Monthly Archives: February 2013

Developing the Level

Our local park is the Level, and it’s shut until next summer because the Council won a lot of National Lottery money to improve it.  I have been busy saying what I think is needed (they asked the public to … Continue reading

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Giant Dragonflies at Waste Transfer Station

I have just finished putting together the March issue of our community newspaper, the Round Hill Reporter.  It involved walking round the block to photograph a new piece of public art.  Three grand dragonflies, back-lit with LED lamps, attached to … Continue reading

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Pub encounters

Popped out this afternoon to buy some tonic concentrate and gas for the Sparklets machine – its a good environmental choice, but the company is now based in Palestine, and some folk have doubts about whether that’s on-balance a good … Continue reading

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Brighton bathing in the very early 19th century

I have a facsimile edition of an 1813 Guide to Brighton.  It seems to show we were a nation of wimps.  On the subject of baths (hot and cold) there is a suggestion that some people (patients) require a warm … Continue reading

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Penguins and Horseflesh

Went down town yesterday, to deliver a bottle of homebrew to the Evening Star where Terry would be able to pick it up.  Promised him a bottle some weeks ago, and I was down to the last two bottles when … Continue reading

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More on Garden Bird Sightings

This morning, the 9th February 2013, whilst about to sit down for a breakfast of bacon and eggs, I saw a tiny bird in a rosemary bush about 12 feet from the window.  Very busy searching for food it really … Continue reading

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Wet again, but a better kind of wet.

Our front window in a bay window.  The house faces roughly south, so one side window faces east and the other one faces west.  For most of the last fortnight the near permanent rain has been spotting the east-facing window, and … Continue reading

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