Boro v Swansea
@ken Hi Ken, I suffered with shingles and the doctor gave some treatment which worked but I'm sorry I can't remember what it was. Take care.
I've had Shingles twice, once just after my father died and the second when we moved to Norfolk. That second time there was no rash but I was given Naproxen by the practice Nurse who diagnosed the problem and it worked, well the pain was stopped. It's bloody uncomfortable and painful, made worse by no alcohol.
Get well soon,
I've had Shingles twice, once just after my father died and the second when we moved to Norfolk. That second time there was no rash but I was given Naproxen by the Practice Nurse who diagnosed the problem and it worked, well the pain was stopped. It's bloody uncomfortable and painful, made worse by no alcohol.
Get well soon,
It was -15 degrees of Celsius all day yesterday. And only -12 today over here in Finland.
No drama as we are used to it. As the country is long, we had -34 degrees up in the North yesterday.
I was on a short walk with my wife yesterday. As we say it is not cold outside - it is just a matter what you put on. We usually have two sets of clothers - now we wear what we call winter clothes until April. We look out and check the temperature before putting the clothes on. Or many layers of them.
We have just about 1 cm of snow yet - or less than half an inch in old money. But a lot of sunshine - so quite desent.
Hope the Boro play well and not normal problems after Xmas - like decorations coming down with Boro's performances.
Up the Boro!
PS. The summer was very hot in here. It was over + 30 degrees C for nearly a month. I was planning to cycle with my wife on holiday, but we needed to cancell most of it as it was just too hot. Also a lot of gardening work needed to be postponed until Autumn. And it was dry.
The global warming can really be seen in here. The weather is very, very different compared to what it was 30 to 40 years ago.
You never know if the weather is colder or warmer than normally.
Up the Boro!
Whilst writing about the weather which is a subject high on the list of a conversation-starter amongst Brits, I always look at photos taken by Teessiders each day on the BBC Weather website. This morning for instance there are a couple taken in County Durham, one of a tree completely uprooted by storm damage in Lartington and another of snow-capped Middleton in Teasdale. Of course the snow-capped vistas will probably be small fry to Jarkko; perhaps he could show us some of his wonderful country covered in snow. Apparently we don’t have a climate in Britain, only weather. But here is a short ditty I learnt as a child:-
Whether the weather be cold, or whether the weather be hot,
We’ll whether the weather, whether we like it or not.
Boro’s overall record at Stoke is not all that good with only 11 wins and 27 defeats in 48 matches, but their biggest win at the Potteries was 5-2 at one day later than tomorrow’s meeting in 1959. Boro were in the middle of a long unbeaten run of 11 home wins but had won only twice away from home before the encounter at Stoke. Wingers Eddie Holliday and Billy Day had given Boro a 2-0 lead at half-time before Brian Clough scored a second half hat trick. A week later this mercurial side then lost 3-6 at Fratton Park, but then got their promotion charge back on track by beating second in the table Rotherham twice over Christmas 2-0 away and 3-0 at home and followed that with a 3-0 home win over Derby County and by then were only 4 points behind Rotherham with a better goal average. By the end of February Boro had extended their unbeaten home record to 15 matches before meeting the League leaders Aston Villa but lost 0-1, though that ‘‘twas the end of the promotion run. Boro scored 90 goals that season, 56 of them at home and finished 5th ten points shy of second place.