I have been a WU member since September 2005. Now a retired teacher, enjoying my garden, writing, sketching, taking photos, and having great fun!
By: sandiquiz, 10:06 AM GMT on August 28, 2016
A few days ago we were having a 'discussion' in Calpoppy's blog on the news from France about the Burkini.
Then yesterday I watched a programme on TV about the Victorian Bathing huts.
This morning I came across this photo when I was reading the Daily Mail on line.......and a new blog idea formed in my head.
"Believe it or not, strict modesty laws in early 1900's America limited female ...
Updated: 8:13 AM GMT on August 29, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 7:32 AM GMT on August 03, 2016
I was visiting my WUfriends' blogs on Monday when I came across my own name in BLOCK capitals!
"WHOO HOO, SANDI! YORKSHIRE DAY!"
Bug, who has been having a canter for a couple of years with special days, was telling me that Monday, August the 1st, was Yorkshire Day.
Being a Yorkshire Lass, born and bred, I had no idea there was a Yorkshire Day, so this needed investigating.
I found that it was first cele...
Updated: 7:19 AM GMT on August 15, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 11:20 AM GMT on July 11, 2016
Time for a new blog, and after reading WatchingTheSky's blog I decided a short photographic blog would fill a gap until I come up with something more "intellectual"!
July is the time the garden is full of colour...usually .... but all the rain we have had has made the evergreen plants grow, but has spoilt the roses and many other summer flowers that dislike having their feet in too much wet, cold clay:(
Updated: 4:06 PM GMT on July 23, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 10:56 AM GMT on June 25, 2016
Modern day Weather forecasting - Part TWO
As far back as the late 19th century it had been known that weather behaviour is based on just seven mathematical equations.
These seven equations show how wind speed, wind direction, surface pressure, temperature, humidity and density all interact with one another to make the weather, and they can be written down on one side of A4 - it's a very simple mathematical proced...
Updated: 6:30 AM GMT on July 06, 2016
By: sandiquiz, 6:36 AM GMT on June 17, 2016
The information on the last blog about William Ley came from a fascinating TV programme I watched made by the BBC.
My next two blogs are a continuation of this theme, showing 'why and how' weather forecasting for the general public became necessary.
(The images in the next two blogs are taking from original newsreel, and then photos taken of the TV.... therefore the quality might not be as good as usual.)
Updated: 5:37 AM GMT on June 24, 2016
|Dew Point:||61.9 °F|
|Wind:||2.9 mph from the SW|
|Wind Gust:||9.0 mph|
Updated: 4:59 PM BST on August 31, 2016
Newport Pagnell, BUCKS
|Dew Point:||60.2 °F|
|Wind:||7.0 mph from the WSW|
|Wind Gust:||13.0 mph|
Updated: 5:10 PM BST on August 31, 2016