales, and should clear up after 10am. :xxgrinning--00xx3: That means I'll have to cut the :censored: trees :mad:

Terpe
6th June 2015, 11:12
Beautiful weather here in the mountain forests of Compostela Valley.

Going down to the ocean tomorrow for beach picnic and fishing, then prepare to return to a normal life in Davao City.

Already planning my next visit back in mountains.
Got a lot to build my Nippa house so I can be more independent.
The weather is so much kinder here compared to the relentless intense heat of Davao City.

jake
7th June 2015, 03:40
Already planning my next visit back in mountains.
Got a lot to build my Nippa house so I can be more independent.
The weather is so much kinder here compared to the relentless intense heat of Davao City.

Can't beat the mountains in my opinion.
Excluding some of the larger cities and towns the air is fresher and cooler than it is in the lowlands.

The price of property near the sea in the Philippines, has risen sharply over the last 10 years and is now overpriced in my opinion. Run to the hills!

Good luck with your Nippa hut Peter.

Terpe
7th June 2015, 05:49
Can't beat the mountains in my opinion.
Excluding some of the larger cities and towns the air is fresher and cooler than it is in the lowlands.

The price of property near the sea in the Philippines, has risen sharply over the last 10 years and is now overpriced in my opinion. Run to the hills!

Good luck with your Nippa hut Peter.

Yes Jake, we're already planning to run to the hills :xxgrinning--00xx3:
With the cooler fresher climate I'm able to do so much more.
We have an uncle who will design and build our 'Nippa house'
It'll basically be place to stay of our very own we we visit the area. Nothing special but will have a proper CR and shower room etc. :wink:

We only planned this trip for a weekend but already been here over a week.
We may stay on for a while still it's so nice and everyone is friendly.
The one thing I'm still wary about is this business of sharing and passing around the single cup of beer.

The weather today is a little overcast but very pleasant.
I'm thinking about another day at the deserted beach for picnic and fishing. Better get another case of San Mig :biggrin:

stevewool
7th June 2015, 07:22
Can't beat the mountains in my opinion.
Excluding some of the larger cities and towns the air is fresher and cooler than it is in the lowlands.

The price of property near the sea in the Philippines, has risen sharply over the last 10 years and is now overpriced in my opinion. Run to the hills!

Silly me thought Bohol was my place to be but once we was in Laguna area and being shown around by Jake, you then realize that the beauty is everywhere you look,
It has made me think that i would like to try to be up in the hills too

Michael Parnham
7th June 2015, 08:07
Silly me thought Bohol was my place to be but once we was in Laguna area and being shown around by Jake, you then realize that the beauty is everywhere you look,
It has made me think that i would like to try to be up in the hills too

Siquijor is only next door Steve! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
7th June 2015, 08:09
Another glorious day here in the UK, what more can you ask for? :xxgrinning--00xx3:

KeithD
7th June 2015, 08:54
Another glorious day here in the UK, what more can you ask for?:xxgrinning--00xx3:

Next weeks winning lottery numbers :biggrin:

Michael Parnham
7th June 2015, 12:14
Next weeks winning lottery numbers :biggrin:

I haven't checked yesterday's yet, will check after this evening's F1 :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
7th June 2015, 14:40
Another glorious day here in the UK, what more can you ask for? :xxgrinning--00xx3:

:olddude: ... that this awful wind would drop! :thumbsdown:

Michael Parnham
10th June 2015, 06:26
Rather cool wind yesterday, but today's forecast much better and improving over the next day or two:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
10th June 2015, 14:29
Back to our house in Davao City today.
There's no place like home :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Weatherwise it's quite cool and some heavy showers this afternoon.
We went to a family reunion for the weekend a couple of weeks ago and stayed away on holiday visiting some great places mostly off-the-beaten-track.
More about my adventures later.

Arthur Little
11th June 2015, 01:15
Perth - at last - experienced its first proper taste of summer :sunshine: and the long~promised heatwave, yesterday ... so I :pray: it'll continue over the coming weekend!

Michael Parnham
11th June 2015, 07:37
Hot and:sunshine::sunshine:all day today, also tomorrow! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Arthur Little
11th June 2015, 11:48
Hot and:sunshine::sunshine:all day today, also tomorrow! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Same here ... so far, anyway ... :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
11th June 2015, 15:00
Everyday hot and sunny here :wink:
Just the way I like it but to be honest, my wife has said it's too hot for her in the summer months of April and May.
That's why we'll be be constructing a Nippa house in the mountains, but still within easy reach of the ocean for my fishing trips.

Luckily the intense heat of summer has now given way to the rainy season. Seems to rain every afternoon often into the late evening.
Not sure how long it's going to last but it's well needed here after long periods of no rain at all

Michael Parnham
11th June 2015, 16:32
Both my ex and Maritess complained it was too hot when visiting the Philippines! :xxgrinning--00xx3:

Michael Parnham
14th June 2015, 07:41
Wet wet wet yesterday but not cold, today is glorious so far so I hope it's a good one all day:sunshine::xxgrinning--00xx3:

Terpe
14th June 2015, 16:06
More extreme thunderstorms.
What a light show