Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

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A Picture Paints a Thousand Words, The 21st World Scout Jamboree

Following on from my earlier post, here is the link to the photographs of the jamboree, they are files of photograph that have been made available to press and public; at one stage they were being downloaded at a rate of 500 per hour.

They are glorious, but be warned they might make your eyes fill (well they did mine.)

Go to www.tsa.thirdlight.co.uk ignore the login box and click on the link at the bottom of the page “Latest pictures from the 21st World Scout Jamboree”


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Blue Sky Thinking, Scout Jamboree Update


There was a nip in the air early this morning, it was clear, fresh and rather beautiful; many will not yet have had there summer holidays; but this morning you could sense autumn is on its way.

The party is over for the scouts at the 21st World Jamboree too, I had an email yesterday from my friend who has lived and breathed the jamboree for months, in answer to my question, how did go?

Very, very well!! 40,000 participants from every country in the world, except the five that don’t have Scouts. It was brilliant, very hard work and I never got to bed before one in the morning.

How amazing is that, what else brings so many together from so many countries, I’ve had a browse at some of the photographs and what leaps off the screen is the sense of vitality displayed by the kids, this lot could change the world! Now they have jetted to their homelands, with a unique experience of friendship and camaraderie under their scout belt.


When my friend has had his deep, content and well deserved sleep, I hope to be able to link to some of the photographs, but here are some to be going on with.

Last nights clear skies led to the first of the inversion fog sitting in the valley this morning,


and if any other proof were needed, of the fact that autumn is on its way, look what I found in the bathroom this morning (arachnaphobe’s look away now.) The ‘field spiders’ always try and leg it into the house in search of a warm place to hide, the spider catching season has begun!