Category Archives: Politics

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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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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Inua Ellams – an evening with an immigrant.

We went to hear this 33 year-old Nigerian read his poetry and tell us of his life in Nigeria, until he was 12 when the growth of Boko Haram forced his family to flee Nigeria (his father is Muslim and … Continue reading

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Smaller allotment undergoes big changes

We finally got a new agreement from the Council for a new smaller allotment.  We are keeping the northern end of the old plot, now designated 4B.  In order to get more growing space we are removing two ash trees … Continue reading

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Open Car Tour: day 3

After a hearty breakfast at Howfield Manor Hotel we set out to find a long Roman Road heading south from Canterbury towards the sea – now known as the B2068.  After crossing the M20, and before reaching the sea, we … Continue reading

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First Nation culture reinterpreted.

In British Columbia  last year we saw a lot of traditional totem poles, and there is one in the Liverpool World Museum.  It has the usual killer whale at the base, supporting a bear and above that a creature with … Continue reading

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A brief history in badges

So, on the Friday 18th March I popped into the Brighton Beer Dispensary to see what was on, and found Tiny Rebel to drink and to wear.  Whilst there I talked to a couple from Redhill.  It was his birthday, … Continue reading

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