Monthly Archives: September 2013

Brighton in two Top Polls

The latest issue of Brighton and Hove Independent tells me that our fair city is in the top twenty of profitable buy-to-let student cities.  Landlords who take over houses here for investment purposes do just a little better than the … Continue reading

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Knole and Boughton Monchelsea Place

A day trip on 11th Sept with M&M Tours.  Knole is a huge place on the top of a sandstone ridge with long views down through its deer park.  It is said to have 365 rooms, 7 courtyards and 12 … Continue reading

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Women Composers of the Early 20th Century

Sunday afternoon, 8th Sept.,  and back in Brighton, seeking a bus to Kemp Town and Sussex Square for a book launch party.  I’m feeling like an imposter – I have no right to be attending this event, but Jackie was … Continue reading

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To God’s Port (Gosport) – 7th Sept 2013

Saturday by train to Portsmouth Harbour station, then the wee ferry across the harbour to Gosport.  At the far end of the High Street we found a big armillary dial where the gnomon depicts a small sailing ship which brought … Continue reading

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Do maple leaves come any bigger?

Last year I picked up some leaves around the back of the Tate Britain gallery in London.  A few weeks ago I saw them on top of a kitchen cupboard where they had sat for months.  A Google search led me … Continue reading

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Another home-grown meal

How could a person not be happy to show off this fine dinner? Out own potatoes, dug that day from the front garden, roasted and served with runner beans picked from the same front garden.  Both to accompany a dish … Continue reading

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Downland Walk with Jerry and Tony

With a change to autumnal weather predicted for the end of the week I was quick to accept Jerry’s offer of joining him and Tony to walk from Falmer, over the Downs to Lewes.  Jerry led on a route he … Continue reading

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