Monday, 30 November 2009

Hamsters and hampers

I've braved the rain today to meet friends in Temptation, the lovely cafe in Gardner Street, Brighton, that hosts our Wednesday knitting group. The festive hamsters hanging in the window (beautifully knitted by the cafe's owner, Peter) are advertising Temptation's Sussex Christmas Hampers.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Almost the full set

So far today, we've had blue skies, sunshine, high winds, torrential rain, driving hailstones; only need snow to make up the full set...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009


One disadvantage of living close to the sea is the amount of salt that gets deposited on my windows when it rains - it's raining a lot at the moment...

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Enjoying the sunshine

No, there's no sunshine today! The weather in the UK is so absolutely appalling, especially up in Cumbria, that I wanted to post a photo to remind me that it will, at some point, stop raining.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Yesterday's sky

Early afternoon, taken from the Kingsway end of Medina Terrace. BTW, it is true that the British are totally weather-obsessed...

Monday, 16 November 2009

Scattered shingle

We've had high winds and stormy seas all along the south coast over the weekend. This is the view along Hove seafront this morning; lots of shingle, seaweed and other debris scattered by the waves.

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Looking back

I've been to Brighton Museum today, meeting a friend for lunch. It's grey, damp and dark here so I thought I'd show you how the building looks on a brighter day.

Monday, 9 November 2009

On strike

Brighton & Hove bin men are on strike and rubbish is starting to pile up outside communal bins in the streets. I hate to see rubbish accumulating - it reminds me of London during the Winter of Discontent over thirty years ago; the smell of rubbish dumped in some of London's finest squares was unbelievable, not to mention the number of rats. Times may change, but some things seem to stay the same.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Saturday, 7 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Afternoon clouds

I've been enjoying watching the changeable skies this week. From bright blue to black-as-your-hat through every shade of grey and beige you could imagine, plus the bonus of some rather spectacular cloud formations.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Unexpected sunshine

Isn't it always the way? I mention how horrible the weather is one day, then the next day turns out to be bright and sunny.....

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Wet, wet, wet

The warmer-than-usual weather down here on the coast is ending, according to the forecast. This morning it's very wet and daytime temperatures are set to revert to more usual November levels during the coming week.