How splendid to be able to post a Photo of the week by a photographer that I know.
Daan Olivier’s photo is of a clashing returning wave during Storm Brian, photographed at Newhaven, on 21st October 2017 at 1408 hrs.
Why so precise? Well, Daan reckons that luck, in photography, derives from precise preparation. To prepare for the photo of Clashing Wave, Daan tells me he studied the tide tables at Newhaven, also the wave action of the Clapotis Gaufre wave type. Now, don’t tell me it’s all luck. There’s an element of luck, but preparation is all.
Wikipedia describe Clapotis Gaufre as,
When a wave train strikes a wall at an oblique angle, the reflected wave train departs at the supplementay angle causing a cross hatched wave pattern known as the clapotis gaufré (“waffled clapotis”). In this situation, the individual crests formed at the intersection of the incident and reflected wave train crests move parallel to the structure.
I listed six great Bob Newhart monologues on Monday this week. Here’s another to enjoy. This one is The Grace L Ferguson Airline.
I suppose this email I received from Biffa, about the delay in emptying our green waste bin, will allow me to stuff more leaves into the bin.
I am sorry to advise that due to operational issues you may experience delays in this weeks collection. Should this be the case, we will rearrange the collection to take place as soon as possible, however it may be as late as Saturday. We unreservedly apologise for this delay in service. Please leave your bin out in the normal location and this will be emptied for you this week.
Please be aware also, that due to the amount of calls we are receiving regarding this delay, you may experience lengthy queue times if you give us a call in the next few days. Apologies for any inconvenience caused by this.
Surrey Heath Borough Council announce,
Year 7 students from across Surrey Heath will learn how to deal with real-life situations by taking part in the Young Citizen programme this week (November 22-24, 2017).
The course aims to help young people broaden their social responsibility skills and lead safe, healthy lives.
Through a range of interactive sessions, students will explore themes such as first aid, alcohol awareness, personal safety, peer pressure, as well as internet safety and how they can report a crime anonymously.
Over 400 students from Kings International College and Collingwood College will be involved in the practical sessions delivered by qualified professionals.
Among those hosting the workshops are: Solomon Theatre Company, Surrey Police, St John Ambulance, Counter Terrorism Policing – Prevent and Surrey Crimestoppers.
Students will watch a play by the Solomon Theatre Company entitled ‘Last Orders’, acted out by young people to highlight issues around alcohol abuse, peer pressure and its consequences.
Surrey Heath Borough Council Children’s Champion Cllr Josephine Hawkins said: “Young Citizen is a brilliantly effective way of helping young people gain the knowledge and skills to lead safe, healthy lives.
“I’m sure the students involved this year will benefit hugely from this experience. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all those agencies involved for their continued support.”
The course is organised and funded by the Safer Surrey Heath Partnership and the schools involved.
Perfect for children and parents, Lightwater’s Switch on Christmas. A carol concert in All Saints’s Church, followed by a candle lit procession to the village community Christmas tree for the switching on of the Lights. Followed by Lightwater Village Square Christmas lights switch on, and afterwards, sausage rolls and mulled wine.
Looks like being fun.