Category Archives: Cloudspotting

Making the most of what you’ve got

As regular readers will know, I’m not currently living in my perfect house. The views are of other people’s windows, and the landscape is sterile – a new build desert. I was recently surprised to discover that a kestrel has … Continue reading

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Quarries toads and chickens

The main reason I’ve moved to Crook is that it is very easy to get up into Weardale. Weardale is a walkers’ paradise, largely because hardly anyone can be bothered to visit. An earlier work trip to Birmingham meant I … Continue reading

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Vantage Point

A cold, crisp day today, I took a walk along the back lanes of Crook, my new County Durham home. I’ve found a spot to the North West of Crook that has commanding views of Weardale. The upper fells are … Continue reading

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summertime

I’m acutely aware that I haven’t blogged for a while. I’d say I’ve been busy but the truth is I just haven’t got around to it. So what’s been happening? All’s very quiet in the garden. The tree sparrows still … Continue reading

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Sand and surprises: adventures on the Northumberland coast

I’m recently back from a camping trip to the coast near Berwick upon Tweed, England’s most northerly town. Having been to Berwick before, I thought I knew what to expect, but boy was I wrong. Even before we left home, … Continue reading

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Sunrise and sunset

Today was a treat for two reasons: we had both a sunrise and sunset, and I was actually up and out of the house in time to see both. I can’t think of many reasons to enjoy the short winter … Continue reading

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What a beautiful day

As I write this the sun is setting on what has been a truly beautiful day. We awoke to the first deep and widespread frost of the year. The BBC weather report claimed an overnight low of 0 degrees C … Continue reading

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