Category Archives: Surrey

The Next Climate Phase – Suspicious 0bservers – and Other Comments

Good afternoon from a very damp Surrey.

Damp as in we are experiencing garden flooding after a prolonged spell of rain, commencing around 11pm yesterday evening. Waterlogged mains drains, unable to cope with the excess rainfall, finally failed this afternoon. We are becoming particularly accustomed to these damp winters and have adjusted our lives accordingly – keeping good stock of chemical toilet solutions on hand, permanently charged torches, keeping Wellington Boots close at hand by our front door.

As you are all aware, I am a keen 0bserver of the incredible work of the remarkable Ben Davidson, also known as Suspicious 0bservers. And as we face another waterlogged yet humid winter, his latest video relating to the next phase in our ever-changing climate’s cycle has piqued my interest. Along with the genius that is Billy Yelverton (also known as Mr2Tuff2 on You Tube), the Sun’s role and its relationship to our climate is examined closely. Are we standing on the precipice of a Mini Ice-Age? That question is also subject to studious examination.

My Sister has also spoken at length about the climate changes we face during our lifetime and I have touched upon some of those points in earlier blogs. Given I have now gathered all of the material necessary for Book 3 (which has, for some reason, decided it wishes to become Book 2), I should be able to blog about her revelations in a separate posting very soon.

In the meantime, please find Ben’s and Billy’s video below. Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

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My Beautiful Surrey (Part Three)…

… good evening from a beautifully warm and peaceful Surrey.

As many of my dear friends are aware, one of the great pleasures of my life involves thoroughly exploring this wonderfully verdant county of mine – a pleasure I appreciate more with the passing years.

Surrey has a smorgasbord of surprising treasures tucked away within the glorious folds of its countryside; the county truly has something for everyone of all ages and all interests. Today, I would like to present a special gallery of photographs taken at a particularly historic location – historic for so many reasons.

The Members Clubhouse

The motoring and aviation sensation that is Brooklands Museum nestles comfortably on the outermost edges of the bustling Brooklands Industrial Estate in Weybridge. Brooklands can rightfully lay claim to a number of historic 20th Century firsts.

Brooklands was the location of the first purpose-built racing track in the world, built upon land owned by local landowner, Hugh Locke-King, opening for its inaugural race in June 1907. Racing continued until 1939, whereupon the track ceased to be used for the purpose. Its 2.75 mile circuit boasts banking sections nearly 30ft in height and, whilst certain sections have been removed due to redevelopment, much of the track remains in place to this day.

Brooklands was also a major centre for aviation design and testing. To quote from the Museum’s website: “From A V Roe’s first trials here in 1907-08, through many decades of manufacture by such companies as BAC, Bleriot, British Aerospace, Hawker, Sopwith and Vickers, no other place in Britain, possibly even in the world, has seen such achievements. Some 18,600 new aircraft of nearly 250 types were first flown, manufactured or assembled at Brooklands.

The bustling and busy Museum has an incredible and devoted group of volunteers manning the helms each day. From Bluebird to Concorde, from buses to bikes, from Mini Days to American Days, the Museum has something for everyone.

The Gallery of six photographs includes some of the site’s historic buildings. My Youngest Daughter – a talented photographer whose works have featured on this blog before – and I also wanted to focus on the wildlife/plantlife that nestles quietly yet abundantly within the thriving Museum site.

Once more, I hope the images capture the essence of Surrey – in particular, the sheer poetic juxtaposition of nature and industry that can be found here.

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… from my Beautiful Surrey (Part Two) …

Good afternoon from a beautifully warm and sunny Surrey.

As all of my dear friends here are aware, I love sharing photographs of this amazing county, which nestles comfortably beneath the bustling cityscape of London. Yesterday evening, we enjoyed a lovely family evening relaxing alongside the River Thames in Shepperton. It’s hard to believe that this very area was so badly flooded during the earlier months of this year.

The photogenic scenes were captured near the incredible Thames Court Inn, an immensely beautiful building in its own right which I hope to photograph when we next visit this very peaceful area. We were also so wonderfully blessed by the presence of a beautiful swan, who seemed to be quite adept at posing for the odd photograph or two 🙂

I am not the world’s greatest photographer but I hope the photos capture the sheer poetic essence of the area… and provides more clues as to why I am so in love with this beautiful county of Surrey.

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… from my Beautiful Surrey …

Image from Surrey Hills Explore

Image from Surrey Hills Explore

Good evening from the beautiful county of Surrey…

… I apologise for the lack of blogging for the past couple of months. There is so, so much going on in the World right now… I am watching events described by my Sister and Grandfather months (even years in some instances) ago unfold. Connections that did not make sense in the context of the times, now glaringly apparent to me. The sequence of events are falling into place. For example, the Russian Connection was mentioned by my Sister 3-4 years ago. Her advice at the time – don’t believe what is said about Russia. We have chatted about the Ukrainian situation recently and she has confirmed that this was the connection to the Global Situation referenced at the time. Keep a close eye on the sudden rapid escalation of events in the Ukraine, keep a very discerning eye on Western media reports and understand that people can no longer be fooled by the same old box of deceitful tricks used by various Establishments around the World.

The Emancipation of Nations kidnapped silently by aggressors from the inside – bought and paid for by bored wealthy families with nothing to aspire to other than the total control of humanity and Mother Earth – has commenced. May not seem obvious right now but it has. Awakening from the slumbers is often unpleasant. And many of us around the World have begun our awakening, at different stages of time. “A necessity”, my Sister has mentioned in the past. There needs to be a support system in place for those who have realised that life isn’t what it seems to be – those who have been through those angry first moments of realisation and have attained a peace of mind that change can and will be effected. We have nothing to fear. The deceitful perpetrators, however… they should be fearful. Must be pretty painful not being able to trust the reflection staring back at them from the mirror…

And please don’t feel alarmed by this blog posting. We all chose to be here at this time, even if we’re not consciously aware of that choice from long ago. Compare this time of Gaia’s history to a ride on a rollercoaster… it’s going to be terrifying at certain junctions of the track, breathtaking at points… yet there will be points where the ride will temporarily glide to a halt at the very apex of the track. And the view will be so clear, so stunning. Bear this all in mind over the coming weeks and months. It is all going to be so, so worthwhile.

I have posted a beautiful picture of one of my favourite views from the Surrey Hills – Redlands at Dawn. Just seems appropriate at this time.

The Devil’s Punchbowl, Hindhead, Surrey

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Good morning from the night-shrouded beauty that is the county of Surrey.

I was born in this beautiful county over 4 decades ago. Whilst I have occasionally craved a change, wanting to live elsewhere, I have remained in Surrey, falling in love with the county I am still learning about with each passing year.

The people of Surrey are truly blessed with the most breathtaking countryside; abundant with exotic wildlife co-existing with its own native flora and fauna. The National Trust is one of a devoted number of charities and organisations who look after these amazing landscapes. One such location is the glorious natural amphitheatre known as The Devil’s Punchbowl. Nestling comfortably in Hindhead, a village on the outermost regions of South Surrey, the Punchbowl possesses scenes of dramatic splendour, varying throughout the seasons; a scenic retreat when one feels the strong need to reconnect to nature.

Sunday afternoon was spent in this stunning location; enjoying the clear views across the Surrey skies, staring down into the cool lush greenery of the valleys embraced by the heather and gorse-kissed embankments carved away by water erosion many years ago. We also had the opportunity to view the healing scar which had once been the home of one of England’s busiest stretches of road – the A3. The Hindhead stretch of the A3 was closed upon the opening of the new Hindhead Tunnel back in 2011. It is remarkable to see just how quickly Mother Nature, with the loving healing hands of the many caretakers of the land, has reclaimed this area. Work is still underway to reconnect the Punchbowl with the neighbouring Hindhead Common but everything is going well.

The images in the slideshow above were taken by a very talented young artist and photographer – a young artist and photographer who just also happens to be my Amazing Daughter. She has captured the essence of the Devil’s Punchbowl and its flora and fauna perfectly 🙂

Willow