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Rainfall measurement techniques #1

  1. hold spectacles horizontally at arm’s length, front of lenses pointing upwards
  2. remember where the door is (this bit is to a large extent dependent on your prescription strength)
  3. open door and quickly thrust arm out as far as you can
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Numbers Game

 

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seawater

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calf

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confluence

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ambidexterity

ambidexterity means no cricked neck!

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Guest Beers at the Victoria April 1st 2010

Mauldon’s Cuckoo (4.3%) £3.05
Dixons Colour of Spring (4.2%) £2.95
Butcombe Gold (4.4%) £3.15
Batemans Eggs-B (4.2%) £2.95

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Still Life

A back garden in Lincoln.

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No place to hide

The end of the road is a long long way
and with storm clouds gathering
there is no place to hide,
I think of the friends I have left behind
and wonder what they are doing,
wish they were with …

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STOP!

STOP in the name of love!

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Not An Easy Living

It was not an easy living and the kids eventually had to leave home to work over the water. They came back from time to time but then the old man died and there was no longer a reason to …

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The Highwayman

Clippety-clop the hooves rang clear,
The Highwayman came riding,
Brave and with no fear,
Bang hoe werkt bang, the guards had fallen,
He cut the ropes off Bess,
And the Highwayman came riding away,
From the old inn’s distress.

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South Uist Sunset

I look at this scene and feel calm, the serenity of the South Uist sunset. The derelict building, a black cut out on the darkened promontory, is a focus for the mind on life on the island. Summer now but …

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afficionadoless

Graffiti by Blues

hidden art
conflict of emotion
paint by discard
sewer of creativity
avoided filled void
afficionadoless

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jura dawn

waters gently lap
whilst the light slowly
grows in intensity,
nature’s perfect alarm clock
a gradual awakening,
reflection on the day ahead,
eastern promise exclaimed
in western islands, perfect

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