Category Archives: Brighton

A big crane and socks like Prince Charles wears.

Last week I happened to be in the Pump House, in Brighton Place, or perhaps Market Street, when a man in hi-viz entered and spoke to the barmaid.  He was offering advance notice of a big crane coming onto the … Continue reading

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Rare beer and rarer sunshine.

On Sunday 11th March 2018 I drank the last of three bottles of Thomas Hardy ale gifted to us by friends last year.  It used to be marketed as England’s strongest beer, but I doubt it could hold that title … Continue reading

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A seafront ramble

Last week we walked to the sea and along a bit, on our way to Shoreham for lunch with Marian.  Saw things I’d never seen before!  Bought a World Naked Gardening Day tea towel in an arty-crafty shop called Castor … Continue reading

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Another short but steep walk

Out with Jerry in the area around the Devil’s Dyke early in February.  Oh! what a lot of mud.  But still fun  – just.  We parked at the top and walked down the side of the Dyke, slipping more as … Continue reading

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Lets have new front windows!

Simple enough phrase, but it didn’t half drag on.  The plan was to select a provider (June 2017) and get them to install the new windows in the summer, last year.  There is every hope that the job will be … Continue reading

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Slightly bigger full moon than usual

All that fuss about blue moons and super moons.  But it was a clear sky and that made the moon really special.  So bright!  We had just placed a sundial in the back garden, so it was an ideal opportunity … 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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