The Scots have a word for weather that is dull and damp: dreich. I adopted it into my vocabulary upon first staying in Scotland for a lengthy period of time a few years ago. It’s a lyrical onomatopoeic truth that really hits home in the British Isles. After all, we have a lot of rainContinue reading “Reflecting on Rain”
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Looking back on 2016
2016 has been a game-changing year. Next year we will face the real consequences of the political decisions made by the majority of people in Britain and the United States this year, as Brexit and the inauguration of President Trump actually happen. When it comes to the environment and climate change policy, we are stillContinue reading “Looking back on 2016”
100 Years of Changing the Clocks – Why do we do it anyway?
This year marked 100 years of changing the time each autumn in the UK. Yesterday at 2am, on Sunday 30th October, British clocks reverted an hour, reverting to Greenwich Mean Time. It marked the official end of British Summer Time. We have to wait another 145 days (and about 18 hours at the time ofContinue reading “100 Years of Changing the Clocks – Why do we do it anyway?”