Category Archives: Brighton

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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Walk to Keymer for lunch and nearby art

Sunday saw me on a bus at 9.40am heading for Patcham and a 4 mile walk over the Downs for lunch.  Walked away from hundreds of children playing football at Patcham Recreation Ground at 10am climbing the slippery track between … Continue reading

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Undercliff walk

Last week Steve and I met up to walk along the concrete path at the foot of the cliffs east of Brighton.  After so many days of wet weather the idea of concrete seemed better than footpaths on the Downs. … Continue reading

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There goes the neighbourhood.

Two of the last three mature elms lost on the Upper Lewes Road.  OK, so Dutch Elm disease was spotted last year, but the Council’s tree surgeons simply cut off all the boughs leaving the trunk.  The plan was it … Continue reading

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Rainy and cold outside . . .

. . . but brandy and fire indoors.  A few nights back we decided on a log fire.  And there was bugger all on the TV so decided to sit and read.  It was my task to keep the fire … Continue reading

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