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Lumps of Cloud? I’m not sure…

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Nice Fluffy Clouds

Maybe I’m getting old. After all, I do seem to be finding fault in everything these days.

One such thing is weather forecasters on the TV and how they talk about clouds.

See what I mean, I have an opinion about all sorts of things!

Well, back to the weather reports and, as far as I am concerned, I get a little hot under the collar when I hear things like, “There are several lumps of cloud in the west” or “The weather’s quiet today.”

Firstly, I thought that clouds were formed out of water vapour and if I’m correct, this vapour is the gaseous state of water. Assuming I am right, (I don’t mind being wrong so feel free to correct me), this water vapour can’t be seen.

If it can’t be seen how can it be a solid? You can’t pick it up and hold it in your hands either so how can it be a lump?

Now I felt quite pleased that I thought that out for myself…

However,  I said that I thought that clouds can’t be called lumps but it has been pointed out to me, by my partner, that most clouds are formed by frozen crystals. Frozen water , (ice) which is also known as water in its solid state.

If that’s the case then I guess that clouds could be classed as lumps.

Still, despite knowing about the frozen crystals in clouds, I’m not convinced that the whole cloud, which is formed from these crystals, could be classed as a lump.

If they were lumps, how would aeroplanes manage to avoid them on a daily basis? Also, wouldn’t they fall to the ground due to their weight instead of floating gracefully?

Frozen water

These are lumps.

Am I making sense? The more I re-read this the more unsure I am.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say is that I don’t always agree when some people say things such as “Lumps of cloud.”

As for, ‘The weather is quiet today’ I can understand why they say that.

I don’t agree though, even if I do understand. That’s how I am these days. It’s petty, little things that ‘get my back up.’

It comes to something when I hear myself shouting at the TV, “THEY’RE NOT LUMPS.”

If you’re reading this thinking, “What is she going on and on about?”  then have your say. 

I’ve had my moan so, now it’s off my chest, I will just check the weather for tomorrow…

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London Olympics 2012 – It’s all over…

‘All good things come to an end,’

is what  they always say.

The joy, the sadness, bitterness too,

has touched the World,

and, maybe, touched you.


The nation has such talented beings,

from Michael Phelps to Bradley Wiggins.

I have been sat on the edge of my seat,

watching the rowers and cyclists,

bravely compete.

In fact,  there’s not a sport I didn’t watch,

I cheered on all the GB team,

and turned the sound up a notch.

They all did so well it would seem.

We were with you all the way.

I’d wished I was in the crowd,

but it wasn’t to be for your special day

Team GB made their country  feel proud.


I got to watch it all on TV

and in Plymouth on the Big Screen,

It meant everything to me,

 It made me feel like a Queen.

Now it seems like a lifetime away,

London Olympics is done,

What will I do with all my days?

Well I’ll be waiting for the next one.



The Paralympics will be with us soon,

29th August ’til September.

I know I’ll be there from morning ’til noon,

Well later too if I remember.


I love watching sports,

I used to take part.

Doesn’t matter which sorts,

They lift up my heart.


I have to say that the London Olympics 2012 were the best I’ve ever seen. The BBC did a very good job as did every commentator and presenter. The Olympians should feel so proud of themselves because they were truly an inspiration to future generations. They took defeat with grace, were supportive of each other and did GB proud.


Three Cheers For Team GB





Deep breath…


OK I’m a bit of a light weight when it comes to watching any film or TV programme when it has an element of ‘making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.’  I can’t help it either. I do try to be brave but most of the film concerned is watched behind my shaking hands. 


I know when it all started….

It was when I was a child and Dr Who was on. I can’t remember who the doctor was but that’s irrelevant. It was the (I can’t believe I’m going to even write the name of them) Daleks. I spent the entire programme behind the sofa. Too scared to ever come out.

I know. You would think that anyone who was afraid of the Daleks was a wimp. 

Well, my followers (don’t know why I wrote that but it makes me feel important so let’s go with it.) I am a WIMP.

I don’t care if it makes me look inadequate. I’m afraid of the Daleks still.

There I’ve said it now. (If anyone does their voice around me I freeze.)


Back in the day, these aliens could only roll along which was still flipping scary but now…they can hover.

I can’t imagine how many nightmares I would’ve had knowing that back then. At least when I was a child my bedroom was upstairs and they couldn’t climb stairs. Hovering Daleks puts a whole new scare factor into the equation.


Incidentally, I have seen the trailer for the new Dr Who where the doctor is surrounded by his enemy. I’m worried for him. Will he get out alive? I hope so because he’s the only person who can destroy these aliens. 

Let us not forget that it’s not only those ‘things’ that scare me. Oh no. I’m a wimp remember?


My family watch all sorts of films and it doesn’t matter to them what they watch even if it scares the hell out of me. (The only exception is my daughter who is just as bad as me).

Believe it or not, it took me at least three attempts to watch the whole ‘I am legend’ film. It got so bad that my partner could take no more of my screaming and watching it behind my hands that he had to change the channel. I was OK until I saw the first zombie and that was it. it freaked me out.

 I don’t think I’m normal.

It doesn’t stop there though…

I could go on forever because there are so many films that I’m scared of but writing about them makes me relive my fears. 

I’m A Wimp


Other things that scared me:

Richard Hillman in Coronation Street, when he went doo-lally, did.

Stella Crawford in Eastenders when she was nasty to little Ben also did. As did Nasty Nick Cotton with his mum Dot.


To add to my wimpishness (I don’t care if it’s not a word)…

My partner has just reminded me that I get scared watching ‘Robson Green‘s Extreme Fishing’ and that’s because I get frightened when he catches fish that might kill him. On one occasion he was being chased by a Caimen  alligator.

Oh my Goodness! I was so scared I screamed to Robson to ‘WATCH OUT’


Do you see what I mean now? I have watched many a thriller from behind my trembling fingers. 

Now I’ve written about some of them it’s made me even more scared but I’m going to take it as a bit of therapy…


Please don’t mention them in front of me…


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