I’m in the same boat as a lot of other people that I’ve seen posting recently – the weather here (in Portugal) is terrible – it’s cold and wet, by which I mean it’s very very very wet.
As a hobbyist I work out of (in summer), and in (in winter), of a garage – there’s no heating and the roof leaks.
I wasn’t able to get in there through most of December, and January has so far been a write off. The forecast is currently showing me about 5 hours of reasonable weather for the rest of this month.
There’s simply no way I can enter the competition this time, which is a great shame.
I’m not, given other people’s posts, the only one in this situation.
I’m not complaining, well, I am sortof, but July can be unbearably hot too, not to mention being the summer holidays when a lot of people go on holiday.
How about changing the competitions from “Winter/Summer”, to “Spring/Autumn”? Even changing them to “Summer/Fall” would, from where I’m sitting, trapped indoors with the fire raging, be a giant leap forward.
I’m not an expert in antipodean weather, but I think this change might benefit them too.
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