Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cleaning beaches at Roseland, Cornwall

Another week of heavy chores. Staying down in Cornwall at a National Trust bunkhouse, in order to pick up litter from the beaches at the area I used to call the Roseland Peninsula, but now know to call Roseland, because … Continue reading

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Hull – part two

Next morning and dad is due for lunch, with Leanora, his relatively long-term friend. She also drives, so he gets out. I plan a walk for the morning. Find myself on Clough Road – landscape of factory outlets and industrial … Continue reading

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Trip to Hull – 30 March to 2 April

Packed a light bag and headed to Hull hoping to see Dad but planning lots of other things as well. Caught a Hull Train from Kings Cross, no changes, direct to Hull Paragon. The ‘Larkin in Hull’ trail is not … Continue reading

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Haslemere Circular Walk

a href=”https://roundhillrob.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/haslemere-map-600-x-450.jpg”>Rough map showing features illustrated and mentioned in the piece. On my day off I explored Haslemere and immediate area by following a route available in the Bunkhouse at Swan Barn Farm. Started in the town museum where I … Continue reading

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National Trust Working Holiday at Haslemere

In March I travelled back to Haslemere to cut down rhododendron as part of restoring heathland on Black Down. Nothing grows under the dense thickets of rhody. Due to poor weather we only did that for a day, spending the … Continue reading

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Garden Wildlife incidents in March 2011

Early in the month blackbirds became much more obvious as they begin to establish territory. One nice event was a visit to the birdbath for a drink and wash by a young male – at least I have convinced myself … Continue reading

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Glass Mosaic replaces Xpelair in Utility Room

There’s a headline to conjure with! But it does tell it like it is. Having decided to make the window in the Utility Room open, after living with it painted shut for 27 years, it became necessary to remove the … Continue reading

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