I woke up at 2-something last night to go to the toilet, I looked out the window and it was still light! There’s just no dark at the moment which … Continue reading The tropics of Scotland
This weekend we’re getting the tail end of storm Alex which has brought a deluge to France and Italy and caused severe flooding. Yesterday we had heavy rain non-stop all … Continue reading Storm Alex, cycling, and cat-shaming
It was a hot weekend and since my bike, Hoss, is a convertible we went out on Saturday with the top down. Apparently it was the hottest Easter for our … Continue reading In our convertible on the hottest Easter ever
I miss winter. I truly do. Yes, I like watching the garden come to life in spring and the buds blossom but I love the muted lighting of winter more … Continue reading Fed up with hot and dry
We haven’t been as badly affected as other parts of the country by the extreme weather. We’re close to the sea which always helps to moderate the temperature but we … Continue reading The Beast from the East
After a very mild Christmas the temperature has suddenly plunged. There were a few flakes of snow today and the pond at Duthie park is starting to freeze over. It’s … Continue reading An almost frozen pond at Duthie Park
We’ve been so lucky with the snow so far this winter. It’s another winter wonderland outside this morning. Elizabeth told me that when she sees all the snow outside it … Continue reading Winter wonderland
Yesterday there was lots of snow in Aberdeen and the Martin household was jumping with joy! It’s very pretty when it snows. There was much excitement in the school playground … Continue reading Snow in Aberdeen!
I’ve got a population crisis in my stick insect habitat. It’s swarming with them now and there’s a range of sizes so this is more than just one lot of … Continue reading Population crisis and hairy legs
I took this photo on my ride to Newton Dee today. I go to Newton Dee at least once a week, sometimes twice, if I’m lucky. The view is never … Continue reading Appreciating weather
I have way too many clothes. But it’s not because I’m materialistic and spend all my money on contributing to despicable sweatshops and environmental degradation. Most of my clothes are … Continue reading Clothes and sunny Britain
It snowed a bit again last night and I was very excited when I saw it this morning: Ben was even more excited about it than last time: It was beautiful!
It’s getting close to the shortest day of the year now and according to BBC weather, sunrise is at 8:36am and sunset at 3:26pm in Aberdeen. However it’s light at … Continue reading Enchantment on a bicycle
Fluffy escaped. There were tears. There was much searching, but we can’t find him. I did manage to get this photo of Elizabeth letting him out of his home for a … Continue reading Fluffy has escaped!
This is a great two-minute video in which Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the difference between weather and climate (h/t HotTopic). It’s a preview from National Geographic Channel’s Cosmos series. The difference between … Continue reading The difference between weather and climate
I’ve just come back from picking Elizabeth up from nursery on my bicycle and now I want to have a whinge about the rain and wind. So here goes: I’m … Continue reading A whinge
English weather gets a bad rap. I just love it and will try my best to explain why. It’s never hot and humid, the lighting is softly dimmed and when … Continue reading British weather rocks!
Climate scientists have suggested that we will see more extreme weather as a result of climate change. Are there more weather-related disasters than there used to be? I have been … Continue reading Climate change and weather-related disasters