Monthly Archives: November 2012

November Daily Blog 23: Exploration and discovery, a new twist.

We rightly admire the explorers of old who sailed off the edge of the flat earth to discover what lay beyond.  Long before the giants of the Age of Exploration such as Cortes, Pizarro, Columbus, Magellan, da Gama, Drake, Raleigh, … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 22: Advertising, pseudo science and manipulation

More than half a century ago our forward looking English teacher in school included in the curriculum a series of lessons on advertising techniques.  I have forgotten much about grammatical construction and the poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson but I … Continue reading

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November Daily Blog 21: The news. Informative? Depressing? Trivial? Necessary!

I used to be addicted to TV news, pride myself on knowing what was going on in the world..  I would hush the family so I could watch catch every morsel of it as we ate our evening meal.   I … Continue reading

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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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