Coping with the rain

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John

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Coping with the rain
« on: February 29, 2020, 00:43 »
What an awful month February has been in Britain. Talk about February Fill Dyke! The rain has hardly seemed to stop and the storms and gales have just seemed to keep on coming with hardly a break. What's to be done?

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2020, 11:14 »
basically John nothing we have I'm afraid we have to bite or tongue and sit this weather it out however depressing it is to be grounded indoors I'm the same as others fed up with the weather you tend to start something outside and it looks black over Bill's mother and then down it comes leaving us to clear up all the tools and run indoors swearing and cussing

we decided to go to town yesterday on the bus to break the day up and after waiting at the bus stop for some fifteen minuets as the bus was late we decided to go back home as we where wet and cold and so spent the afternoon putting logs on the fire

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2020, 12:00 »
... it looks black over Bill's mother ...
I didn't know people outside the Potteries used that expression! May 'un mar lady is the only people who say that round here :)

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 17:53 »
if my memory serves me rite John many years ago a DJ or a radio presenter on the  BBC radio not sure if it was radio 2 then was  Ray Moor he used to say it looks black over Bills mother's when it was going to rain and although Ray passed away some years ago I never forgot Ray saying that there you go another piece of useless  information John  :D :D

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2020, 15:25 »

We had a hell of a lot of rain over November and December then it stopped but for the odd shower... February has seen it return in spades. I lost all of my winter brassicas due to waterlogged ground. Garden is like a swimming pool at the moment :lol:

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2020, 19:07 »
Hey you lot!! "black over Bill's mum's" is Black Country --- get your own dialect - LOL

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2020, 19:20 »
I tend to forget that weather is no respector of borders!

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 19:21 »
Hey you lot!! "black over Bill's mum's" is Black Country --- get your own dialect - LOL
Thank you very glad for your input but it's a Potteries phrase :)

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2020, 21:57 »
... it looks black over Bill's mother ...
I didn't know people outside the Potteries used that expression! May 'un mar lady is the only people who say that round here :)

We used it in South Yorkshire too!
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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2020, 23:36 »
But who is Bill???  :D

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 10:43 »
Well I've always known it as Wilf's mother!

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2020, 09:44 »
But who is Bill???  :D

I may be totally off the mark here, but wasn't there a discussion on here ages ago and someone said it was Kaiser Bill  :unsure:  I can't remember why, but I guess weather blowing in from the east is generally bad news, so it just got associated with storms and the like  ???

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2020, 09:50 »
But from the west it would be Wild Bill Hickok!

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Re: Coping with the rain
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2020, 13:45 »
I'm fed up with saying it looks black over Bill's mothers I want to see sunny Jim on my allotments  :D :D :D


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