Category Archives: Brighton

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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Clarinet and Trumpet at Smalls Jazz Club

Excellent evening away from the building site that is our sitting room.  Early dinner at Bom-Bane’s in George Street before nipping round the corner to the Verdict in Edward Street for wine and jazz.  Dennis Simpson had to relocate his … Continue reading

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Home-grown dinner – in part.

The kohlrabi and carrots came from the front garden, the courgette, garlic and broad beans from the allotment.  We bought the potatoes and beetroot.  Yesterday we picked gooseberries and blackcurrants, and loads of courgettes trying to become marrows, plus some … Continue reading

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Garden plants, a compass and nipples.

Nothing rude, honest – just seeking your attention.  There is a big pale green 4 feet tall weed in the back garden.  I was cutting some of it away to give more room for the rose and the sweet smelling … Continue reading

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Whiting – not the fish.

A few weeks ago I noticed that the greenhouse was getting very hot on sunny days and I recalled that my Nan used to mix finely ground limestone with water and paint the mixture on the inside of the glass … Continue reading

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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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