Monthly Archives: July 2013

A decade in paint

From the summer of 2003 to spring 2013 I was a house painter.  Most of my work was very local, and , having nothing else to do in my retirement, I thought I’d create a map of houses worked on … Continue reading

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A Walk and a Beer

Saturday 20th was hot, but high cloud kept it from being uncomfortable.  We had decided to book a couple of day trips with a local outfit called M&M Tours.  One of the Ms is a friend, I’ve not met the … Continue reading

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Breweries of Lewes – a historic tour with Miles Jenner

Ale and Hearty organised this one, to start at the Swan in Southover at 10am.  Free coffee and food, meeting some friends I’d expected and some I didn’t know would be there.  Miles – Head brewer at Harvey’s Brewery – decided … Continue reading

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A bit of recent wildlife

First a few sightings in the back garden in June and July this year:     Then some things seen walking on the hills near Lewes:   Finally some things from a walk on the hills just west of Eastbourne: … Continue reading

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John Constable was here (1824 and 1828)

Yes, the famous painter stayed in Brighton for two seasons and completed about 200 paintings – many small watercolours – outdoors or in the studio he had at 9 Mrs Sober’s Gardens.  For many years the exact location of this … Continue reading

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There’s an election in Hanover tomorrow

Hanover ward here in Brighton is electing a new councillor tomorrow.  The by-election was called because one of the sitting Green Party councillors has decided to move away from the town.  I keep thinking I might offer to do some … Continue reading

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People ask me why I’m drunk all the time

Well, of course, I’m not.  That was a Bob Dylan quote, and it brought this response: ‘It levels my head and eases my mind.’  I was sitting in Wetherspoon’s nursing a pint of something from the Westgate Brewery after queuing … Continue reading

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