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Old Moore's Almanack 2010

08 January 2010 00:38:21

When we were kids, a copy of Old Moore's Almanack was bought every year.  I can still see its green cover, with no pictures either on the cover or inside - from a child's point of view, a very boring book.

I was listening to the radio today and guess what?  Paraphrasing, Old Moore's Almanack gives the following weather forecast:

January - Snow - not the messy, gluey stuff but the real snow.

June & July - Glorious weather - we may not have money but who needs money when we are spending glorious days at the beach.

August - everything ripens as it should.  


One correction mark to the author for getting January right.   Will the overall mark be 12 / 12 i.e. 100%?

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Cloncaw Cloncaw 08 January 2010 00:44:30

Only time will tell and hopefully it'll be right.

Rachel Rachel 08 January 2010 00:51:07

I think we must listen to the same programmes, Mairin. I hope it's true.

fran m fran m 08 January 2010 08:48:17

My Dad always had that in the house, might try and keep the tradition going......

Myrtle Myrtle 08 January 2010 10:21:44

I love that bit about June and July "Glorious Weather". I can just picture all our flowers turning their little faces up to the sun! Must order seeds!

fraoch fraoch 08 January 2010 10:30:21

Glorious weather in June and July would certainly make a nice change!

Lìga Lìga 08 January 2010 10:57:20

Yap,,i like too about June and July:))I hope it be right,at last nice summer:)))

spider spider 08 January 2010 14:40:33

We always had auld Moores almanac and it was referred to religiously for marts and when it was best to go at hay. However in the last few years it has ceased to be accurate as it was, and as for last year predictions, they were way out

flitters flitters 08 January 2010 15:56:30

Ah spider it was correct for Jan, why not for June and July!!!!.God knows we need it ..

andyf7 andyf7 08 January 2010 21:11:56

i was brought up with that book in our house every year, never believed it, but i hope the good weather bit is true.

andyf7 andyf7 08 January 2010 21:11:58

i was brought up with that book in our house every year, never believed it, but i hope the good weather bit is true.


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