Monthly Archives: Aug 2005


28°C, ++thunder   What a day- thunder lightning and lots of lovely rain. We may have seen mammatus clouds ( hope I spelt that properly). Here’s a site about them: Hastings It’s so hot & close now that I have the … Continue reading

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Hot & sunny, 27°C. blimey   wasps– you’re late this year. Only saw the first one today. Come on my little stripey foes, you only stung me once last year and not at all the year before! Your average is … Continue reading

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Cycling: 42 miles in stunning weather., 24°C. Summer’s in the last phase- golden fields, but the trees are looking slightly caramelised. Hedgerows are laden with berries, blackberries are the tastiest & some roads take a long time to travel along. … Continue reading

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Oil in waves

No cycling, not feeling very well this weekend. Paint: Two pieces today- continuing a face and started waves breaking on a beach. They are based on photos taken in Wales last week. Incidentally, there has been a drowning from the … Continue reading

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Vera Drake

Film A most powerful film by Mike Leigh. It’s about a well meaning woman who performed back-street abortions in 1950. The setting was perfectly re-created, beautifully shot and lighting was interesting. It was a very closely observed study, full of compassion … Continue reading

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We’re going to have known nothing like it (again)!

GCSE results day. News report this morning must have bene easy to plan- just use the same report as lat year, add the same controvesy and film a high ranking school as they open their results. Then have a debate … Continue reading

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Visual noise

Rain/ later  & therefore warm. 21°C. Visual noise: a good way to describe visual noise is to use analogies. If you have the radio on in the background, not clear enough to discern voices or instruments, or is there is a … Continue reading

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Never seen it looking so good

Wales! what stunning weather over the last 24 hours. No one on the beach at Harlech. Had supper at a quality beach-side cafe. wales really needs more of those- for as long as I can remember- Wales has aimed at … Continue reading

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full up

25°C; !; no wind. Perfect conditions. Summer is moving into it’s last phase, the colours are fading, straw is everywhere and most of the grain harvest it is in. That means no more arriving home with a deep-chest cough from … Continue reading

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Had a snakebite puncture today. It happens when the tyre hits something that pinches the innertube against the wheel-rim. Characterised by 2 holes that are lined up and are slightly elongated in shape. Whatever it was I hit it shot … Continue reading

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