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CET: July 2015 blowing hot and cold

July 2015 was a remarkable month as far as Central England Temperatures were concerned. I say that because it started on a hot note, with the 1st producing the highest maximum daily value of 32.7°C (+12.8°C above the 1961-1990 long-term average) in the daily record that started in 1878. 275 more words


Fastnet Storm

On the 11th of August 1979 an Atlantic extratropical low rapidly intensified as it tracked toward Ireland. The resulting south or southwesterly gale wreaked havoc with many of the boats taking part in the annual 28th Fastnet race from Cowes to the… 211 more words

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Loving the Beautiful British Isles and its Wonderful Abbeys, Churches and Cathedrals

Modern Christianity in Britain Today

Churches are a bit like pubs, attendances are down, some have been knocked down, others now have different uses or have simply evolved into something else, such as part church / shops or a cafe / church, who knows there may even be part church / pub .   831 more words

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Cool out last night

The cool theme to July continues with a cool day on Thursday, followed by a cool night with Sennybridge down to 0.9°C. 14 more words

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In which I retreat (to go forwards)

I find making time to do more of anything is often a bit of a challenge, so the picture book retreat for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) British Isles branch came along at just the right time, i.e. 501 more words


July 2015: rainfall so far

The wettest place that I can see in the British Isles at the moment is Ballypatrick Forest near Cork in Ireland with a total of 162.3mm of rain (6.39″) up until 1200 UTC today (29th). 39 more words


Cousin Beatie at Melford Hall

Beatrix Potter, born on this day in 1866, was a frequent guest at Melford Hall in Suffolk. One of her most beloved characters, Jemima Puddleduck, began life as a toy dressed by Beatrix and given to Richard Hyde Parker, a grandson of her cousin. 266 more words