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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Favourite subject...

Don't you love it when the weather forecast goes wrong!

I am sure that most of you remember when Michael Fish, in his now infamous broadcast told viewers: "Earlier on today apparently a lady rang the BBC and said she heard that there was a hurricane on the way. Well, don’t worry if you’re watching, there isn’t."
And guess what? A hurricane uproots trees and causes havoc in the South!

April was so warm most of my winter clothes got stowed away by the thirtieth. Every night before I go to bed I feel like fishing out some of my woolly jumpers just in case we wake up to ten inches of snow...

Last night I went to see "Next" a Nicholas Cage film where he can see the future, well just ten minutes ahead.
But ten minutes are ten minutes!
In the UK, they are the difference between getting soaking wet or dying of dehydration! (Yeah, right... dream on... Slight exaggeration...)

Now, where am I going with this post?
I haven't got the foggiest!
I just wanted to waffle a little, just long enough so you don't wear out your monitors looking at my beautiful photo taken with my beautiful new camera...

More of the same coming up in my Arty Farty blog...

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Blogger Hayden said...

I LOVE that pic! I have a fabulous book of topiary - it's like entering oz, (the wizard's home, not australia) everything is a bit "off" and quite wonderful.

17/5/07 12:47 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Gorgeous photo! Here, the weather's gone haywire - raining one day, warm the next, whenit's supposed to be sunny EVERY DAY! :-)

17/5/07 5:14 AM  
Blogger homo escapeons said...

I hope that you didn't spend money on Nick Cage's horrendous remake of a great eerie mystery film The Wicker Man.
My son showed me out-takes of Nick on Youtube..it's under Comedy of the Year..and man does it look bad!!
I hope Next was decent. I don't think that there is one single adult film, I mean a movie for older people, jeez, coming out this summer?
Shrek, Spiderman, Transformers, guess I have to wait for Die Hard 4.

17/5/07 6:08 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hayden, I thought it was a bit wonky. But I really admire gardeners who can achieve such work.

Bella, nowadays the weather is like a lottery. Thanks.

HE, no I haven't seen the remake.
Next was the kind of film you watch without using more than half a dozen brain cells.
I can't wait to see Transformers! I stood on so many when my son was a fan...

17/5/07 8:37 AM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i know! isn't this weather bloody miserable?

lovely picture - where is it?

17/5/07 8:51 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Hi, Letty. I hope you're ok.
Yes, it is miserable for mid-May!
It is a hotel near Darlington.

17/5/07 9:24 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

You are soooo right about the weather, it's been raining here all week!

Love the photos on your arty blog, I'm looking forward to seeing more. Get that lens cap off!

Not seen that film. I'm waiting for Shrek 3 to come out!

17/5/07 10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You just wanted to talk about the weather didn't you Mr Cream?? Thats OK by me...

17/5/07 3:18 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Was going to ask if you'd shave their heads daily or weekly. :-)
Lesson learned: always read the comments section first! *tataaa*
So, you got camera. Good. Congratulations. When is the camera shower going to take place?
What were you saying? Weather! Well, move to Vienna. Land of eternal good weather. Except, when it rains. But only if we need the rain really really bad(ly?)!
Re wrong cloth: In all my years of leaving in the true South, I never could shake that innate "knowledge" to dress warm(er) as soon as clouds were lurking in the sky in the morning (well, in Washington DC you quickly learn to suppress the urge to wear a sweater, when hot steam hits you the moment you open the doors to 90°F and 100 humidity *hehe*).
Not that I remember what I've been talking about.

17/5/07 5:42 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

My brain made me make a typo: LIVING I ment, not leaving!!! (It's a known fact, that those crazy neurons search desperate for the right word as soon as you start thinking, even before that. Soon to be proven that the brain's typos are cause by phonetic differences!)

17/5/07 5:44 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

I meant!!!! MEANT!
(Note to brain: Beam me the right word, next time, you typo!)

17/5/07 5:45 PM  
Blogger Queenie said...

Saw the pigeon on your Arty Farty blog this morning and I was going to leave a sarcastic remark. Yours is so much funnier than mine would have been.
Hope the weather picks up this weekend, for my pebble picking hobble on the beach.
Keep up the good work with your camera, David Bailey look out!!!

17/5/07 10:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless Nick Cage - he brings light to an otherwise dark and serious world.

I can imagine plenty of grown-up children will be out in force to see Transformers, just so they can tut and mutter about how it just ain't as good as it used to be...

17/5/07 11:06 PM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Ha - time travelling my arse....oops nearly disappeared up my own - so as I was about to.. was saying about pigeons in the future.. more tea Mrs Miggins?

18/5/07 3:13 AM  
Blogger SpanishGoth said...

Godammit Janet - take your finger off that button

18/5/07 3:14 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Akela, I loved Shrek 1. Not sure about Shrek 2. Will look forward to Number 3. The weather is too horrible to take decent photos.

Mutley, it is MY favourite subject!

You are right about phonetics,. I sometimes spell words the French way. But never mind the typos Merisi...
I need a bit of good weather before I can take more photos.

18/5/07 10:43 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Queenie, again you're far too generous! You should've said your sarcastic remark. I'm sure it would've been very funny.
Pebbles? What for?

Fathorse, you are right there. Most will be in their twenties now. But you won't know about being grumpy, will you?...

Goth, do pigeons evoke some traumatic event in your life!
Have you ever been shit on?

18/5/07 10:52 AM  
Blogger Queenie said...

I just collect unusual ones, to hold, put around the home. Some have been made into the crown jewels!!!

18/5/07 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So long as Nick Cage continues to make mediocre movies I shall never be grumpy...

18/5/07 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Les trois Saints de Glace comme les Mousquetaires étaient quatre!!

Saint-Mamert;"Attention, le premier des saints de glace, souvent tu en gardes la trace."

Saint-Pancrace;"Saint Pancrace, Gervais et Boniface apportent souvent la glace"

Saint-Servais;"Avant Saint-Servais : point d'été, après Saint-Servais : plus de gelée."
"Quand il pleut à la Saint Servais, pour le blé, signe mauvais."

Saint-Urbain;"Quand la saint Urbain est passée, le vigneron est rassuré."
"Mamert, Pancrace, Servais sont les trois Saints de Glace, mais Saint Urbain les tient tous dans sa main."

Patience, the good weather knocks on the door!!

19/5/07 1:04 AM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Are you still under the spell of bad weather? Oh boy, catch a flight to Vienna, it's so gorgiously beautiful out there! Take you 2MB card.

19/5/07 8:22 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Nice crown, Queenie!

Fathorse, definitely no grumpiness. You're far too young.

Dip-dop, il fait un vent terrible depuis Jeudi. Je ne sais pas si l'on pourra patienter jusqu'à la Saint-Urbain.

Merisi, do you work for the Viennese Tourism Board?
I have just received my 2MB card.

19/5/07 9:50 AM  
Blogger kj said...

cream, i always like to visit you.

being able to see 10 minutes into the future. that's enough to change all of life for sure!

enjoy your camera. this shot is beautiful.


19/5/07 2:40 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Viennese Tourism Board? *laugh*
While I have done some pretty good PR work over the course of time, never ever did I mess with Vienna. I definitely am not spinning any of my blog posts, or anything I say about Vienna. :-)))

20/5/07 1:19 PM  
Blogger Cream said...

KJ, nice to see you again.

Merisi, I know you don't do any spin, your photos of Vienna are so beautiful, they do all the talking.

20/5/07 5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I admired this beautiful picture and sculpted trees, sooooo green! Where is this? Nice camera!!! ~valgalart

21/5/07 6:39 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

It gets warm in England, Cream? Nah nah nah. No way :-D

21/5/07 9:21 PM  
Blogger Merisi said...

Just checking, if the weather has finally turned, over there. We had 26.5° C. at 7 last night. I left all the windows open (and all the bugs in, as my sweet little one pointed out *g*), and baked the first lemon squares of my life. Pretty yummy (no food today, after this!), and so easy, I never knew!

22/5/07 5:31 AM  
Blogger Cream said...

Val, it's Northern East England, near a place called Darlington, the birthplace of railways.

Hah, you can laugh, Gigi! It's warm one day and freezing the next. But I am off to Spain for a week to get warm.

You are definitely Lucky, Merisi. It is quite cool today, Tuesday.
Your lemon squares sound delicious.

22/5/07 10:25 AM  

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