Monthly Archives: April 2014

Politically Incorrect Corner

You may recall the politician who recently referred to Africa as bongo-bongo land.  There I was thinking he was making light of African musical tradition, or possibly long-distance messaging by drums, but perhaps he knew the African antelope like beast … Continue reading

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Dark Star Beer Bike

Saw this on the day of the Brighton Marathon, outside the new café on the Level.  Thought you might like it as well.

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Old fence, New fence

Started to remove the ivy from a tree and the fence at the end of the garden from which it sprang.  Soon discovered that the ivy was supporting the fence. After some thought, and a big intake of metaphorical breath, ordered … Continue reading

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Nine mile walk – front door to front door.

Steve had suggested a local walk to see the bluebells in Stanmer Park so we set out about 1 o’clock.  We didn’t allow the potential delights of Sainsbury’s or B&Q to delay us as we progressed along the Lewes Road.  … Continue reading

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Visiting the Isle of Thanet

Thanet is the top right hand corner of Kent, it is not an island now though the Roman invasion of AD43 apparently entered England up the waterway which separated Thanet from the rest of Kent.  The River Stour follows the … Continue reading

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Weekend at Whitstable

A small artistic community and fishing port as well as holiday destination, Whitstable has recently been blessed with not one but two micropubs.  So who could resist the opportunity to visit one-time Brighton residents Chris and Hilary?  Certainly not me. … Continue reading

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Scarborough and Tuna Fishing

Once upon a time, before the second world war, there was a big game fishing club in Scarborough.  The rules required that the fisherman had to be in a small boat by himself.  Usually they sailed out in a bigger … Continue reading

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