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Spring? Who’s kidding who?

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If you are a meteorologist then you will regard today as the first day of Spring. Last night was the coldest it's been here this winter at 19F,  the temperature is forecast to stay lower than freezing point today, it's snowing here and it's supposed to be worse tomorrow. Spring? Ha! I don't know when we'll […]

Galanthus Galore

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There were two firsts for us today; it was the first trip of the year and it was the first time that I had used my new camera. It wasn't warm but considering that it was February it wasn't anywhere near as cold as it could have been and the weather forecast was for sunny […]

An earth-shattering experience.

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We felt an earthquake here yesterday afternoon  but, luckily, the earth-shattering bit was 50 miles south of us and about 5 miles down. I was sitting at my desk in my study creating some new pages for the web site when I heard a quiet, low rumble and I could feel the house vibrating. I wouldn't go […]

A nice little surprise!

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I have noticed just recently that there are a good number of Crocuses around us that are beginning to bloom so surely Spring cannot be far away. We could easily get a lot of snow between now and Spring but it's lovely to see some flowers appearing already. More, more    UPDATE:  5th Feb. Not […]

Happy Christmas

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Happy Christmas to all our visitors. Hope to see you again next year – if you can bear it.  

Walls of water

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On Tuesday the weather forecast for Wednesday was that it would been mostly sunny until around 3:00 pm and on Wednesday morning, yesterday, it was the same; mostly sunny. So we set off for the Elan Valley to see if it was worth returning in the, hopefully, better and warmer weather next year. It was […]

A Grave Incident

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Today was forecast to have sunny intervals. I'm hoping that at least one of those intervals will be longer than 5 seconds as we have decided to re-visit Shrewsbury using our little train. We came out of Shrewsbury Station and up some steps on to a high level walkway which took us over the railway […]

If at first you don’t succeed …

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Tuesday 12th September 2017 This is another late report from an outing we did about 5 weeks ago. Unlike the previous blog post this is not accidentally late. I just haven't got around to writing it until now. In fact going on to the Blog to write this was when I spotted that my previous […]

Castle to Canal

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Who's a silly boy then? We did this trip at the end of July and I duly wrote it up and I thought that I had posted it on the Blog – but no, I had forgotten that important bit. As you can see I have rectified that mistake and here it is in all […]

Carnival Capers

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The last Saturday in August every year sees the Knighton Carnival. I realise that you will all be disappointed not to have been able to attend so we were there for you. The various groups and floats assemble in or near the old Market Place so we went there first. There were many colourful groups together with a […]