Nature


Carling Don’t Do Weather Forecasts….But if They Did?

Posted on June 2, 2012

It appears that if there is one thing in this country the elite cannot control, it is the British weather, despite all the bad summers in recent years, I can't remember the last forecast I saw in June where the outlook for Sunday and Monday is not only for driving rain, but also for temperatures of just ten centigrade. Lets not try to paint a pretty picture here, that is nothing short of disgusting and it hardly seems fair on people in villages ...

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Cold, Wet & Miserable

Posted on May 4, 2012

For the last few days I have been battling against a tidal wave of depression that is about to engulf me. After weeks of desperately staying stoical whilst searching five day weather forecasts in pursuit of anything resembling a warm dry day, I have now caved in and given up. Two weeks after the start of the cricket season our ground at Oakley resembles the Somme, remaining totally unused, with this weekends fixtures at all age levels already ...

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Apology to Pensioners….

Posted on April 16, 2012

My old mate John pointed out to me that I had been a bit harsh to pensioners in a recent blog titled "Why Does a Deluge Follow a Drought" where I said that old people bullshit about summers (or indeed winters) not being what they used to be. This was not meant as a nasty comment or indeed a harsh one, it was just a personal assessment that as we all get older we become nostalgic for periods in history that were only brief but tend stick in  the ...

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Why Does a Deluge Follow a Drought?

Posted on April 12, 2012

Following the dry winter and the exceptionally warm March, everyone is now dragging out the unused raincoats again and this weekend will see an arctic plunge of air that will have The Daily Express penning headlines about ten foot snow drifts that will kill pensioners in their sleep. This, of course, is just a couple weeks after they laid claim, without substance, that the British spring would be hotter than any other in history. If you had ...

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