Tag Archives: Summer

To celebrate the arrival of summer…(at last)…

This piece is the epitome of English summer for me. The Lark Ascending (Ralph Vaughan Williams), inspired by George Meredith’s poem which begins: He rises and begins to round, He drops the silver chain of sound Of many links without … Continue reading

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A year without a summer?

According to Météo France, 2013 could be one of the coldest and wettest summers for some time. After a long, cold winter, France is experiencing its coolest spring for 20 years. There was sleet at low level in Southern Belgium … Continue reading

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British Summertime – Unreliable?

Recent overload caused a bit of a blogging hiatus. Between work and work-related travel, DIY, visitors from overseas and parties, blogging got squeezed out. Blogging is a good escape, but it doesn’t get things done. There’s a busy summer ahead, … Continue reading

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