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They said we were forecast thunderstorms between 6 and 8. We had enough rain to make half a dozen spots per 2 foot paving slab.
My thunderstorm, that I was so excited about, lasted about 10 minutes. It's been raining this morning though.
 

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The storms all seem to have headed up to Tyneside and LostBear but then they got lost as well :)
 

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Yes the poor citizens living in merry old England stress badly when the temperature goes above 20C. I laugh every time I think about this. Over there they claim it's really hot when it's 30C in the sun. Over here it's hot when it's 40+ in the shade :)
It’s dropped rapidly overnight Here in SE England. Boooooo.
About 30 yrs ago I shared a house in London with three blokes from Port Headland, WA. Apparently warmth is a well known phenomenon up there.
They’d never been so white since the day they popped out of their mothers wombs. They’d regular have family/mates holidaying in London and these visitors all asked if the three of them had some sort of illness the moment they came through the gates at Heathrow such was the change in their skin colour.
We were in Sydney and Melbourne a few Xmas’s back. Loved the sunshine, loved the chance to wear sunglasses every day. Makes you feel like a rock/film star. Unfortunately I’d lost my address book a few years previous and some 20 or so contact details of people I’d worked with and other stuff with were lost. I think I could track down a bloke from Bundaberg but we never went.
Anyway can’t wait to go back for the Woman’s Soccer WC in 2023. Mrs Lurch is a big fan and I just love a day out at a sporting event.
 

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The storms all seem to have headed up to Tyneside and LostBear but then they got lost as well :)
Yes- we had some lovely heavy rain, then it tailed off and yesterday was just a few showers and today is just grey and overcast so far (7.22 am)
 

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I think their shows are great, don't get me wrong, but I can't believe they are worth so much money

It's very sad really.

Here in the UK I worry that theatres will close as the govt has made no attempt to support the performing arts at all. Apparently they are "not essential". :( Well, they may not be essential to actually staying alive, but they certainly contribute enormously to quality of life.
 

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It's very sad really.

Here in the UK I worry that theatres will close as the govt has made no attempt to support the performing arts at all. Apparently they are "not essential". :( Well, they may not be essential to actually staying alive, but they certainly contribute enormously to quality of life.
Well I agree to an extent, its costing the government a lot of money, taxes may rise as a result. The reality is though, nobody is going to want to be in a theater watching a play whilst listening the guy sat right above and behind them sneezing...

I think this will likely destroy smaller theater groups completely. The virus is supposed to come back for another peak in winter which is only three months away. Circuses may survive, they don't have large fixed overheads like a normal theater building. They just aska local government "can we setup in that field next week please?" and they get a new patch to work on.

I'd have liked to have gone to a cirque du soleil but they are so expensive.
 

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I agree with Colin that we need to radically re-think how we run our economies.

Every country should ensure that they can feed their own population with the basics - so, for example, here in the UK we might not get avocados or tilapia, but we'd have enough potatoes, carrots and eggs. Much less reliance on imports. Encourage small, local businesses to cut down on transport requirements etc

For too long, for the sake of "growing the economy", we have all been encouraged not just to buy and consume too much, but to WASTE so much. eg replacing our phones every time new model comes out. It's not necessary and it doesn't make any of us any happier (on the contrary - we are never contented) and it is destroying the very fabric of the planet.

Everyone needs a roof over their head, food on their table, medical and dental care and a safe place their children to grow up. We can't achieve this if we continue as we are. And - and I know I'll get hammered for this - but we must limit the size of our families. Two successful pregnancies should be the maximum, then BOTH parties sterilised. I'm not preaching eugenics - I don't think that only certain groups should be allowed to have children - but I think every child should be wanted and valued, and if people were limited regarding their offspring, then they would take more care with contraception. (My friend's son, for instance has five children - all by different girls. All of those girls have at least one other child - two have three other children. I don't know how many different fathers - but hardly any of them are involved in their children's lives.)

This isn't good - either for the children or for the planet. There are far too many people. We do not have a "right" to take over everything, and this is God (or nature, or Gaia, if you prefer it) telling us to have a good think about what we are doing. We won't get another chance, and worse than that, we will take the rest of Creation with us.

(Yes - I am a Christian: No - I will not start arguing theology with anyone. No matter what your mindset on this, it is obvious that the planet is overpopulated re: homo "sapiens")
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