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A New Year, portents, traditions and looking forward

I’ve never been impressed by the hype of the ‘New Year’, never regarded it as a portent or a time to make ephemeral resolutions to change bad habits, never felt the urge to stand around with arms crossed, holding hands … Continue reading

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Hibernation time and images of cold weather

Late nights have been more frequent recently.  Four times in the last week I have been up until 03.00 and this has started to impact on the time I get up.  My boast that I get up at 07.30 whatever … 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 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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Greece: getting ready

In less than a week I’ll be back in Greece.  I can’t wait to leave the grey skies behind. Still desperately trying to sort the garden out before I go I finally managed to rescue the potatoes from the sodden … Continue reading

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Pontypool, Chepstow, Tintern: a long weekend in Grey Britain

Having enjoyed two weeks of summer in March we are now back to the typical wet,cold weather of Grey Britain.  It’s a pity because I had people to stay for the weekend and it took the edge off getting out … 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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