Monthly Archives: June 2013

Garden birdlife at Harpford

There were three feeders on a tree in the garden at Podburys, and Pam decided to replenish them all week.  Which gave us all chance to see adult great tits and their young, and a greater spotted woodpecker, a nuthatch … Continue reading

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Sunday 16th June – a walk to Sidmouth

Steve and I set off for Sidmouth along the heath ridge on the east side of the Otter Valley.  Once we left the road and climbed onto the ridge we got lost with no trouble.  Well, lost may be the … Continue reading

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Down to Devon with the Holiday Crew

Friday 14th June and on Brighton station for the 9am train heading west.  Change at Westbury   and arrive at Exeter for lunch at the Old Fire Station (handy for the bus station and the 52 for Newton Poppleford). A ten … Continue reading

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An afternoon in town – 12th June 2013

Walked up across Seven Dials yesterday to see diabetes nurse for six monthly review of  health.  Enjoyed the Dials whilst there is very little in the way of railings separating people from fossil fuel driven wheeled steel boxes.  Made the … Continue reading

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William Willett – inventor of summer time

Well, British Summer Time anyway.  We first moved away from Greenwich Mean Time in 1916 as a wartime measure, but adopted it as part of normal life in 1925.  And it was one William Willett who came up with the … Continue reading

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Slowworms at garden and allotment

Sitting out enjoying the sunshine on the 9th June I spotted a cat peering too closely into the long grass below the apple trees.  I shooed it away and went to look for myself.  Out slithered a slowworm, ten inches … Continue reading

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‘Camden Lock and the Market’ book launch.

Between 1971 and 1982 Jackie spent much of her working time in a converted stable block beside the diagonal bridge at Hampstead Road locks.  It became known as Camden Market, and is now in the top 10 tourist attractions of … Continue reading

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