Monthly Archives: October 2013

Lal and Mike Waterson’s Bright Phoebus Revisited

Mike and his sister Lal were both members of a famous musical family.  As a teenager in the late 1960s I used to attend a folk club upstairs at the Old Blue Bell, Hull to hear the Watersons boom out their … Continue reading

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A short pub crawl with a lot of exercise – 23rd October 2013

Went down town with Jackie for a coffee, then she headed west to the bank and Waitrose whilst my plan was to walk along the seafront, east to Lidl where I’d heard a fleece was to be had for just … Continue reading

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Sunday 19th Oct – Out for a free pint

After a morning working on both front and back gardens decided to cash in a CAMRA voucher for a free pint in an Ember Inn.  Nearest one is in Hove just behind the seafront, so the walk would do me … Continue reading

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Growing and eating our own food – October 2013

Just showing off really, but we spent a lot of hours on the allotment last week, much weeding and harvesting beetroot, small and surprisingly tasty turnips, loads of apples and potatoes.  Even saw a small lizard sunning itself on a … Continue reading

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Clearing under the stairs

This has been an adventure.  Delving deep where none had travelled for years, in fear of giant arachnid attack.  So much stuff.  Stuff I don’t remember owning. And then the feeling of elation that comes from finally deciding to listen … Continue reading

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Ice Age Art – Brighton and Hove Archaeological Society Talk

This was a goody.  Dr Gill Cook, of the British Museum, who curated the hit exhibition of the same title, came down to Brighton and talked for nearly 2 hours (including Q&A session).  She was great. She started with those … Continue reading

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Cornwall – the third and final part

Rain like stair-rods Thursday morning – which reminds me, we saw a set of 11 pairs of Bakelite stair carpet clips in a second-hand shop.  Never seen such a thing before.  A small square with grooves would be screwed to … Continue reading

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