Category Archives: Brighton

Two newspaper-inspired pieces

First: The Guardian a couple of weeks ago had a photo of a sheet of Penny Blacks with the heading ‘Black Day for Stanley Gibbons’.  The  item was about the stamp dealer’s sale of itself, and the bad news on … Continue reading

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What is the word for ‘Hatred of Trees’?

Last year we suffered from what seemed to be intentional stout boot kicking of tree trunks to loosen bark, followed by the removal of bark strips.  The Council responded by wrapping trees with a tough wire mesh.  I thought the … Continue reading

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Day trip to Beachy Head and Eastbourne

We took a bus to Eastbourne, the 13X which goes across the Country Park of Seven Sisters.  Got off at Beachy Head, high on the chalk overlooking the English Channel, and, as we walked east, Eastbourne itself.  Beautiful sunny day … Continue reading

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New leggings – up a tree!

I have been looking for some leggings. “Why?”, you may ask.  I can only say that I know I’m getting older, but I have lost a lot of weight, and I’m fairly proud of myself, and my shape.  So there. … Continue reading

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Stanmer to Keymer – across the Downs.

I got a lift to Stanmer Park with Rowena (she was running, training for the London Marathon) and so quickly was surrounded by fields and woods and dog walkers – of which more later.  Walking up through the woods between … Continue reading

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Education and Media Rant #1

On the Today prog this morning the host was asking a Labour person how they would manage to spend more on education in these days of austerity.  The rep did not immediately draw the host’s attention to the politically motivated … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Homes

Some weeks ago the Radio Times was promoting a show called ‘World’s Most Extraordinary Homes’.  In the write-up the author appeared amazed that the home in question was created on a footprint of just 100 square metres, as if this … Continue reading

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