Back from a two week jaunt to Spain and what do we have ??
Snow Snow Snow ......
Somewhat different from the sunny Costa Blanca but be warned even in Spain snow can strike - while we have been enjoying the sun down on the beach the rest of Spain has had snow .
And yes the Spanish are no different to the British - they are obsessed with the weather as well - the daily TV news bulletins keep everyone updated with the latest snow fall or blizzard and interviews with local people and what they think of the weather.
A very frustrating last few months - constant loss of internet connection especially when viewing Blogs .
We've run all the usual diagnostic checks , changed filters and even had BT engineers look at the phone line.
Constant lost of the internet connection eventually causes you to loose interest with the computer and you constantly worry " will this thing work ".
However hopefully yesterday this problem was solved ( keeping fingers crossed ) - yet a new " bigger and better " filter was installed and a new router put in place ( new to me - always is in these situations )
A rather windy day today in the UK - here at Hollingworth Lake the wind is whipping up the waves .
Not many people about today apart from one or two bird watchers with their special cameras - I guess that in very windy weather there is a chance of seeing some rare species that has been blown off course .
The white rose of Yorkshire proudly flying above the roof tops of Grassington - personally I prefer the red rose of Lancashire.
When the local " facilities " were decorated with red roses on the tiles "someone" tried to scratch them off the walls and indignant letters were written to the local newspapers demanding they were replaced by white ones !!!!!
Tonight - November 5th is Guy Fawkes Night or commonly known as Bonfire Night.
This special day celebrates the downfall of the plot on the 5th November 1605 by Guy Fawkes and others to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London.
Bonfires are held and fireworks let off throughout the UK.
Last night we attended a council run firework display in our local town of Heywood - disappointing in that the weather was wet and windless. The smoke from the fireworks did not disperse and clouded the sky obscuring some of the firework display.
This year there seems to be less fireworks being let of by individuals in the streets - I guess there may be a lack of money, and people do not want to burn up what they do have, in the sky !
November 5th is always a good time to create a bonfire and get rid of all your rubbish without attracting complaints from your neighbours about the smoke.
Today several fires were burning merrily on our allotment site as people took the opportunity to get rid of rubbish.
Today we had to retune our Television - when I say "had to" it was not compulsory but failure to do so would result in loosing some TV channels.
And why ???
Well the north west of England is going digital and the analogue signal is being withdrawn - as a result many of us have had to buy bigger and better televisions !!
This change over will be completed by early December and then we should all have a choice of even more channels and better picture quality .. problem is "they" keep on repeating the same old programmes and are we really better off ??
It was a poor Sunday for our local football teams -
Manchester United lost to arch rivals Liverpool 2-0 and had a player sent off .
Our other team Manchester City managed a 2-2 draw against Fulham but this sort of display and result is not good enough for a team that has set its sights on being in the top four at the end of the season.