Tag Archives: weather

August flowers

I don’t know about where you are but around us it’s been a dreary old August, not much warmth but plenty of dark grey clouds and rain. Everything is looking very battered and I don’t think my tomatoes are ever … Continue reading

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Human Cannonball

This morning we walked to school with an imaginary dragon flying behind us on a string. Little Owl had firm hold of the other end of the string so don’t worry, you weren’t in any danger. He is a silver … Continue reading

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Folk tales

Snow musters out of brooding grey skies and a powerful chill wind scatters wheelie bins like leaves. We aren’t managing to walk to school as often these days but when we do we stomp in icy puddles and count the … Continue reading

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Boilers

This weekend our boiler broke down. We had no hot water or heating just as autumn blew in. Boilers have a sixth sense about impending cold weather, and a masochistic sense of humour. It’s all fixed now, which is a … Continue reading

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Payment in kind

Yesterday I met up with the committee from Nomad magazine. Nomad is the Edinburgh University publication I have been Creative Director for this year. Suddenly, mid-conversation, this enormous hamper of delights appeared…for me! This has to be the ultimate way … Continue reading

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Dissertation

This week has been glorious here in Scotland. The mornings have started off frosty and foggy but the sun has soon cleared the air to reveal crisp blue skies. Listening to the radio it sounds as though the rest of … Continue reading

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Pub quiz

The sky has suddenly become very dark in Edinburgh and the trees are being blown about in the quad at college. Some students are messing around outside the window. If I don’t tune into their voices they could be wailing … Continue reading

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Budleigh Salterton

The beach at Budleigh Salterton is at its most beautiful on a really wild winter’s day but as you can see it was pretty great today too. The water was so clear and still. My sister is in absolute fits … Continue reading

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Wild waters

Here’s a little girl who is happy in the sun. The same can’t be said for us. After the deluge over the last week the weather has continued to be showery. Between the downpours we scurried down to the river … Continue reading

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