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Happy Christmas

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We would like to wish all our visitors a very happy christmas and a happy new year. It seems almost certain that we won’t be having any snow before the new year but after that who knows?

The New King!

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We were in the Offa’s Dyke Centre in Knighton recently and we are now able to introduce you to the new king. This is the old King Offa: and this is the new King Offa: The throne is a replica of what King Offa’s throne would have looked like. The king is a replica of […]

Our weather

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About a year ago I purchased a weather station which I erected in our garden where it has been standing since. I thought that you might like to see some aspects of our weather over the last year. First the temperature (Blue Line). You can ignore the red line which is the Dewpoint.    Secondly […]

Rocks and Red

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A short while back, before Amanda had her foot operation, we had to go to Llandrindod Wells and I stopped to take this photograph on the way. It shows a hill called Llandegley Rocks but known locally as the Dragon’s Back and perhaps you can see why. We keep promising ourselves that we will climb […]

Chop, Chop – Hop, Hop

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Some time back (years) Amanda had an operation to correct a bunion problem on her right foot (Original post). Well now she’s had the left foot done (4 days ago) so we shall be unable to travel for some weeks, possibly months, as she is having to move around on crutches. We had some fun […]

They are taking over the world!

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This is just a part of a larger area of these fungi in our garden by the brook. I think that they are planning to take over the world. Look out for a patch near you.  Their colloqial name is Fairies Bonnets and they belong to the Inkcap group of fungi but, unlike most Inkcaps, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]