Monthly Archives: May 2012

More good stuff from Exeter

Just wanted to share a few great places and things seen, starting with these granite columns to an insignificant car park minutes away from our hotel, in a street called Northernhay – from the fact that it is on the … Continue reading

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Blue tit saga 2012

Once again the nest box just outside the bedroom window was occupied by a pair of blue tits.  By mid-May both parents were busy feeding the hidden brood. Last week we were shocked to realise that there was only one … Continue reading

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Nick Pynn and Kate Daisy Grant – 15th May 2012

He is a very versatile musician.  Plays a bit whilst recording it right there in front of us, then plays back what he recorded in a loop and adds another instrument on top, continues to do this, building complexity, until … Continue reading

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More Llandeilo musings

At the Gold Mine there was a comptometer on a shelf in a hut.  Its a mechanical number cruncher.  One of our number – Janet – related that her mother-in-law, in 1974, said to her, ‘Learn to use a comptometer … Continue reading

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Llandeilo Working Holiday – 5th to 12th may 2012

Left Brighton just before 8am and had been met at Llandeilo station, taken to Newton House and had claimed a bed in the dormitory within the medieval buildings bordering a courtyard adjacent to the grand house before 3pm.  During the … Continue reading

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Exeter Trip – 27th to 30th April

Cheap train to Exeter and checked into the Young’s Hotel that was offering half price B&B.  Might have been the Northgate Hotel, certainly stands on site of the North gate , and part of the city walls is the boundary … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Dover – 24th April 2012

Slogged out to the very edge of Brighton for an exceptionally early hour to stand on a freezing unmade road waiting for a coach to pick us up.  The trip was with the South Downs Society, which has a common … Continue reading

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