Monthly Archives: May 2016

Poppies, weeds/not weeds.

A few days ago Jackie brought a bunch of unopened poppies from the allotment, where they had been rudely removed to make way for food plants.  They were sad and limp, but after nearly a week in water they are … Continue reading

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Binding the Brighton Urban Wildlife Group

A few weeks ago I sorted out my incomplete collection of ‘Fly on the Wall’, the group’s newsletter, covering  autumn 1991 to summer 2006, but missing quite a few issues and decided to bind them into hard covers for posterity – or the … Continue reading

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The Dream of Gerontius

We went to a musical event at the Dome on Sunday night.  Until we went I didn’t even know Elgar wrote it, so it was a very new experience.  98 members of the Brighton Festival Choir sat in five or six rows behind … Continue reading

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Painting the House

We started to wash it down on the 7th May, and finished the masonry painting on the 14th and the woodwork (front door and gate posts) done by the 16th.  All this whilst re-balancing my diabetes drugs – I’m now … Continue reading

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A Low Weald walk – bluebells and mud.

4th May met Steve at the station and trained it to Burgess Hill, a little north of the Chalk hills and in the clay vale.  We foolishly thought a week of dry weather would make the footpaths easy to walk, but … Continue reading

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Wedding anniversary and ceiling dial

This morning Jackie replaced the mirror of our ceiling dial.  The dial has a red line representing May 1st, our wedding day, so it is easy to adjust the mirror on this day – the sun’s bright spot should stick … Continue reading

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