Monthly Archives: February 2012

Ambitious plans

Having been mulling it over for some time I have now finally bitten the bullet and booked a flight to Greece and have an ambitious itinerary beginning to firm up for travelling on the mainland , visiting Crete, Santorini and … Continue reading

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Out of the Winter and out of the freezer

Winter came to an end around here 10 days ago.  During the previous week I had been wandering around the ridge-tops of South East Wales most days to take full advantage of the snow and ice. As noted in my … Continue reading

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Grey Britain: life at the margins

Thursday and I thought that my optimism of a return to winter had been well founded.  After the second night of temperatures below zero (-7.7 and -3.4oC) the forecast was for it to continue close to freezing all day with … Continue reading

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Grey Britain: a short pictorial history of winter 2012

I have bemoaned the fact that we haven’t had a winter in Grey Britain 2011/2012.  November and December were very warm compared to average and so was most of January.  Despite the lack of interesting weather, at the end of … Continue reading

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Grey Britain: an alternative view of Politics

I was accused after one of my recent blogs of being a rabid socialist.  Socialist, yes: rabid, if in this context it means passionate, yes, that’s why I find it difficult to be humorous about politics and politicians.   But at … Continue reading

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