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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Joined: August 2008
Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Tue June 9th, 2015, 4:45 am

First really hot day of the summer--105F / 40.5C.
We are melting here!

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Madeleine
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Posts: 5713
Joined: August 2008
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Tue June 9th, 2015, 8:50 am

Cooler here, they keep forecasting torrential rain but it hasn't happened so far and there's a cold wind.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

Barcelona
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Joined: April 2015

sunny BCN

Post by Barcelona » Wed June 10th, 2015, 6:57 pm

I haven’t had a very good day, but reading your posts I suddenly feel very fortunate. I live in Barcelona, Spain. Here it’s sun 7 out of 7 days. There’s a paradise-like beach only a 17 minute drive away, and it’s currently a pleasant 25º Celsius, which is 77º Fahrenheit….

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blueemerald
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Location: Seattle, WA, USA

record breaking heat

Post by blueemerald » Fri July 3rd, 2015, 9:12 pm

It is currently 85 degrees with 35% humidity. Doesn't sound so awfully bad, but is quite unpleasant indoors without air conditioning (which is fairly scarce in Seattle). June 2015 was the warmest on record. Also the 4th driest on record (so much for Seattle rain, eh?). Several days over 90 degrees. Hot air and dry ground. Concern about high fire risk with (illegal) fireworks. Seattle area anticipated to have a hotter and drier summer than usual.
Poor pooch having a hard time. Kiddie wading pool in the yard provides some relief and fun!

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat July 4th, 2015, 10:20 am

In the 90s here too - had a storm last night but hot again today. Luckily I had this week off work!
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Lisa
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Joined: August 2012
Favourite HF book: Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
Preferred HF: Any time period/location. Timeslip, usually prefer female POV. Also love Gothic melodrama.
Location: Northeast Scotland

Post by Lisa » Sat July 4th, 2015, 12:17 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]In the 90s here too - had a storm last night but hot again today. Luckily I had this week off work![/quote]

Thunderstorm up here as I write, lots of rain. We've had a couple of storms since Wednesday, which was way. too. hot. and probably still nothing like down south (I think we hit 26C).

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sat July 4th, 2015, 8:01 pm

I think it was about 30 here on Wednesday, very hot, and no breeze.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Nefret
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Favourite HF book: Welsh Princes trilogy
Preferred HF: The Middle Ages (England), New Kingdom Egypt, Medieval France
Location: Temple of Isis

Post by Nefret » Sat July 4th, 2015, 11:42 pm

It rained a bit (and a lot) earlier.
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
{Ensiferum}

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Sun July 5th, 2015, 11:10 am

[quote=""Nefret""]It rained a bit (and a lot) earlier.[/quote]

Same here, much cooler too.
Currently reading: "Pine" by Francine Toon

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Post by Misfit » Sun July 5th, 2015, 2:22 pm

[quote=""blueemerald""]It is currently 85 degrees with 35% humidity. Doesn't sound so awfully bad, but is quite unpleasant indoors without air conditioning (which is fairly scarce in Seattle). June 2015 was the warmest on record. Also the 4th driest on record (so much for Seattle rain, eh?). Several days over 90 degrees. Hot air and dry ground. Concern about high fire risk with (illegal) fireworks. Seattle area anticipated to have a hotter and drier summer than usual.
Poor pooch having a hard time. Kiddie wading pool in the yard provides some relief and fun![/quote]

I hear ya. They're calling for 97 today, but it's nice and cool this morning. My poor girls are dying for lap time and scratches, but back off at the thought of body contact.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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