Monthly Archives: January 2018

A wild and windy walk

The 17th January was bright but cold and windy, but we three were not to be dissuaded from the challenge – seven and a half miles on the scarp face of the Downs, with a total climb of 600 metres.  … Continue reading

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Signs of aging: Number 1

I was sitting up in bed on my second cup of tea, and getting slightly bored, so I asked Jackie what she was reading.  She sighed, lowered the magazine, turned to me and said it was an article about computer … Continue reading

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Cassowarys on the Upper Lewes Road

OK, they are taller than you might expect and not so colourful.  It was a few days ago, when I was aimlessly staring out of the sitting room window, mind in neutral.  Suddenly the word Cassowary came into my head.  … Continue reading

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Sea trip to Dieppe

On a wet and windy morning in December we drove to Newhaven to catch the ferry to Dieppe for an overnight trip of eating and drinking.  We had ordered a cooked English breakfast before the ship left harbour so our … Continue reading

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Romania and Brexit

In early November I attended an exhibition and talk by the photographer Francesca Moore about the impact of entering the EU on subsistence farmers in Romania. She visited an isolated part of rural Romania in 2007 when the country had … Continue reading

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Sirens and Sounds in Beer.

If I see an interesting beer mat I will take it away and use it at home.  Different beer mats are in use at different times, drawn from a stack in the corner of the room.  Two appeared on the … Continue reading

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Winter rains

Jackie measures our rainfall every month with a cunningly designed PET fizzy drink bottle rain holder and funnel.  December was a wet month with 113mm of rain in our gauge.  That is not exceptionally large – the average for the … Continue reading

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