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Quote of the Day 2

Yet another quote to inspire writers!

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Quote of the Day

When a new owner took over our village pub he started putting up daily quotes on the A-frame board. Adds a bit of interest to a daily walk and they have certainly been varied. Just a selection here. Firstly one … Continue reading

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Visiting the Postal Museum, London

A while since I have ventured into the capital but a group of us joined a coach trip at the weekend to visit the Postal Museum (https://www.postalmuseum.org/) This proved to be worth the journey and there is certainly plenty to … Continue reading

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A berry interesting walk

Yesterday the sun shone, the current WIP was getting bogged down in detail and refused to flow smoothly so I took the camera and went off to stretch the legs and concentrate on a different sort of detail, the autumn … Continue reading

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Keeping a Diary

I was never very good at keeping a diary. I usually found one in my Christmas stocking, one year, two, – whatever was Santa thinking of – but it was rarely completed beyond January apart from a few birthday or … Continue reading

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Catching Up

The lack of posts this year has had more to do with technology than with a lack of time but hopefully I now have the treadmill set to a more even pace. Since I last posted the weather has been … Continue reading

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What’s New?

A new year, a new start and a new computer. So Happy New Year. Shortly after the last entry on this blog computer problems began and within a couple of weeks things were clearly terminal. I battled on using a … Continue reading

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Picking up the detail

Visiting several National Trust properties recently it was clear things differ significantly today compared to twenty years ago. Then people walked through rooms following a guidebook purchased on arrival, kept away from the objects of interest by heavy red ropes … Continue reading

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Slow Sloes

Driving around the countryside the hedgerows are well laden this year it seems. In the past I have recorded estimates of how good a harvest is for a a list of species such as hawthorn, oak, blackberry and so on … Continue reading

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Preserving Memories

Enlisted the help of some younger family members to gather blackberries at the weekend. I had gathered a trayful of fallen apples and thought blackberry and apple jelly would be a great recipe to use them up. Having convinced the … Continue reading

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