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Colonials huh! First the damned cricket and now gloating about the sunshine too! :)
I'm actually an Irish citizen born in South Africa and living in Australa (one of 8 countries where the wife and I have had a home over the years).

Although I live in Oz, I was supporting the Poms.

I have learned over the years that if you are not born in the country you live in, it is very difficult to join with the rest of the country in the gloat fest that follows an international series win.

My only constant in life is that I always support the Springboks and any team on earth that is competing against the New Zealand All Blacks.:biglaugh:
 

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I'm actually an Irish citizen born in South Africa and living in Australa (one of 8 countries where the wife and I have had a home over the years).

Although I live in Oz, I was supporting the Poms.

I have learned over the years that if you are not born in the country you live in, it is very difficult to join with the rest of the country in the gloat fest that follows an international series win.

My only constant in life is that I always support the Springboks and any team on earth that is competing against the New Zealand All Blacks.:biglaugh:
Grew up in SA. Still a 'bok supporter!

We call the uk cricket squad the SA B team. :)
 

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And again today! Down to the Eastborne on the coast at 8 am to beat the crowds. Glorious flawless sky with the sun beaming from behind cumulonimbus over France. Along the coast to Newhaven for a 'goodie session' at our favourite South African specialist deli, met a couple of Saffers who admired the car then off to Brighton for lunch overlooking the marina. Back over the top of the downs ( jam on the A-27 following an accident ) via Ditchling beacon. Glorious views of the Weald all the way up to the North Downs.

Best of all, top down all day even with her ladyship in the passenger seat. She's a convert to heated seats though :)

Last chance for a while by the look of things though. We are going to be hammered by several fronts coming in from the West over the festive period. Still some friends and family around, good food and a few tipples. Not too bad.
 

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Yep, top down again on the way to work. I'm surprised how little rain we seem to be having during the day! :confused:

Was following a Jag F-Type, love those cars. He had his roof up but I saw him looking at me in his rear view mirror when stopped at a roundabout. At the second roundabout we were first at the lights but I was still behind him.

Both enthusiastically moved off when it went green, he moved to inside line on the dual carriage way after the roundabout and I floored it (well nearly it was damp). He was trying to keep up but not quite managing it :biglaugh:

He caught me when someone decided to pull out into the fast lane right in front of me so had to slam the brakes on :mad: Have to say though I love those brakes!

Anyway I was just about to wave goodbye and turn off into work but he followed me in! Must have been pretty high up the company so was waiting to see if someone would come and fire me all day but they never came :D
 

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It was 17F and cloudy this morning. I kept the top up. We are expecting a high of 36 today, so I will probably drive with top down on the way home.
 

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It's about 52 degrees here today, but we're getting rain for about 3 straight days, so the Dawg is grounded again!
 

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Weekend is going to be sunny.
Than it is going to be cloudy for quite a long time.
ı am planning to enjoy the sun for two days even it is around freezing degrees :)
 

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I had last Thursday off & un-plugged the CTEK Charger and TinTop fired up first time after being in hybernation for a month & half. Had a nice top down run out in the late December sunshine... R)
Not into taking it out when the roads are covered in salt & muck, Hence missing the Wales & MB world meets... :-(
 

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Luvverley bright crisp sunny day today here in Kent, UK. About 9 degrees.

Went out for top down spin with my wife. Probably covered about 30 miles most of which on twisty country roads around Eynesford, Shoreham and Otford.....Superb! I love that car!!

Came home and chilled out for rest of the day, ready for last couple of days at work before Christmas.
 

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Stunning afternoon in Texas, Louise took me for a ride in the '350 today - high 50's, and nice and sunny.

Spud - drove one of the SC6 F-Types, and really want to pull the trigger - stunningly beautiful car.
 

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top down weather

It got down to 24 last week here in Alabama and today was 78. That is why I like it here, if you don't like the weather just wait a few days.
 

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