Tag Archives: autumn

Locked-down in Wales

Since I arrived home from Greece in early September there have been various shades of lockdown.  It would be more pleasant and safer to have stayed on Symi but unfortunately not to be.  I would have been tempted to stay … Continue reading

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Greece, Symi: here’s hoping

I usually come back from Greece to the UK for August, partly because of the heat but mostly in order to sort out my garden, harvest fruit and veg and store it away for the winter months.   In the throes … Continue reading

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All change

Back from Greece.  Very soon off to the Canadian Rockies.  But before I go, a sample of the brilliant autumn in the UK this year. As a planner by temperament as well as former profession, about 15 years ago I … Continue reading

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Symi:  Wildlife safari.

The searing heat of summer on The Hot Rock has passed.  Life is beginning to emerge again from the crisp remains of the scorched landscape.  Trekking in the mountains reveals more every day as plants and animals emerge from the … Continue reading

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Autumn colour in Grey Britain

Spring and summer were late arriving in Grey Britain this year, the growing season in the garden estimated to be about 3 weeks behind the usual annual pattern.  Similarly Autumn has been late to arrive with trees holding their end-of-summer … Continue reading

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Going to extremes

It has been good to look back on my time in Greece during the summer, trekking in the mountains, swimming in the Aegean, warm sunshine ……..  but life can’t be lived in the past. It’s time to refocus. I like … Continue reading

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