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About rdavenport

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  1. How's the weather?

    After a brief wet interlude, it's back to very pleasant summer sunshine here. The fire is now out on Saddleworth moor
  2. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    I don't care much for Roy Keane, he's like Geoff Boycott in cricket. What some people consider blunt and refreshing, I feel is just a front for not actually having anything particularly interesting or insightful to say. Anyway, England, it was nice while it lasted.
  3. How's the weather?

    It actually rained this evening in Manchester, for about 30 seconds.
  4. How's the weather?

    My red Acer palmatum has been dropping odd leaves for a couple of weeks now, which has never happened before. Fortunately, a fairly mature specimen, so I think he'll make it.
  5. How's the weather?

    Still shmokin' hot here in Manchester. Still allowed to wear shorts at work, England still in the World Cup. We have entered a parallel universe
  6. Goooooooooooooooooooooooooool

    Well that was stressful. Won't be falling asleep for an hour or two yet.
  7. What vinyl are you spinning right now??

    I like this album, but the copy I have is a bit "hot" so I don't listen very often. Now listening to:
  8. Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan

    "Recado Bossa Nova" is a shoe-in, surely?
  9. How's the weather?

    A victory for common sense! We've been allowed to wear shorts at work this week too, first time in my 31 years of work. Still boiling in Manchester btw
  10. How's the weather?

    Manchester bus drivers complaining at not allowed to wear shorts is now a Manchester Evening News headline.
  11. How's the weather?

    Was just about to post that Sidewinder. Sounds fairly grim, described on Manchester Evening News website as the "biggest fire in living memory"
  12. How's the weather?

    So, you're in Manchester then?
  13. How's the weather?

    We'll be talking about the Summer of 1976 before long. Another utterly glorious day in Manchester today
  14. How's the weather?

    I am exercising my right, as a British person, to talk about the weather. Here in the UK, we are officially experiencing a heatwave. There does seem to have been an extraordinary amount of sunshine over the last two months, certainly in Manchester. My garden soil, a usually waterlogged heavy clay, is now dry as a bone, with large cracks appearing on the surface. I haven't seen those for several years. Weeds are unable to cope, which is a pleasant side-effect, and I appear to be in line for a nice crop of tomatoes, which as often as not rot and blight in the damp conditions. The lawn is growing slower than usual, and is getting a bit brown in places. It will recover, I'm sure. Work is a bit uncomfortable, but I'll take it over grey, muggy conditions any day.