Thursday, 5 September 2013

Mini Heatwave Continues

Our early September mini heatwave continued on Wednesday with the temperature making it up to 25.2°C in the afternoon. There was a little bit more sunshine than the previous couple of days. The forecast is for it all to come to a sudden end with heavy rain on Friday and continuing into the weekend.
The rain will be most welcome on the plot and garden as they're both very dry and in need of a good watering.

Whilst the tomatoes in our home greenhouse have been a bit of a disaster this year as most of the fruits have suffered from blossom end rot our grape vine Himrod has gone through its usual summer routine of producing lots of bunches of small sweet juicy grapes. The first bunch was picked today and it didn't disappoint. 
A little bit more steam locomotive nostalgia is taking place in Grantham this weekend. 4468 Mallard the world's fastest ever steam locomotive is returning to the district where it broke the record on 03 July 1938. That record top speed of 126mph (203km/h) after passing through Grantham, Lincolnshire, on 3 July 1938 still stands. 4468 Mallard will be on display near Grantham station on 7 and 8 September, as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the record being set. The steam locomotive is normally kept at the National Railway Museum in York but I couldn't resist the temptation to capture some photographs of Mallard as it made its journey from the National Railway Museum to Grantham.


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