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Grounhog Day

pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550

Today is Groundhog Day. Does anybody else feel like they've been here before?

 Not necessarily in an existential way.image

Sorry about the typo in the title. The second glass of Beaujolais did it.

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,550

    Same old damp patch on the ceiling of the shed, despite two layers of new felt being purchased and applied by "experts in roofing".

    Same old problem of the garden gate sagging on it hinges and refusing to close, despite new hinges and new gate post.

    Same old slate blown off the same bit of roof, despite workman being paid a king's ransom to fix it.

    Same old pot hole in the same stretch of road outside the house. Council come and "repair" it every spring after the same ten requests to do so.

    Same old problem with the boiler thermostat - British engineering at its best.

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    Or even

    January brings the snow,
    Makes your feet and fingers glow.

    February's ice and sleet
    Freeze the toes tight off your feet.

    Welcome March with Wintry wind
    Would thou wert not so unkind!

    April brings the sweet spring showers,
    On and on for hours and hours.

    Farmers fear unkindly May
    Frost by night and hail by day.

    June just rains and never stops
    Thirty days and spoils the crops.

    In July the sun is hot.
    Is it shining? No, it's not.

    August, cold and dank and wet,
    Brings more rain than any yet.

    Bleak September's mist and mud
    Is enough to chill the blood.

    Then October adds a gale,
    Wind and slush and rain and hail.

    Dark November brings the fog
    Should not do it to a dog.

    Freezing wet December, then
    Bloody January again!

    Thank you to Flanders and Swannimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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