Phew, what a scorcher. We’ve been experiencing a heatwave in Northern Ireland this last week, with the temperature reaching 31.4 degrees celsius. That’s the highest figure ever recorded in our wee country. Shops have been selling out of fans and sun cream while ice cream sales are going through the roof. These amateurs who onlyContinue reading “How Hot Is It Where You Are?”
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Four Seasons In One Day
I don’t know about where you live, but people in Northern Ireland love to talk about the weather. Or rather, complain about the weather. Whenever there is a lull in the conversation, you always have the failsafe option of looking out the window and commenting on the prevailing conditions. There’s also so much to discussContinue reading “Four Seasons In One Day”
Belfast In September
Irish weather is renowned for its schizophrenic nature and today was no exception. The evenings are getting darker and the leaves are starting to fall, giving the place a distinctly autumnal feel. Christmas is a mere three months away (there, I said it) and there have already been some heavy handed hints in the BlackContinue reading “Belfast In September”
The 12 Blogging Questions Of Christmas – Day 10 – Are You Having A White Christmas?
Happy Christmas from snowy Northern Ireland!!! Except it’s not snowing. In fact, it’s not even cold. Rather, it’s unseasonably mild. 12 degrees centigrade no less. It’s grey and drizzly naturally, but there will be no sleigh rides or snowball fights here this year. The coldest thing I’ve experienced has been the four litre tub ofContinue reading “The 12 Blogging Questions Of Christmas – Day 10 – Are You Having A White Christmas?”
What Do You Wear During A Heatwave?
Northern Ireland is on the verge of mass hysteria. Now don’t be worrying. Aliens have not landed. Godzilla is not lumbering out of Belfast Lough, bearing down upon a helpless city. And, least likely of all, our local politicians have not set aside their innumerable differences and agreed on something. No, it’s much more seriousContinue reading “What Do You Wear During A Heatwave?”
A Walk In The Snow
‘The Beast From The East’ hit Northern Ireland with a vengeance today. We awoke to a carpet of white and it has continued to snow heavily all day. Sub zero temperatures combined with a brutal wind chill factor have just added to the fun & games. As usual the country has descended into utter chaos.Continue reading “A Walk In The Snow”
Winter Is Coming
A couple of inches of snow fell across Northern Ireland yesterday evening. Despite having had in excess of 24 hours prior notice the country responded in time honoured fashion….by grinding to a standstill. The lightest sprinkling of the white stuff on our fair land and chaos reigns. In scenes reminiscent of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’Continue reading “Winter Is Coming”
Storm Ophelia is about to hit Northern Ireland later today and we are bracing ourselves for 80mph winds, heavy rain and major disruption. I know this might sound like ‘small fry’ to readers in other parts of the world who have experienced much harsher weather conditions in recent months; but this is predicted to beContinue reading “Storm Warning “
Fionnuala and I feel we have a connection with Florida. We had a wonderful two week holiday there some years ago and used to be connected to a church in Jacksonville. We have been watching in horror as Hurricane Irma has wreaked its destructive path across the Caribbean towards South Florida. Today we offer upContinue reading “Hurricane Irma “
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