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Rambling through 2012, a year in pictures: Part 2, Greece

The task of selecting a bakers’ dozen of images from the hundreds I took in Greece this summer was more daunting than choosing those for Wales.  This is partly because many of the places I went were new to me … Continue reading

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Nisyros: old ways, new routes

I feel a right long ramble coming on  here.  So if you read the blog, be warned. Many years ago when I started work as a town planner with Monmouthshire County Council (the proper Monmouthshire, not the present vestigial pretension. … Continue reading

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Nisyros: Lava landscapes and making a living from a volcano.

Wednesday I had decided to go off the page and into the past.  Thursday I had got a taste for it. Parts of the island are very little explored now despite the fact that once they were densely populated and … Continue reading

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Just add sunshine: gardens, cacti, thistles, Brecon Beacons, trig points.

Summers in Grey Britain aren’t as hot and sunny as they used to be.  Or are they? Is it that the pattern of summer has changed or it just that our memory of the past is coloured by a good … Continue reading

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Getting the grey out of my brain: Kinder Plateau, trespass and a lot of history

After climbing Cadair Idris in Snowdonia on Friday, I stayed with my daughter and her husband in the Manchester area and, with a better-than-expected weather forecast, on Saturday I headed for the Peak District. I was brought up in Salford … Continue reading

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New habits dying hard: greyness in the brain

Whether we like to think so or not, habits are an integral part of life for most of us.  Apart from anything else they are the lubricant which we use to cope with the boring, everyday stuff.  It is also … Continue reading

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Metsovo:  getting it wrong and a discourse on the nature of paths Swung the curtains open to the balcony doors Saturday morning and was dazzled by the sun streaming in from a cloudless blue sky.  Weather forecasts on the internet … Continue reading

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