Monthly Archives: March 2012

A few beers and a camera

Last week had a lunchtime beer in the North Street Weatherspoons – the best was an American Pale Ale from Moorhouses in Burnley. Amazing value at only £2.05 a pint, and better still with 50p off using one of my … Continue reading

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Garden bird update

The pair of bluetits which have been visiting the nest box high in the back yard are now taking in bits of nesting material – including stuff from a basket I hung up in the garden last year for that … Continue reading

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The Isle of Wight beckons

On Monday 12th March, with a weather forecast promising sunny days I set off with a light heart and heavy pack to Ventnor for two days decorating and two days roaming about.  The job was bigger than I expected and … Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Planting at London Road Station

Sunday 11th March saw great activity on the community gardens at London Road station with cordon apple trees being planted in a big south facing raised bed and a cherry tree in a dustbin (there is a shortage of real … Continue reading

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A Trip to Shoreham Fort

last week three of us took the 700 bus to Shoreham, over the footbridge and turned east for the Fort.  Stopped immediately by a strange looking van.  Clearly based on something French, and with an profile resembling a snail it … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air

On Saturday 3rd March I saw toads in the garden pond for the first time this year, and then nearly stood on a frog standing still and erect on the lawn (well, the grassy area anyway).  No sign of any … Continue reading

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Eco-School on the Hill

I was once very involved in the European (and wider) project called Eco-Schools.  It was once heavily promoted across the UK, but now it is most active in Scotland and Wales where the central administrations consider it significant and useful … Continue reading

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