Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Night Tripper

Way back in the 1960s Dr John (the Night Tripper) sang ‘Walk on Gilded Splinters’.  I  have no idea what it means, but I liked it so much I bought the album. Last week I was walking down Bond Street in … Continue reading

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Jays in the Garden

Last week saw a pair of jays collecting twiggery in our hornbeam.  Seen them once or twice since.  They always carry off their finds to the west – maybe they have a nest between our road (Upper Lewes Road) and … Continue reading

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Gosport trip 3rd May 2014

A sunny Saturday and we trained to Portsmouth Harbour, ferried to Gosport and walked through the busy pedestrian shopping and market street westwards.  After half an hour left the centre on a cycle and pedestrian track made from an abandoned … Continue reading

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First Swifts of the Year

On Saturday morning 10th May whilst placing large planters at the east end of Round Hill Crescent a group of three screaming swifts soared past high over the road.  Its now 12th May and they are still the only ones … Continue reading

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Placing Round Hill’s Planters

This morning from 9am we started to install our 4 planters.  Four one tonne bags of topsoil, lots of composted greenwaste (given by Veolia, our waste management company) had been left on the street, and Chris Groom and family brought … Continue reading

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Phill Jupitus and the Panic Brothers at the Greys

Wednesday 7th May 2014 and we are going to the Greys to eat and then hear poetry and music.  Started badly with poor quality food.  Jackie likened it to a school dinner.  I guess we were both disappointed that Mohamed … Continue reading

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Some recent beers

Saturday 26th April in the Greenwich Tavern, Greenwich:  Long Blonde – seeing this around a fair bit, pleasing beer from the Long Man brewery at Litlington, on the east end of the South Downs.  Pale, hoppy and delicious.  Then Hop … Continue reading

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