Oct 062014
Herm in September

For the last three years, we have had one of our holidays in Herm during June. It is not very busy then and the weather is usually fine. However, this year, we decided to have an extra break on the island in September so that we can see what the place is like when it really is quiet. Usually, we stay overnight in Guernsey and get the Trident ferry over to Herm the next morning. The flight from East Midlands doesn’t give you any spare time to catch the last ferry at 17:15, and if the flight is delayed, you [Read more]

Feb 232014
How wet has it been in Selston?

According to provisional figures from the Met Office, the United Kingdom received 486.8 millimetres of rain between 1st December 2013 and 19th February 2014, making it the wettest Winter ever. This beat the previous record of 485.1 millimetres of rain set in 1995. With the meteorological Winter not due to end until the last day of February, the total rainfall amount could easily top 500 millimetres. While the worst affected areas have been Wales, the West Country and Southern England, the East Midlands has escaped the worst of the downpours and floods. But, how wet has it been in Selston? Well, [Read more]