Just like that, we’re one-sixth of the way in to 2020! March has arrived and soon – we all hope, after repeated weekends of storm weather – spring will soon be on the way!
Monday 17th February 2020
It was the Monday morning after a weekend of Storm Dennis. One week earlier, the UK was recovering from Storm Ciara. Two storms ruining consecutive weekends… I decided to take advantage of my day off and go for a walk.
I read recently in North Somerset Life of plans to uncover an Iron Age hillfort in Weston-super-Mare (yes, really… This seaside town has at least one hill!). Worlebury Camp has been obscured by trees for more than 200 years. By the standards of the past, it wouldn’t make for a very good fort or settlement today.
A quarter of a year has now passed since the day I paid for a started my first Meetup walking group. In this short space of time, it has grown beyond my initial expectations.
I have started my own walking group!
We’re not affiliated with The Ramblers or any governing body; this is something I’ve setup on Meetup – a platform that remains largely alien and unknown to me. But it’s quite popular among others.
It feels like only last week that I was writing about August, with thoughts of the summer waving goodbye for another year. October has arrived very suddenly. I’ve had quite a busy month, as you’ll see below.
With the arrival of September, our thoughts often turn to that of autumn, a chill in the air and the final passing of a summer that probably wasn’t as wet or miserable as we might choose to remember.