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Sunday Poem - Claudine Toutongi

It doesn’t seem very long since the last time I wrote, and the week has flashed by again.  I decided this week to blog about any interesting reading I do for my PhD for a number of reasons.   2,098 more words


Keep off the Grass!

Four stoners out climbing a fell/

Gave Cumbrian coppers a bell/

And said please come by -/

We all got so high/

We can’t seem to walk very well! 51 more words

Climbers got so stoned on top of mountain they couldn't get back down

A group of climbers had to be rescued from the top of a mountain after getting so stoned they couldn’t get back down.

The four walkers got stuck on top of the 3,209ft Scafell Pike in Cumbria’s Lake District – the highest peak in England. 211 more words


Walking into Autumn

In my previous post Autumn I mentioned I enjoy going for a walk during this time of year.

At this time of year I notice my surroundings more such as the leaves on the trees changing colour, walking through crunchy leaves, the lull of birdsong, the gentle rustle of the cool breeze through the bushes and the return of the low sun still warm but which now gives a burnt orange glow over the objects it shines upon. 184 more words

Places To Visit

Different tarn, different desmids ...

Geoff and Chris, two of our band of desmid hunters, chose to stay in the FBA’s brand new holiday apartments and, rather than cross the lake to join us on Saturday morning they headed out to Moss Eccles Tarn, in the area between Esthwaite Water and Windermere.   469 more words


Layers on land, sea and sky

The photo I have chosen for this challenge from the Daily Post about layers of texture is a very recent one. There were many different sorts of clouds that day. 45 more words


Lessons from School Knott Tarn …

As not everyone could join us on our excursion on Friday afternoon, we repeated the exercise on Saturday morning, heading to a small tarn just a short walk from Windermere and Bowness.   951 more words