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Re: The Weather
« Reply #925 on: April 25, 2020, 09:47:08 AM »
The same is the case with our Northern relatives who have never had air conditioning.  Seems now they can't live without it. And, then, there were my grandparents who lived in the house my grandfather built them 1937. I never had A/C (or an indoor bathroom at first!)  It was a "shot-gun" style home common in the South where an open front and back door would allow the natural breeze to clear the whole house in a few minutes.  I grew up in the more modern concrete-block, single-story home that was never built for a good open-window cross breeze.  And, I do remember hot, sweltering nights.  I suppose acclamation is the key, regardless of where we are.

In the case of most if not all terraced housing the straight through to the back door has more to do with maintenance, when you open the front door and walk straight through past the stairs straight across the kitchen and without needing to turn to either way straight out of the back door, think about it, as if you were carrying a ladder.

In about 1960-62 I was doing some work in a small terraced house in Tottenham North London, a straight through hallway etc as I've described above the person  living there at the time, at the finish of their days work they brought their pony home and walked it straight through the house into their back garden, I could hardly believe it but there it's another use for being able to go in a straight line from the front door the the back door.

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Re: The Weather
« Reply #926 on: April 30, 2020, 11:58:11 AM »
One minute the sun is shining brightly, the next it is tipping down with rain, there is a very brisk breeze too.
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #927 on: April 30, 2020, 03:44:17 PM »
Wet, windy, chilly, and 'orrible. I've got the electric fire on.
Si vis pacem, para pacem.

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Re: The Weather
« Reply #928 on: May 05, 2020, 02:15:12 PM »
Very sunny, but the fresh breeze makes it feel cooler than the outdoor thermometers would indicate. I got all my washing dry. :)
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #929 on: May 07, 2020, 12:53:00 PM »
Not a breath of wind here - beautiful day.
Si vis pacem, para pacem.

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Re: The Weather
« Reply #930 on: May 08, 2020, 11:17:08 AM »
Quite gloomy, but mild with no wind.
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #931 on: May 22, 2020, 06:41:22 PM »
It has been very sunny today, but with a very strong wind.
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #932 on: May 25, 2020, 03:27:49 PM »
It is pleasantly warm with very little wind.
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #933 on: May 25, 2020, 03:41:05 PM »
It is pleasantly warm with very little wind.
Mine is hairy with quite a lot of wind just now.

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Re: The Weather
« Reply #934 on: Today at 05:11:41 AM »
Good weather here. Perfect for the start of my holiday. Three weeks off work, so going for walks, eating good food and maybe a bit of whisky tasting.
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Re: The Weather
« Reply #935 on: Today at 02:08:42 PM »
It was dull all morning, but very mild with hardly any breeze, it is brightening up a bit now.
Let your sorrows travel away on the wind, your joys ride on the clouds and your love mingle with the sunbeams. RJG