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Last minute break...

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Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 1 Dec 2012 13:21

If you are considering a last minute break or booking a holiday in the next few weeks I seriously would not consider the Canary Islands. We have had the most rain at any one time for over 80 years and its still raining! But it is not cold, very warm actually but chilly in the evenings.

Before the rain started we had the longest period with no rain at all for nearly 100 years and higher temperatures than average.

I always feel so sorry for tourists and holiday makers when I see them trying to make the best of their holiday that maybe they have saved a long time for.



Merlin Report 1 Dec 2012 13:24

You been doing a Rain Dance Wendy? :-D :-D :-D

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 1 Dec 2012 13:30

If I saw anyone doing a rain dance I would sit on them and probably they would never dance again! We do have the odd break in the clouds but if you blinked you would miss it :-(


LollyWithSprinklez Report 1 Dec 2012 13:40

What a shame for those that are booked for now

G daughter came back 3wks ago and had glorious weather :-)

Don't suppose many traveling now will have packed rain gear or brollys :-(

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 1 Dec 2012 14:06

We are on day five of the rain sad if you are only here for a week! It is not continuous but very heavy when it does fall and the bits in between are pretty dismal if you are on holiday. Normally it can last a day at the most and then the sun comes out dries it all up and it's back to shorts and tee shirts. All the shops now have big displays of umbrellas and plastic macs.

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 2 Dec 2012 05:47

I would be very unhappy if I hoped for warm weather in the Canaries and got constant rain. It sort of happened to me when my son and I went to Malta in 2007, to see his Nanna for her 80th birthday. We had a few days sunshine altho not really hot, but the rest of the time was so wet, the streets flooded and it was very depressing. I had been to Malta before in October time but always had good weather, not so that time.

O.h. and I are off to the W. Norfolk coast next Sunday for four nights, he has some holiday to use up at work and he has wanted to go back to the house we rented twice before, in Heacham, next to Hunstanton. The house is lovely and warm and has a log fire too so it won't matter too much if the weather is cold but do hope the rain and snow hold off so we can get out and about a bit. I will spend the evenings writing my C. cards while he will be snoring on the sofa in front of the fire.



UzziWithTears Report 2 Dec 2012 08:58

Like wise Wendy after the driest summer we are having a very wet start to winter. Although the rain has stopped for now and the sun is out. We have had some torrential rains.

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 2 Dec 2012 10:36

Hi Purple
I have fond memories of Heacham as when the children were small we had a static caravan at Snettisham, the next village up. We spent a lot of weekends there in the summer and part of the school holidays. have you been to the lavendar fields in Heacham although probably November is not a good time to visit! Enjoy your break.

Uzzi, after raining all night, again, it is a little better this morning. The sky is various shades of grey with a little blue here and there. The cloud around the top of the mountain has gone an there is snow on the peak which will probably stay until about January or February. I'm pretty sure we will have more snow but it is still warm down here at sea level.


AnninGlos Report 2 Dec 2012 12:32

Hi Wendy,

Ok I can say, probably for the first time, that I am glad we are not there!

Do you remember in October, wishing for rain for the garden?

Have you checked the apartment lately, the rain can drive under the door if you aren't careful.

Hope you get dry weather again soon, it must be bad for those who rely on tourists and they can do without it I'm sure. :-)

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 3 Dec 2012 05:21

Wendy, I am only in Norwich and have stayed at Heacham three times, once in summer, once in November and once in February(oh no that was Hunstanton) so have seen the lavender fields in bloom, a lovely sight. We are planning to go to Snettisham on Weds evening as they have a Victorian Christmas market on from 6pm. I see they have a pub there that does meals (big portions it said lol) it's the Rose and Crown so I think we will eat there after going round the market.

It's a lovely area and I did want to move there but have now decided if the chance comes to move, I will head for Sheringham instead, more going on there and easier to get back to Norwich to see friends and family.

Am looking forward to the change of scene. The ducks from the pond in the middle of the village make me laugh, they nest in people's gardens and all over the place, even plodding down Hunstanton High street last time we were there lol


Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 3 Dec 2012 13:47

Hi Ann yes I checked the apartment and the door had swollen a bit in the rain and was difficult to open but hopefully it will dry out doon.

Liz, I lived at Holbeach near Spalding and my husband at the time workrd in Kings Lynn, about half way between Snettisham and Holbeach so he it was about the same distance for him to go to work from the caravan. We lost the caravan in the same floods that demolished the pier at Hunstanton roughly around 1975 ish



GinN Report 3 Dec 2012 14:05

Hi, Purple Sparkly Diamond, hope you enjoy your break in Heacham. I live in West Norfolk, though further south, in Wereham. We have a lovely pond with ducks, though they have no road sense!. It's good to have a break this time of year, we went to Bath this time last year, for the Christmas market, it puts you in the right mood.



AnninGlos Report 3 Dec 2012 17:38

Glad the apartment is OK :-) :-)

Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 3 Dec 2012 19:04

Love the avatar Ann. If the door is still stuck I'll leave the window open for you xx


AnninGlos Report 3 Dec 2012 20:43

You are too kind :-D :-D

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 4 Dec 2012 06:14

I know where Wereham and Holbeach are as we have passed Holbeach on the way to meets in Sheffield etc, and sometimes we used to go out to fetes and such on Sundays to little places in Norfolk so have passed Wereham.

What a shame you lost the caravan in the floods, Wendy - lots of memories gone forever.

GeordieinNorfolk, I love Bath, it must have looked beautiful with the Christmas market on and the decorations up.

I am looking forward to a change of scene, just hope the weather is kind.