About alex101weather

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

Tangled up in Blue

Few pics of the sky through the branches, spooky isn’t it!

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Garden Party 2018

Well the rain held off and the sun made a few brief appearances. The day was well attended and despite the fact that the band couldn’t make it the conversation flowed and all enjoyed a fun afternoon.

Any more photos will be gratefully received and added to the gallery.

Much thanks again to Vittoria’s for the fabulous food and wine, and Happy Birthday Tony!

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Garden today

The Garden today 1st March 2018, just a taster. Click on the image to see full size. If you send me more I can upload.