Monthly Archives: May 2012

Hot may

27°C, lighter winds Walked in Lancashire lowland farmland. Fantastic what you can find only a mile from home. A hot day in May.

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The house is in a funny mood

25°C, few clouds, little wind. I have another temporary resident in my house. I arrived home earlier than usual to a house that is distinctly buzzing. There is a swarm up by the eaves, I guessed that they’re looking for … Continue reading

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Oxalis has been waiting

22°C, Sun. CA:20 Oxalis has been waiting for a few weeks. today it opened itself to the sun, recent days have not been good enough. Now it’s warm enough to put the hammock up. The Nation is getting excited by … Continue reading

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Explain

27°C, windy Gove: “He said: “To suggest that anti-Semitism can ever be explained, rather than be condemned, is insensitive and, frankly, bizarre. AQA needs to explain how and why this question was included in an exam paper.” Aah, freedom of expression. … Continue reading

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Soon there will be sun

14°C, light gry skies, no wind. CK:53 miles Weekend up North. Saturday was I tired or was I harbouring some latent poorliness? After Sunday’s ride, it was obvious that all those debilitating feelings the day before were exhaustion. The ride … Continue reading

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Don’t like February

7°C, rain Don’t like February, especially when it happens in May. Top temperature today, 7° which rose from a startling 6° this morning. Feb has returned four months on, it would appear. Since I had little teaching to do, I … Continue reading

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Of mice and a man

14°C, windy with sun Could it be that I don’t, as previously thought, live alone? Could it be that these tiny pellets that I have found behind the fridge are left by visitors? Could it be that these visitors take … Continue reading

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Rocester

15°C, SW winds, sunny Rode to Rocester (pronounced Roaster) & wound through windy lanes between grassy fields. The grass picked up waves of wind that gave the surface an oceanic quality. A lovely day then. Just to dampen it a … Continue reading

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Caravaggio

14°C, sunny bits & windy Film: Carravagio by Derek Jarman. A good film has the ability to occupy your thoughts for the next day, or even days after that. Carravagio had some good ingredients- the cinematography was matched to the … Continue reading

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Sun & weekend in step

11°C, sun How often does a run of good weather break at the weekend? Okay, so we’ve had the wettest April on record. That only makes days like this seem more refreshing. The sun is out, fresh verdant emerald growth … Continue reading

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