Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Monday, 23 July 2018

Scorched Earth! European heat wave intensifies with hottest summer in nearly 50 years while Japan sets a new heat record of 41.1 deg C

Heat wave in Europe, temperatures for Thursday 26th of July Credit Earthwindmap

Temperatures in Japan have reached 41.1C, a new record for the country, amid a deadly heat wave that has claimed dozens of lives. The temperature was recorded in the city of Kumagaya, a city northwest of Tokyo, beating a previous high of 41C in the western prefecture of Kochi in August 2013, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
Meanwhile, Europe is expecting it's hottest week in many years as the heat wave intensifies there.
In many areas in Europe and the UK, no significant rain has fallen since the beginning of May, while the Met Office has issued warnings for people to stay out the sun this week as temperatures are expected to rise to around 35 deg C (95 deg F).
Here in Holland, the Dutch government have issued heat warnings for the whole week as the mercury is set to rise well above 30 deg C, in my own town of Alkmaar we have endured more than 60 days without rain.
The heatwave in Sweden is getting so bad that the country has now sent out official warnings about "extremely high temperatures" in several areas, including Stockholm and Uppsala.
Sweden's national weather agency SMHI on Sunday issued a class-two alert for "extremely high temperatures" (the most serious temperature warning) in counties in central parts of the country: Orebro, Västmanland, Sodermanland, Uppsala and Stockholm.
The warning means that temperatures are expected to reach 30C or more five days in a row.

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