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October (96 posts)

  1. Incy wincy spider

    Tuesday 4 October 2011, 16:47

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    Forget Big Brother and welcome a whole host of other housemates into your home as spider season is officially here.

    The Guardian newspaper proudly announced this week 'owing to a dismal summer, the 2011 domestic spider season promises to be the best yet'. Great news!

    Actually, I'm not in the least...

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  2. Reflections on last Friday night...

    Monday 3 October 2011, 18:37

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    What an incredible October weekend! This weekend's heat wave thankfully coincided with a whole weekend off for the orchestra. On Sunday, a few of us went to the beach for a barbecue and to lie on beach towels, which gave me some time to reflect on our concert last Friday night.

    Two things struck me...

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  3. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 2 October 2011

    Monday 3 October 2011, 17:02

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme

    Where do I start? Because there's so much to tell you about - so much bristling aural content - in this week's programme, it's difficult to know where to begin.

    Let's...

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  4. Amazing start to October

    Monday 3 October 2011, 16:27

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Well, what an amazing start to October with blue skies, sunshine and toasty temperatures - hotter than Athens, Greece!

    On Saturday I was in Brecon at the Food Festival and it was baking hot. In fact temperature records were broken at Hawarden in Flintshire, where the thermometer reached 28.2 Celsius...

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  5. Live 'n' Deadly at Margam Park

    Monday 3 October 2011, 10:20

    Rachael Garside Rachael Garside

    It's not every day you see a reticulated python, a tarantula, an eagle owl and a harris hawk on a visit to Margam Park near Port Talbot, but then it's not every day that the Live 'n' Deadly show rolls into town.

    There was plenty to see and do from zorbing in plastic bubbles on the lake to pond dipping...

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