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Flight of Fancy

52 months ago
Almost Ready
One of the things I have always wanted to do was to take a Balloon flight. I nearly had one as a surprise for my fortieth but the cat got out of the bag and my wife did something else for me. I never forgot and dropped the odd hint now and then. Then on my last birthday I got my surprise a Hot Air Balloon Flight. The hard bit was deciding where to fly from but my wife & I decided Oxford would be the easiest so on April 15th we went along to Oxford to take our flight. Take off was around 7:30...
oxford hot air balloon flight

Names meaning Waterfall

52 months ago
River Tees, Low Force
There are several naming conventions for waterfalls used in Britain and Ireland, as a result of our rich history of languages. For today, I am going to confine myself to waterfall words, ignoring the various rapids, cascades, and weirs that are not quite waterfalls. In that I am going to let centuries of forebears lead the way and follow the names they have chosen. Very few waterfalls are called 'Waterfall'. Those that are are frequently artificially created, like this one in Jesmond...
waterfalls naming language

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