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Beccaberry
22-01-2009, 11:40 PM
:unsure: Um. Well. I think the thread title says it all :unsure:

keith
22-01-2009, 11:41 PM
:unsure: Um. Well. I think the thread title says it all :unsure:

like it is the rest of the year in the UK, cold, damp, grey

keith
22-01-2009, 11:42 PM
I could work for the tourist board couldnt I :D

Beccaberry
22-01-2009, 11:43 PM
Are you just saying that because you're afraid I'm gonna look you up when I get there? :wink:

keith
22-01-2009, 11:45 PM
Are you just saying that because you're afraid I'm gonna look you up when I get there? :wink:

:lol: no hon I promise :hug2:

March is an ok time, dec/jan/feb cold, march... crisp with sunshine I'd say

Beccaberry
22-01-2009, 11:47 PM
I can do crisp...


And the UK is a big place...you'll have plenty of places to hide... :D

PsychoAlice
23-01-2009, 03:00 AM
Not really big but it does have lots of knooks and crannys...

Disneybumble
23-01-2009, 07:29 AM
March can be warmish, coldish and rainy. But we do have freak weather fronts sometimes. Are you coming don't even think you aint not meeting me.:mental:

Dawn
23-01-2009, 07:50 AM
Grey

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 07:56 AM
so cool that your coming - sometimes nice but probably cold and wet - its not a green and pleasant land because the sun shines here :D

tb2830
23-01-2009, 08:58 AM
it can be a mixed bag as the others have said the uk weather is so unpredicatable

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 09:03 AM
:lol: the forecast all year is - sunshine and showers

Wendy
23-01-2009, 10:00 AM
It's like the others say, cold, damp, sunny, windy and if you are really unlucky it might even snow :lol:

It also depends on where you go, it tends to be colder the further up North you go. London is usually cold. Devon and Cornwall are normally warmer but they are also wetter. Wales and Scotland will usually be colder.

uscwest
23-01-2009, 11:57 AM
March is certainly not the time I would choose to go to the UK but I'm sure you have your reasons Becca. :wiggle:

Beccaberry
23-01-2009, 12:04 PM
LOL, uscwest...I do. It's called two weeks off with pay :D I take 'em when I get 'em ya know?

It's not a dead certain just yet...Jon and I are just bouncing ideas around. We've found a decent deal on airfare...and well, lucky for us, the exchange rate isn't what it used to be (sorry, doc)...

Oddly, it boils down to...wedding or Britain :D

So then...if you wouldn't choose March, when *would* you say the best time to visit is?

mumof2
23-01-2009, 12:08 PM
May *can* be warm and sunny sometimes, as can June and July but I wouldn't guarantee good weather in August.

Actually I woudn't guarantee any month!

We had rain and wind and grey skies a while ago - now the sun's shining.

Wendy
23-01-2009, 12:14 PM
Oddly, it boils down to...wedding or Britain :D

I'd vote for wedding :D but time it right so that we can come as well :hug2:


So then...if you wouldn't choose March, when *would* you say the best time to visit is?

You can't take anything for granted with our weather :lol: the end of May can be good (but the last week is school half term so the prices are up), June and early July are quite nice. End of July and August are school holidays so again it will be silly prices :rolleyes008:

lisaw
23-01-2009, 12:19 PM
We can nice Septembers as well - sometimes :lol:

I think pick a time to visit, expect grey and wet and hopefully you may be pleasantly surprised :D

Oh and don't pick Wimbledon fortnight as it almost always rains then :D

Wendy
23-01-2009, 12:22 PM
We can nice Septembers as well - sometimes :lol:

I think pick a time to visit, expect grey and wet and hopefully you may be pleasantly surprised :D

Oh and don't pick Wimbledon fortnight as it almost always rains then :D

:lol: We aren't very positive about our Country's wonderful weather are we :lol:

Johnie
23-01-2009, 12:22 PM
LOL, uscwest...I do. It's called two weeks off with pay :D I take 'em when I get 'em ya know?

It's not a dead certain just yet...Jon and I are just bouncing ideas around. We've found a decent deal on airfare...and well, lucky for us, the exchange rate isn't what it used to be (sorry, doc)...

Oddly, it boils down to...wedding or Britain :D

So then...if you wouldn't choose March, when *would* you say the best time to visit is?

:tongue: why do I feel like I am never going to see you married?

Wendy
23-01-2009, 12:28 PM
:tongue: why do I feel like I am never going to see you married?

We could always arrange it for her and send her the bill :lol: There's plenty of time between now and October to arrange things, don't you agree Johnie :wink:

Johnie
23-01-2009, 12:30 PM
:tongue: I do agree.

kazzaqld
23-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Of course for a little more, you could come visit me!

I could almost guarantee nice weather in March - cooling off and not too rainy! :yes:

Wendy
23-01-2009, 12:53 PM
:tongue: I do agree.

Oh Becca!!!!!! Johnie and I will arrange your wedding, all you need to do is turn up oh and one small thing pay for it as well :lol: :lol:

uscwest
23-01-2009, 01:02 PM
So then...if you wouldn't choose March, when *would* you say the best time to visit is?

We went in late May through mid June. While we did run into some rain and cool days, for the most part it was quite an enjoyable, though VERY expensive trip given the exchange rate at that the time (best deal I got was $2.14=1.00 at M&S). Would love to be able to do that trip all over again with today's exchange rate.

Wendy
23-01-2009, 01:09 PM
We went in late May through mid June. While we did run into some rain and cool days, for the most part it was quite an enjoyable, though VERY expensive trip given the exchange rate at that the time (best deal I got was $2.14=1.00 at M&S). Would love to be able to do that trip all over again with today's exchange rate.

It would have made a huge difference John the rate at M&S at the moment is $1.46 = 1.

Tink
23-01-2009, 01:26 PM
A perfect suit for you. A dignified small bouquet... Jon in a lovely dark suit...precisely placed boutonniere...and a judge. Simple, clean, perfect. The import of the meaning of the ceremony.

Then off to the flight to the UK for the honeymoon. :yes: Silly girl! Just ask me! :D :D

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 01:46 PM
We haven't had a summer here for 3 years now so we are due some good weather at some point - pretty sure it snowed last April

I have to say you are never ever going to have guarenteed weatehr in the UK but you aren't coming here for a beach holiday so it doesn't really matter now does it :D

Claire
23-01-2009, 02:09 PM
They're predicting a scorcher this year but how they can do that when they can't normally get the next 24 hrs correct is beyond me.

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 02:12 PM
completely agree Claire

Wendy
23-01-2009, 02:18 PM
They're predicting a scorcher this year but how they can do that when they can't normally get the next 24 hrs correct is beyond me.

Ummm don't they say that every year :lol: followed by we are going to have an Indian Summer instead :lol: :lol:

Beccaberry
23-01-2009, 02:35 PM
LOL, ok...maybe I should do a bit of explaining :)

Yes I *want* to get married (in quite the way Tink has planned for us, well done you :wink: )

I want simple elegance...that's it.

Our plan was to have the wedding this July...however, on Christmas Jon's sister announced she was expecting. She is Jon's closest and dearest friend and he would not DREAM of having a wedding without her there. Unfortunately they've just relocated to Memphis and she is due in early August. Due to some medical issues she'll be unable to travel that close to her due date. So that's put July on hold. We're still considering the fall...however that makes it more difficult for my family to attend. So right now we're torn...

We've considered a winter wedding...perhaps during the Christmas holidays...but we're still tossing it around.

Enter an email this week advertising airfare for a ridiculous amount out of LaGuardia. I jokingly mentioned it to Jon who is now on a mission :D

My spring break is two weeks in March...hence the date....hence the question....

Are we all clear as muddy water?

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 02:47 PM
If you haven't been I would like to think it would be a great place to visit but it isn't as Small as some people would have you believe

for instance it would take quite a while to hoover it all.

The road networks are nowhere near anything you have in the states so a 30 mile journey can take aaaages down the wiggly windy roads.

If you do chose to come there is so so so so so much more to Britain than London

Wendy
23-01-2009, 03:07 PM
I agree with Chris, just as an example, I live in Plymouth, to drive to London it takes us 4 - 4 1/2 hours which is only about 250 miles away.

We wouldn't even dream of driving to Scotland as it would take between 8 - 9 hours to get to Edinburgh - it takes us 9 1/2 to fly to Orlando.

I think it's between 3 - 5 hours to Wales depending on what part you are going.

When John and Donna where here we drove down to Penzance, the Minniack Theatre and Lands End. We had a picnic at Lands End and then drove back along the coast road to Plymouth - we were gone for the whole day.

We may be small compared to the US but it takes forever to get anywhere :shrug:

Beccaberry
23-01-2009, 04:20 PM
So noted :D

I like long windy roads.

And I like saying "Penzance"

mumof2
23-01-2009, 04:23 PM
So noted :D

I like long windy roads.

And I like saying "Penzance"


beware the pirates

Beccaberry
23-01-2009, 04:25 PM
The Pirates of Penzance?

Indeed.

I shall keep a sharp eye out. Unless he has rum. Then I shall simply stick my hand out :D

Dorothy
23-01-2009, 04:28 PM
So do the honeymoon first then come home and get married when Jon's sister can travel :thumbsup: See that was easy :wiggle:

mumof2
23-01-2009, 04:29 PM
The Pirates of Penzance?

Indeed.

I shall keep a sharp eye out. Unless he has rum. Then I shall simply stick my hand out :D


hee hee! :D

Skywatcher
23-01-2009, 04:31 PM
I courted Lisa in Penzance she was raised in St Just which is as far west as you can get without getting wet. It sounds better than it is I'm afraid

uscwest
23-01-2009, 05:14 PM
I agree with Chris, just as an example, I live in Plymouth, to drive to London it takes us 4 - 4 1/2 hours which is only about 250 miles away.

We wouldn't even dream of driving to Scotland as it would take between 8 - 9 hours to get to Edinburgh - it takes us 9 1/2 to fly to Orlando.

I think it's between 3 - 5 hours to Wales depending on what part you are going.

When John and Donna where here we drove down to Penzance, the Minniack Theatre and Lands End. We had a picnic at Lands End and then drove back along the coast road to Plymouth - we were gone for the whole day.

We may be small compared to the US but it takes forever to get anywhere :shrug:
And a lovely ride it was with a perfectly wonderful couple. We still talk about the trip though the Moors and how exciting it was.

Wendy
23-01-2009, 05:31 PM
I courted Lisa in Penzance she was raised in St Just which is as far west as you can get without getting wet. It sounds better than it is I'm afraid

Small world, I grew up in Newquay so I know where St Just is, it's a long way down :D So where dis you live or was it a summer romance :D



And a lovely ride it was with a perfectly wonderful couple. We still talk about the trip though the Moors and how exciting it was.

It was nice John, that was on our way back from the castle at Bristol wasn't it :yes:

I remember Donna getting out and taking photos of the cars :lol: they were for her co-worker I think :unsure: and do you remember when Chris took us down that small road by the reservoir and we ended up having to stop because of all the ponies in the road :lol:

Ahhhhh memories :sigh:

uscwest
23-01-2009, 05:52 PM
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It was nice John, that was on our way back from the castle at Bristol wasn't it :yes:

I remember Donna getting out and taking photos of the cars :lol: they were for her co-worker I think :unsure: and do you remember when Chris took us down that small road by the reservoir and we ended up having to stop because of all the ponies in the road :lol:

Ahhhhh memories :sigh: Yep remember it well. We had a blast with you and Chris. Wish we could have spent more time with you. But we did quite a bit after we got back to London.