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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas shopping in Cardiff

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Cardiff like most of the UK is haveing so much rain its unbelievable.  It seems to have rained almost continiously since March.  In a good year rain falls in Cardiff on 146 days during an average year, with total annual rainfall of 1,111.7 millimetres (43.77 in) which is far less than other parts of Wales.
Rainfall for this year has been 111% above average.

Anyway enough of my moaning, so have a good Christmas everyone.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

December lights

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You'll see loads of Christmas lights, but the chandelier in the Custom House caught my eye.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Custom House and windows

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The Custom House in Cardiff Bay  has been beautifully restored and open to the public.

Cardiff Bay


Martyn Joseph


Sunday, December 02, 2012

Large Hadron Collider

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If I'm honest I dont really understand how it works as I can't visualise the process involved, but it's fascinating.  This was a walk in exhibition on show in the Welsh Assembly in Cardiff and well worth a visit.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Rainbows and roofs

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The rainbow is trying to hold back the rain clouds and a couple of days later, all change,  the frost appeared.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Garden Birds

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These are certainly not the best bird shots you have seen as they were taken through the bedroom window.  But for me they are great, as I have been trying for three years to entice birds into the garden and at long last they are beginning to come.  I've had the larger birds like
jackdaws, magpies, pigeons and doves but no smaller species, that is until this week.  So I'm very pleased and looking forward to seeing more over the winter months.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween camping

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Twilight ghouls and "magic" mushrooms?  Not quite, just poisonous ones, but very pretty.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Natures fishermen


The top shot was taken by a friend and the sign is Welsh for "No Fishing".
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Saturday, October 27, 2012

No more Autumn scenes.........


Hopefully I'll have some different pictures soon!
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Severn Valley Railway

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These were taken at Highly station on the SVR.  A trip back in time and pure nostalgia.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn scenes.........again

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These were taken on the Severn Valley Railway just south of Bridgnorth, and a beautiful sunny day that complimented the autumn colours.  We camped just outside Bridgnorth and caught the train from there to Kidderminster, so we did the whole length of the line.  This line, stations and trains are often used in films and must be one of the most successful steam train lines around.  Its nearly all done by volunteers who clearly enjoy their hobby.  More train shots in the next post.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Symonds Yat

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Symonds Yat is a village in the Forest of Dean and a popular tourist destination, straddling the River Wye and the borders of the English counties of Herefordshire and Gloucestershire, it is within a few miles of the Welsh border. [Wikipedia]

These pictures were taken whilst cycling around the Forest of Dean last weekend. The Forest is not huge and you are never more than 5 miles away from a road, so if you get lost you can soon find your bearings.  We were lucky with the weather and saw deer and a huge highglight for me.......wild boar.