Dennis the menace

Dennis the menace

Just this morning I was thinking that we had got off pretty lightly over here in terms of the effects of storm Dennis, particularly when compared with some of the awful conditions that other regions have endured; and that is clearly true. However, my opinion was...
Bracing!

Bracing!

I am writing this as storm Ciara rampages across the country, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. Touch wood and whistle, at this point the level of damage here had been minimal, particularly when compared to some of the images I have viewed on the BBC website...
Doolittle

Doolittle

I have started writing this earlier than usual, because the rugby is on this afternoon, and I don’t want anything to distract me from the main event. I limbered up for it yesterday by watching the Ireland/Scotland game; I have to say that the result could have...
China crisis

China crisis

It’s all of the unknowns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak in China that makes it so unsettling. They don’t definitively know where it came from (snakes? bats? fish?), they don’t know how it will develop, antibiotics don’t touch it, carriers...
The Egret has landed

The Egret has landed

Hurrah, frost! Hurrah, sunshine! What a treat to see clear blue sky and feel a welcome wintry nip in the air. The grey mild wet conditions were becoming tedious, with standing water laying in places in the bottom half of the garden, and little chance for any drying...
A January treat

A January treat

Look I don’t want to be a weather bore, but now I am all weather stationed up there are just far too many opportunities to share interesting data with you. For instance, on Tuesday when I was going to bed the outside temperature was 12.5 degrees, and when I got...

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