Monthly Archives: November 2012

November Daily Blog 20: knees, frustrations, running to stand still

Some days don’t go as planned.  Some days don’t bear any resemblance to what was planned.  Some days seem to just go haywire, full of activity but with no forward momentum.  Running fast to stay in the same place.  Tuesday … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 19: knees, lifestyle choices, mental well-being

Walking in the weekend sunshine was very enjoyable but by the time I dropped back down the ridge to the house on Sunday afternoon I was struggling with my damaged knee ligament and knew I had done it no favours.  … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 18: broad views and small details in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Sunday was indeed another good day.  Sunny days in Grey Britain are rare, opportunities not to be missed.  So, despite warnings to rest my knee, I walked up the ridge at the southern tip of the Brecon Beacons National Park … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 17: waterfalls, footpaths and shepherds

On Friday night grey and gloom was forecast for Saturday morning clearing to sunshine in the afternoon.  So I planned a return visit to ‘Waterfall Country’ further west in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Despite the forecast I opened the … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 16: feuds and buses

When I arrived home after spending the summer in Greece I start to turn the daily blog into a diary partly to keep the memories alive as long as possible and partly to remind me in years to come (assuming … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 15: grey in the brain, lost in the mists

Wednesday night I fell asleep in front of the TV until 02.30 so on Thursday morning I groped and blinked my way downstairs even more befuddled and foggy-brained than usual. When we moved to this house from Cardiff we decided … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 14: What divides the nation

There are many divisions in a nation as cosmopolitan as Britain.  These differences are the consequence of many factors: long-ago invasions (Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Norse, Roman, Norman …); internal conflicts between those wanting to be top-dog; royal dynasties being imported from … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 13: a day in the City

Though I was born and grew up in a city I’m not and never was a City Person.  But sometimes it’s got to be done.  Occasionally I have to go back for practical reasons and, though I dislike admitting it, … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 12: climate change and Blue House thinking.

There is nolonger any doubt that world climates are changing.  What is disputed is the extent to which the change is simply part of a natural cycle and the extent to which it is man-made.  I have no doubt whatever … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 11: sky, clouds, mountains.

It was the end of the afternoon before I went out for a walk on Sunday.  I had waved the family off, leaving after a late lunch, been sidetracked by having a chat with neighbours taking advantage of sunshine to … Continue reading

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