Monthly Archives: June 2014

Coming over here and taking our jobs

Walking home from the Biosphere launch event I passed St Bartholomew’s Primary School and in the car park out front was a rather smart Aston Martin DBS with Kuwait plates.  Clearly it is worthwhile for the third or fourth sons … Continue reading

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Launch of Brighton and Lewes Downs Biosphere Reserve

On Monday 23rd June 2014 I went to the Jury’s Inn hotel beside Brighton railway station to join in the formal celebration of our new Biosphere reserve.  Lots of familiar faces, some excellent words spoken – nicely praising Chris Todd … Continue reading

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Sunsetting far to the north of west at the Solstice

I went up to the top of Bear Road to find a good place to photograph the sunset near the summer solstice.  Jackie helped me find the equation to calculate where the sun would set, and on this particular day … Continue reading

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Friday: The Elevators; Saturday: Asbo Derek

The straight ahead blues band (OK, they did one Van Morrison song) enhanced by a four piece brass section played for free at the Con Club in Lewes.  Fear not, Con is short for Constitutional.    Haven’t been quite so close … Continue reading

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Naked Bike Ride and London to Brighton Bike Ride

Two events only a few days apart.  I missed the first, but it doesn’t matter because I found it in spirit (and spray paint) in Providence Place, Brighton a couple of days ago. Click on it for bigger image. Then Sunday … Continue reading

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A six mile walk on the 8th June 2014

I know it was a few days ago, but on that walk – just outside Brighton to the east – whilst watching skylarks, I heard a cuckoo.  Just the one ‘cuck-coo’, but really clear.  When I got home I tried … Continue reading

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Caburn Bottom – in search of the Burnt Orchid

Last Friday Steve and I set out to find burnt orchids outside Lewes, in a quiet chalk valley.  Steve had seen them in this valley before, and had heard that it was a good year for them again.  Once we found … Continue reading

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