Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Day on the Downs

Yesterday (30th December) two of us took a train to Southease and set out to explore some little visited bits of downland, with the aid of the writings of Dave Bangs. We walked towards Telscombe village but turned south to … Continue reading

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Mummers at the Mitre

On the 18th December I went to the pub, not for beer, Oh no, but to see the Mummers play. OK, so I had a pint or two whilst there, churlish not to really. Half of Christmas Ale (over 8%), … Continue reading

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Forty Years On

It was the summer of 1969 (OK 41 years ago) when I went with six fellow students to Morocco as part of the University of East Anglia Expedition. Three of us were first years from the faculty of Environmental Sciences … Continue reading

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Madrigals, mulled wine and pottery

All over Brighton, in the retail opportunity leading to Christmas, artists and craftspeople are opening their studios to flog us stuff. At just one of those places Jerry said he’d be singing with some of his ‘Madders’ friends – all … Continue reading

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Train Trip to Bristol

We took a train to Bristol on 27th November to help Jackie’s uncle Gordon celebrate his 60th birthday.  Cross-country train via Southampton, Salisbury and Bath.  After Salisbury the higher hills had a good sprinkling of snow. After a late lunch in a … Continue reading

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