Author Archives: roundhillrob

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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Bluetit at the window

Since about the first week of December 17 a single bluetit has been visiting our kitchen window, sitting on the sill and tapping the glass with its beak, and flying up the face of the glass, tapping as it rises.  … Continue reading

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Islander by Patrick Barkham

Back on the 11th November I went to Shoreham for the AGM of the Sussex Wildlife Trust, and bought a copy of the guest speaker’s new book – Islander.  In it he tells wildlife, human and literary stories gathered and … Continue reading

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Smallest Open House Christmas Show

Up the hill in Powis Square there are two empty Telephone boxes – or they were empty, but currently they host an exhibition of pictures largely of dogs.  Its called Give a Dog a Bone, and is the smallest show … Continue reading

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