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Meanwhile it’s sweatshirt weather here—how did that happen?

Well, this isn’t too unusual at this time of year for us. We got this kind of heat in March even, though that doesn’t happen very often. Come May we could get 25-28C/77-82F - slowly climbing higher in temperature towards the end of the month - and sun for weeks. We usually have dry and sunny during spring, even if it’s not always warm, and this year is no exception. A bit warmer for a few weeks than we usually get, but nothing completely out of the ordinary. It’s still nothing like spring 1989 or summer 2006, and I hope it won’t be that hot and sunny. Even if it’s great when it’s dry, because weeds don’t grow much, it’s tough to work when it climbs above 30C/86F.

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Not available in my country :(

Let’s try Soundcloud then. (x)

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What are you on about Rick Astley is a genius

No, Stock, Aitken and Waterman were the “geniuses”. Astley was just a voice among many, singing their songs. Hazel Dean, Bananarama, Donovan, Mel & Kim, Mandy Smith, Sabrina, Samantha Fox, Sinitta, Sonia and Rick Astley all polluted the radio stations from 1984 to 1989-ish. The only one who has survived that music factory is Kylie Minogue. Good grief woman! These are my teen years we’re talking about, and that trio is one huge reason why I loathe the 1980s! It was such a relief in when house and grunge put an end to their radio monopoly.