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Holiday Weather

In which we remember how cold it was in Wales


All of a sudden, this week, summer seems to be on the way. It can’t just be that we’re doing everything an hour later than we were a week ago. There’s something particular about a cool summer morning, or a drowsy summer evening, that this week has in spades.

By comparison: here’s some photos from Wales, not even a fortnight ago now, but another season entirely.

Menai Strait, Caernarfon Rain on the window Why was it called Snowdonia again? Ruined building with waterwheel, Llechwedd Slate Caverns

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Piano, forte

In which music is found in a surprising place


In the news today: a piano has been found on top of Ben Nevis. Whether this is really news, and whether noone knew about it before now, is rather debatable,* but at least the mountain’s owners will be pleased with all the publicity.

Maybe the Ben Nevis litter-pickers should turn their attention to Snowdonia instead. There’s a rumour that some evil prankster dumped an ugly café near the summit of Snowdon in the distant past, but noone has ever managed to find it since.

* you have to read a long way down those links to get to the debatable and/or piano-related bits

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