Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Autumn is upon us

Well looks like the days of the unexpected late summer has passed and we are back into typical October weather of rain, wind, maybe frost and general mixed bag of the Autumn season. Therefore I've changed the blog background to something more cheery.

The leaves are being blasted off the trees together with other items of crunchiness under foot. Leaves falling on the railway lines are already causing some problems with poor adhesion which in contrast to a few days ago when temperatures were high that trains had to be speed restricted for safety reasons due to expanded rails etc. 

The nights are drawing in and it will soon be time to put the clocks back one hour on the last Sunday of this month for the end of British Summer Time. Its that time of year of course when those people who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD Syndrome) are affected the most and can be exacerbated by the lack of daylight.

Its the time when the energy companies and  shareholders will be rubbing their hands as more gas and electricity is consumed to lighten our days and warm our homes and with it the more money they will make from their recently increased prices.

It’s the time of year when the Xfactor Live shows start and what a choice has to be made amongst some excellent as well some not so good people. Big Brother must surely be coming to an end soon so not all depressing.

Shops are beginning to put up their Christmas wares if not already done so and the last holiday before Christmas is looming in half-term for schools and colleges.

Apple as promised for the Autumn have come out with their long awaited IPhone 5 err no a revamped IPhone 4 called the uninspiring IPhone 4GS,  same exterior revised upgraded interior and have supposed to have fixed the aerial and signal issue. To many people whether you have the IPhone  4 or the IPhone 4GS the operating system is going to be the same when it launches on October 12th known as IOS5. Over 200 extra features so will it be worth it any IPhone 4 person  actually upgrading to the GS with so few extra features. And will Apple and Samsung sort out their differences over patents and the tit for tat issues which really only make lawyers rich. I note with Sadness on Wednesday 6th October it was reported that the founder of Apple Steve Jobs passed away. More on his life and apple can be found on this link http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/jobs/

So welcome to the last quarter of 2011 where I do not know where the time has gone but I do know 2012 is going to be an exciting year for some as we have the Olympics in this country and all that entails, the arguments will go on for high-speed rail and the economy will go up and down like the proverbial yoyo I’m sure. Politicians will come out with what they think we will want to hear in the hope that we will think we are well off, that financial restraints will be eased and that there will be light at the end of the tunnel. I’d love to know which tunnel it might be as the longer they are the less light you can see from the end.

Well autumn is truly upon us and will take us through until the winter season whenever that may start in this crazy environment we live in.

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