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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 25 Jan 2013 13:18

I have mostly been in April - beautiful time - all the mimosa out and temperatures really good

PatinCyprus

PatinCyprus Report 25 Jan 2013 13:23

Late April to May similar temps to English summer, 2 months later in the high 30s C. April and May are good for sightseeing as it's so much cooler.

Paula and Ann have you seen Kolossi Castle, Kourion ancient site with it's amphitheatre and the wine museum I'm close to them.

Paula+

Paula+ Report 25 Jan 2013 13:39

Pat, The temperature was just perfect for us. We went to Spain in July with the family with our little ones, it was too hot for me, the only time it was really comfortable during the day was when I was in the pool. However I could do with some of that at the moment.
I recently discovered my g.g.g. Grandfather on my maternal side was born in Montgomery, no one (alive) knew of this and no-one had bothered to do any research., but Grannies family name was Owen. I think it is fascinating what one can find when searching

PatinCyprus

PatinCyprus Report 25 Jan 2013 14:06

Found out that, on my maternal side, my grandfather's cousin was a division 1 footballer in the early 1900s. That appears to be the only claim to fame so far. :-)

Love the researching. Doing my tree I have found several distant cousins doing the same.

It's been 19 C today but the first 2 weeks of this year it's been colder than usual. 1 night only 2 C with next day only reaching 5 C. We had a flurry of snow down here. Usually have snow up the mountain but near the coast it's an event. ;-)

I know how cold it's been, daughter's a civil engineer and she's out in all weathers. Has to go near Norwich from Notts this weekend to do 2 surveys, she watching the weather like a hawk. Get all the reports. A picture of her at work is being used by a firm she did some work for. It was last October/November I think, in the rain marking out Humberside Airport's boundary. She's in hard hat, boots, waterproof trousers, high viz jacket. She's 5 ft 3 ins and about 8 st. She's stood on a box looking through a theodolite, bless her and she loves it all.

The break here in May will help you into the British (maybe) summer Paula. We used to holiday here in December/January every year to break up the British winter. :-)

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 25 Jan 2013 14:20

Please don't turn this into a Welsh thread, Paula and Pat. Walsall is a long way away (apart from similarity in spelling)

The mother of Audrey in Corrie was Lady Harmer Nicholls. My late mum was friends with her (both patrons of South Staffs Amateur Operatic Society).

Can't remember name of Lady Nicholls. Peggy rings a bell. But she was from Pleck. :-D Wonder if there is a Peggy St there?

Paula+

Paula+ Report 25 Jan 2013 18:11

@ John There is no danger of that, I am a true English Rose and proud of it. By the way Lord Harmar-Nicholls was Baron Harmar-Nicholls Baronet of Darlaston. Not a lot of people know that ;-)

Island

Island Report 25 Jan 2013 18:33

Sue Nicholls mother was Dorothy Edwards.

Anyone remember British Olympic athlete - gold medallist - Lilian Board?
A street in Greenford N London is named after her - Lilian Board Way. Sadly, Lilan died at just 22 years old.

Nearby there is Mary Peters Drive - another British Olympic athlete.

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 25 Jan 2013 18:57

Lady Nicholls was not Dorothy, Island. But you have reminded me of what mum called her. It was Elsie.

I have seen marriage on Free BMD and she was Dorothy E Edwards :-D Lovely lady, but not posh at all. She was quite proud to be Elsie from Pleck :-D

Island

Island Report 25 Jan 2013 19:12

I suspect your 'sorry, I jumped the gun before checking, Island' must have been set to invisible font.

KenSE

KenSE Report 25 Jan 2013 19:16

We've got Little Nell, Estella Mead, Madeline Place, Rose Glen, May Walk and Holly Way.

GinN

GinN Report 25 Jan 2013 21:56

In one of the Durham Colliery villages where I used to work, many of the streets were called after early Labour polititians, and a whole housing estate was called after Ellen Wilkinson.