Squeaky snow

Squeaky snow

When the temperature of snow is above -10°C, it melts slightly when you crush it by walking on it. At temperatures below -10°C, the ice crystals are crushed, which makes a squeaking sound.

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Hallwil, Switzerland

Lake Hallwil

Going somewhere new and exploring the lake shore at Seengen, near Hallwil.

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Scotland at night

Scotland at night

Wonderful and unusual drone and time-lapse sequences from the Visit Scotland YouTube channel.

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Bern by night, 2011

Bern by night, 2011

My first little video put together using Adobe Premier Pro, using some old video clips from 2011.

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Warnscale Bothy

2020 Retrospective – The Wettest Walk

Of all the walks Jo and I have undertaken, the path to Haystacks in the English Lake District seems to be the most prone to failure. The attempt we made in 2020 was no exception, although a sudden change in the weather led us to an alternative success.

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Meadow at Eggboden (Grindelwald)

2020 Retrospective – Meadows

Ever on the lookout for new views – and new variations on old views – I spent a fair amount of time on days out hunting for picturesque meadows this spring and summer.

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Thousands of second chances

Thousands of second chances

I spent the afternoon working at home in front of the computer, and listened to Kenneth Williams – a well-known actor, comedian and diarist – reading from his autobiography, Just Williams.

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WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

Block Variations for WordPress Gutenberg

WordPress’ block editor “Gutenberg” allows us to register custom block styles for a particular block. But since WordPress 5.4, we can use Block Variations to add other presets with different default settings.

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A stomp in the snow

Note to self. When the cloud is low, the snow is falling gently and the village paths are empty, get out and enjoy it.

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The memory moon

When the full (-ish) moon rises above Interlaken at this time of year, it always reminds me of a photo my Dad took in south Wales many years ago, where the reflection wasn’t on a lake but on the smooth surface of the sea off the coast of Freshwater East.

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Remote working

The beginning of 2019 saw a huge change for me; both having an office close to where I live and gaining the freedom to work wherever I want to be.

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