Giving Our Rivers a Bit of Wiggle Room

Posted on November 22, 2021

I was watching ‘The Lakes’ with Simon Reeve last night, and I was struck by some of the programme’s content.   On one section of the programme, Reeve was talking to a couple of geomorphologists. I will confess that I had never heard of this profession before. However, I quickly realised what a future role they will play in the natural environment.   Increased Flooding In layman’s terms, they explained many of the ...

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The Dales, The Lakes and The Peaks!

Posted on October 28, 2021

It was good to head up north for a few days. We left on Saturday morning and made tracks towards Lancaster, the home of Jennifer’s son whilst he studies at university. All seemed well as we came off the A303 and had a straightforward trip up the A34, over the Chilterns and towards Oxford. Once past Oxford, things turned ugly. A 4-mile tailback all the way to the M40 set the precedent for a day in stop start traffic. The stuttering journey ...

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It’s Snow Joke in Basingstoke!

Posted on February 4, 2019

According to BBC South news Local Basingstoke MP, Maria Miller, wants an investigation into the Friday snow that hit Basingstoke.Surely, she has better things to do? Here are my findings. The Forecast At the time every comes home from work on Friday evenings, it started snowing very hard. Although snow had been in the forecast, the extent of it had not been expected. Around 8-10 inches fell on and around the Dummer turn off from ...

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How to Know, When There is Snow!

Posted on January 28, 2019

Despite what The Daily Express might tell you, forecasting snowfall in the UK is a met office nightmare. Forget that twit, Nathan Rao, and your friends who claim to have ‘the best weather apps ever’ as they are talking shit. This is because even the most sophisticated computer models struggle to get snowfall bang on, even on the day of the event. The UK conditions for snow (especially here in the south) are incredibly marginal, result...

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Here Comes the Beast From the East!

Posted on February 23, 2018

Blue Planet: Britain is set for a blast straight from Siberia. How ironic that as we approach the beginning of the meteorological spring, we are about to witness the coldest spell of the winter. The odd thing about this is no one really cares as all they have seen all winter are Facebook and Twitter feeds from nutters at the Daily Express scaring pensioners witless with dramatic click baiting. However, if you look at the way the ...

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