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Her Outdoors: Sowing broad beans, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Sowing broad beans

I’ve just had a week’s holiday, and spent most of it getting my plot whipped into shape for the winter. At this time of year, there’s a lot of clearing up to do – raking up leaves to make leaf mould, tearing out the last of the spent runner and climbing bean plants to put [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Wednesday, 12 November 2014 at 3:07 pm

The Scott Expedition: Seven Hours Skiing in an Antarctica Whiteout (Day 18), Notebook

The Scott Expedition: Seven Hours Skiing in an Antarctica Whiteout (Day 18)

Another deeply testing day today: we woke up to strong winds and a complete whiteout and the mood in the tent was pretty sombre as we melted snow to make our breakfast.

By | Notebook | Monday, 11 November 2013 at 6:11 pm

The Scott Expedition: One Week In, Notebook

The Scott Expedition: One Week In

On our seventh day on the ice, things are finally looking up. We had a freezing, miserable morning with a soft, sticky surface that slowed us to a crawl, and a biting windchill that seemed determined to freeze our fingers, toes and faces.

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 November 2013 at 5:45 pm

Dreaming of a white Easter? It’s not that uncommon if Aldous Huxley’s ‘Those Barren Leaves’ is anything to go by, Arts

Dreaming of a white Easter? It’s not that uncommon if Aldous Huxley’s ‘Those Barren Leaves’ is anything to go by

Snow after Easter? It’s not as unusual as you might think.

By | Arts | Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 2:15 pm

Video: Tigers play in the snow, Notebook

Video: Tigers play in the snow

Amur tigers at Longleat safari park have been filmed playing in the snow.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 4:58 pm

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’, Notebook

Video: It’s snow joke for Wales – unless you’re a Torfaen gritter ‘In the Depot’

The wintery white menace mercilessly besplattering the UK seems to have a particular fancy for Wales. It hasn’t all been doom and gloom, however, Torfaen Council, for instance took a lighter approach to the deluge that Wales is enduring by releasing a comedy video featuring Welsh council gritters battling the elements.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 1:56 pm

Barking Blondes: Snow can be the greatest fun or total nightmare for dogs, Notebook

Barking Blondes: Snow can be the greatest fun or total nightmare for dogs

Depending on the breed, like us, dogs’ enthusiasm differs. Some rush out to leap like deer horizontally up and down in the stuff whilst others, including our own little darlings, Molly and Matilda, recoil from it.

By | Notebook | Sunday, 20 January 2013 at 4:00 pm

The biggest snowball fight in Seattle, Notebook

The biggest snowball fight in Seattle

According to the forecast, the snow is about to hit the UK again this weekend and what many can really think of is the fun that comes within, playing in the snow, building snowmen and snow fights…

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 January 2013 at 10:57 am

What’s so good about being thin?, Notebook

What’s so good about being thin?

Bit of a tedious link here, I do apologise. Everyone is talking about the snow, on the news, radio, web, in shops, Facebook statuses and #uksnow fast became a trending topic on Twitter. There’s no escape – yawn.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 30 November 2010 at 9:41 pm

Dig for victory

A brief digression from the usual book-related postings today with a rant about the weather. Three days after snow fell in London, our street is like a skating rink. Since it’s on a fairly steep hill, this has caused the predictable traffic problems: those able to move their cars at all risk skidding into one [...]

By | Arts | Thursday, 7 January 2010 at 4:35 pm

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