Tag Archive for weather

Camping in the rain

We have been on a camping tour of South West England, beginning at the Port Eliot festival, moving onto South Penquite Farm atop Bodmin Moor, then up along the coast and over Exmoor, descending steeply at Cloud Farm in Doone Valley. It rained all the time. It rained in the morning when the children screamed…

Britain Goes Camping on BBC2

Britain Goes Camping documentary for BBC4

Britain Goes Camping is a new BBC documentary from Brian Henry Martin and Doubleband Films, showing Tue 20 July at 9pm. Earlier this year, Cath and myself spent a day filming with Brian and his small crew, and some of that interview footage is included in the programme

The BBC weather forecast is like my mother

The BBC weather forecast is like my mother: it fears the worst. Some of the most beautiful weekends of my life were – as far as the BBC was concerned – big black clouds. I wonder if their weather predictions intentionally err on the side of caution to leave them less open to blame if…

Met office predicts ‘odds on for a barbecue summer’

The Met Office predicts that Britain is in for a hot dry summer: “Summer temperatures across the UK are likely to be warmer than average and rainfall near or below average for the three months of summer.” After the wash-out summers of 2007/08, in which July and August were monsoon season, this is welcome news.…