Monthly Archives: November 2012

November Daily Blog 30: looking back on the month

When I started the November Daily Blog as part of the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) challenge I had the intention of using it as an incentive to do something different and interesting every day. That ambition took a knock … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 29: problem solving and the subconscious

I don’t suffer from insomnia.  I gave up on having ‘a good 8 hours sleep’ very many years ago.  Instead I stay up until I’m tired and then go to bed with the result that I drop off instantly.   I … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 28: Rough-dug and ready for winter

Completely different feel to the day from the outset on Wednesday as if the grey and the wet of the past weeks belonged somewhere else, to another time.  Blue sky and cold air greeted me as I left the house … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 27: The rain came down and the floods came up …. but who is to blame for the damage

Once again floods are headline news.  About 800 homes flooded in South West England over the weekend.  In north Wales residents in St Asaph have been evacuated as the River Elwy floods, train services to Holyhead disrupted and roads closed. … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 26: A change in the weather. Maybe

The weather may be on the turn.  In South East Wales the heavy rain looks to be passing through overnight and not returning during the 5-day forecast period.  Instead the expectation is that it will be replaced by sunshine and … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 25: Wet in the wetlands

Another very wet and muddy footpath again today.  This time I guess it was only to be expected as I went down to the coast and the Newport (Gwent) Wetlands Nature Reserve.  The mountain behind the house was clagged in … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 24: Footpaths – Grey Britain, Greece, Canadian Rockies.

The weather in the UK has been pretty grim over the last few days with dark grey skies and rain varying between heavy and torrential.  For 4 days now there have been 200 or more flood warnings with the South … Continue reading

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