Storm Christoph hits the Swansea Valley

Mond Valley Golf Club flooding

Given the fact that it is winter and the effects that climate change is having on global weather patterns, it probably shouldn’t be a surprise that we’ve just had out first major storm of 2021. After the Met Office issued yellow warnings for three days of heavy rain, it came as no surprise to see …

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2021

Those of you who watch the BBC Countryfile programme on a Sunday, will be well versed in the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which is promoted on the programme. Basically the purpose of the birdwatch is to enable the RSPB to gather information on the birds that people see in their garden from around the …

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My 365 Photo Challenge for 2021

Nikon D500 Body

With all of the UK currently in a level 4 lockdown, meaning that we are only meant to make essential journeys, I’ve decided to make the most of the daily time I spend walking by setting myself a challenge for 2021. Regular readers of this site will know that I enjoy photography, so what better …

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Anker USB-C to Ethernet Adapter Review

Anker USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

Anyone who uses a Wi-Fi connected notebook on a regular basis will most probably be able to tell you about the occasional connectivity issue. Most of the time this isn’t really a big deal, but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the ever increasing need to use the likes of Zoom, Google Hangouts, Skype, …

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Night time lightning show

lightning from my office window

Last night I witnessed what can at best be described as the most amazing show of lightning I can recall in my 40 odd years on this planet! Never have I seen a storm like it, with the lightning literally lighting up the sky all around for over two hours, but even more bizarrely, without …

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