Month: January 2016

Storm Abigail

The first officially named wind storm has hit Scotland. It was called Storm Abigail – A Big Gale – someone at the Met office has a sense of humour. The next one in line will be Storm Barney. We’re told that the idea of naming our storms, in the same way hurricanes are named, is …

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Nicknames

My office window at Salty John Towers looks out over a country lane. Off to the left the lane leads past houses, campsites and caravan parks to a pleasant inn and the river. To the right is the village with its houses, cottages, three pubs and two restaurants. And the small Post Office from which …

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